Willoos (born in Saint-Hubert in 1946) is “Bastognard” at heart. Trained at the Academy of Aalst, he exhibited for the first time in 1977 – in Brussels. After which, almost every year, he will present his work as a painter: from Virton to Knokke, from Liège to Charleroi, via Luxembourg, Lima, Nijmegen, Strasbourg or Los Angeles. Among others. The work of Willoos is distinguished by the choice to keep free. There is not ONE “Willoos style”, if not 36! Always with the desire to favor the everyday reference and the thousand colors it offers. The sea, trees, an angel, very human humans, a bird, suns: nothing that does not one day find its place in the paintings.
So, for Willoos, to paint is to crown life with a perpetual rainbow.