THE ROAD TO ROYALE MAPS
Nature is my compass.
My childhood was a solitary one.
Our beautifully overgrown garden in the heart of Brussels is where I found guidance, comfort and company. Insects, birds, flowers and trees all participated to create enthralling imaginary adventures.
In nature I was blissful.
Art is my outlet.
Imagination runs free.
Out of university, I used my creativity to explore ways to earn money away from the 9-5 office lockup. In 2007 I set up an online retail and wholesale business. Our family left Belgium in 2009, then France in 2012, to settle on the Isle of Man.
Life has its ways. And my complete trust.
Life put me back on track:
marvelling at nature, using my hands to create.
THE ROYALE MAPS VISION
Maps are symbols of freedom and hope,
and the perfect medium to showcase nature’s intelligence.
Ornamental cartography is part of my heritage.
Antique Dutch map prints are abundantly displayed in Belgian homes and public spaces as decorative wall pieces. I have always known maps to be attractive, exciting piece of graphic art that deliver a clear universal message.
Maps are fascinating.
Windows onlooking life’s brilliance.
At the end of it all, my art has one goal: to be a window in your home that (re)connects you to nature’s intelligence.