Upcoming exhibitions

  1. January, February and March 2020 in the entryhall of Jan Yperman hospital, Briekestraat 12, 8900 Ypres
  2. On the 25th and 26th of April and on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of May 2020  at the cloister Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-van-Troost during the ” Kunst in de Troost “-event, Vilvoorde

About

Daniël Hardyns saw the light in Ghent in 1951, light that he tries to capture in his watercolour paintings.

From his early age, he was fond of drawing and painting. Two of his teachers from that time, Roger Wittevrongel and Jan Hoet, fed his curiosity in art.
While studying “pharmacy” at University, he kept on handling pencil and paint-brush.

He switched from oil-painting to watercolour-painting and love became passion.
The utmost difficulty and underestimated qualities of watercolour painting, felt as a challenge and the unexpected possibilities of this particular technique opened a new world for him.

He received public recognition by receiving the first prize in the “Biënnale van Oostende”, a contest for amateur artists. A little later, he became a laureate of the National August Vermeylen Contest.

An encounter with Fernand Thienpondt gave his work a new impulse.

His name is mentioned in the West-Flemish Artist’s Lexicon and in Norbert Hostijn’s book “Beeldend Oostende”.
Some of his works where used in books of verse and novels.
He participated in various group-exhibitions and had several individual exhibitions in private galleries and exhibition-rooms in Veurne, Ghent, Bruges, Bredene…

Through the years

2018

  • participated at the international exhibition in Fabriano, Italy
  • teacher and organiser of the 4th watercolor class at the Morvan , France
  • individual exhibition in Bredene, Belgium

2017

  • selected for participation at the Watercolour exhibition of AIB, castle Alden Biezen, Bilzen
  • exhibition at the 8st Watercolour biennial Brioude, France
  • participation at the Flemish event “Buren bij Kunstenaars”
  • teacher and organiser of the watercolour course in the Morvan, France

2016

  • Selected for the international contest “ Marche d’Acqua “at the Paper and Watermark Museum , Fabriano, Italy
  • Selected fort he Rotary exhibition 2016 “ Art at the Sea “, Venetiaanse Gaanderijen, Ostend
  • Organiser and teacher at the watercolour course in the Regional Nature Parc Morvan, France
  • Selected to participate at the Watercolour Biennial 2017 in Brioude ( Auvergne, France )
  • The watercolour painting “ light on a vice “ was been selected in the first vote session fort he contest “ Painting of the year 2016 “ in the Netherlands

2015

  • winner of ” The Art of Watercolour ” magazine contest
  • invited for The Watercolour Exhibition of Belgium, Brussels

2014

  • work displayed in Fabriano ( Italië )
  • participation expo Rotary Oostende “Kunst aan Zee”
  • selected for the 2nd Internationale Biënnale in Estaimpuis
  • selected to display work in 2015 in Californië VS
  • selected for the 2nd Internationale Biënnale te Narbonne
  • selected for the expo “Oostends Paviljoen” in Oostende

2013

  • selected by Fabriano in Acquarello ( Italy )
  • selected for ” Les Printemps de l’Aquarelle” ( Libramont, Belgium )
  • individual exhibition in Autun ( France )
  • asked by BZIO for the exhibition of Contemporary Artists Ostend
  • selected for the watercolor exhibition in Innsbruck ( Austria )
  • joined the autumn exhibition in Autun ( France )
  • joined the watercolor exhibition of the ” Vlaamse Aquarelclub” in Bruges

2012

In 2012 he was selected for exposing his work for the 34th WaterColour Event in Mol.
The same year he attended an internationally renowned contest in London in the Bankside Gallery, organized by the Royal Watercolour Society.

In 2012 work from him has been selected for the International Exhibition in Estaimpuis.