Upcoming exhibitions

  • 5 works selected at Salon International de l’Aquarelle Saint Yrieix la Perche, France ( 20th of july until 18th august 2024 )
  • invited to give  a three days watercolour course at Abbaye de Cîteaux, France, october 2024


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


  • selected at the IWC contest Canada and honoured with three awards for ” The building site “
  • on request of Paul Jambers illustrated the new book of Pascale Naessens ” Chez Pascale “
  • individual exhibition at the Condorcet Center of Château-Chinon, France
  • teacher at the watercolour course in Fâchin, France


  • participation on request at Kunst in de Troost ’22, Carmelite monastery Vilvoorde
  • organiser of the watercolor class ’22 in France, Fâchin
  • series of 10 lessons watercolor in Ostend


  • selected for National IWS Belgium exhibition
  • individual exhibition at the Galerie du Passage, Autun, France


  • Exhibition at the hall of Jan Yperman Hospital Ypres
  • Winner of the Labor Limae-price at the exhibition of Gallery d’Esdé , Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy


  • Three days course watercolour Bruges
  • Organisor of the watercolour-week Fâchin France


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


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.