I took part in the art competition for the National Exposition in Brussels this year.   

The theme of the exposition is James Ensor, one of the most famous Belgian painters from the turn of the 19th to the 20th century.  I painted his portrait with flower hat.

To get selected, I had to collect as many votes as possible.

726 people voted for my work, I turned out 12th out of 2966 entries! That was much better than I ever expected!

Thank you so so much to all my friends, family and followers!

I really appreciate your support and I will never forget!

My daughter pulled 1 winner out of the hat with all the non-anonymous voters. 

I will paint a free portrait for the winner and 

I am giving everyone who voted for me a 20% reduction on any portrait order until the end of this year!