Katrien Cuyvers I am Katrien Cuyvers, 44 years, a self taught painter from Belgium, Meerhout. When i was young, children like myself with red hair&freckles were often bullied, they were called all kind of swear words, one of them was lighthouse. It made a lot of schilderen feel insecure. Nowadays i am proud that my appearence is different, it makes me feel powerful. As an artist i am always looking at appearences of all kind of people. Idiosyncrasies, defects, differences and vulnerability intrige me. I love to paint women, mostly on a big format. Mostly very colorfull and always in a dreamy atmosphere.