Florent Baecke is a native of San
Antonio, Texas. Born with a natural artistic ability, he developed it at
a nearly age largely through study and observation. His formal art
training came later.
He has a profound love for San Antonio
and its historical and picturesque structures and landscapes. Although
his works are not strictly traditionally Western, they capture the
flavor of the region in which he lives and works. He derives his keen
perception of his subjects from his love for them and his desire to
share what he feels and sees with others.
After many years of practice, he has
developed a technique and style that gives the viewer a feeling of
satisfaction and peacefulness while observing his colorful sunlit
scenes. It is for this style, which he does mostly with a palette knife,
that he has become well known and sought after by collectors.
Mr. Baecke has won several coveted
awards for his portrayal of familiar scenes of San Antonio and the Texas
countryside. Among them are Coppini Academy of Fine Arts “Artist of the
Year,” “Best Traditional Painting,” etc. His paintings can be found in
many private collections throughout the United States as well as Canada