Griet Baeyens (°1957) studied at the School of Arts Sint Lucas, Gent, Belgium. First exhibition in 1976.
In 1989, she founded the private art school 'Octopus' for children from 6 to 12 years of age. Twenty years later, 400 children take the classes in the Bruges region.
Many exhibitions and projects followed, both national and international. One of the expositions was in collaboration with Verana Belgium (Kortrijk) in Honjo-City, Japan.
Griet Baeyens worked with the famous Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck and with several well known Belgian designers, such as Herr Seele and Benoit Van Innis.
She cooperated for many years with the famous Groeninge and Memling museums in Bruges, where she designed educative boxes for visitors of the museum.
Exhibitions in Europe, like the exposition in the art gallery of the Monastry of Alcobaça (Portugal, 2013), give her work a different palet of possibilities.
The Azulejos artworks were a big success, in Belgium and in Portugal.
Four Angel Azulejos artworks were purchased by the Belgian Embassy of Portugal.
You can find them now in the residence of the Ambassador in Lissabon.
Her artworks are mainly created with oil pastel.
For the football World Cup 2014 in Brazil, she painted a football azulejo which was exhibitioned in the residence of the Ambassador on the occasion of a reception with the Prime Minister and Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence, the press, the Belgian community ...
Griet Baeyens also creates artworks for companies, to help them optimize both their interior design and their appearance.
For instance, she designed three artworks for the company "Ardo" (Belgium) based on their key product, frozen vegetables.
For Leeuwarden, the cultural capital of Europe 2018, she created WOODBOYS, no (time to) waste (January 15th - August 6th, 2018).