Sometimes you come across the work of an artist such as Isabelle de Borchgrave, who seems to be talented in more than one field.
Isabelle de Borchgrave was born in Brussels where she studied at the Centre des Arts Decoratifs and at the Academie Royale. She is mainly recognized as a designer creating textiles, ceramics, porcelain and other products for the home, but she also creates lovely Orientalist themed water color paintings.
Isabelle started to paint at an early age and has found subject matter through her travels later in life. Her keen eye for color and composition makes these paintings a visual feast for the eyes.
What I find interesting about her work is that the overall images seem like old tapestry pieces. Color has been lost in areas just to reveal the original color of the surface. It is very apparent that her background in textiles has also influenced how she views paintings.
Her love affair with vintage designs has driven her to create a line of ephemeral, never-to-be-worn paper dresses. Inspired by designs from the 17th to the 20th century these pieces have traveled the world and are now featured in a book titled
Paper Illusions. The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave.
Isabelle De Borchgrave designs have even crossed the Atlantic and you can buy “Isabelle Party” products at Target!
More of this multi talented artist’s work can be seen on her website at Isabelle de Borchgrave