Born in Kortrijk Hildegarde resides and works in Terlanen (S.E. of Brussels). With an articulate preference for the figure and the nature of woman she went the self-teaching way in the plastic art form. The sensitive approach of this theme remains her source of inspiration which is utterly inexhaustible . The recognition of her artistic plastic language was a fact a couple of years ago when she obtained the third international prize for painting in Libramont.
Hildegarde Handsaeme paints mainly women and follows a harmonic and constructivey perfect pattern.With a set of straight lines, she builds a mysterial haze of inner feelings on the canvas in a simple but penetrative way. She does not call for hallucinating images bet lets herself go with sensitivity guided by an unfailing intuition.