Maëlle André is a multi-talented artist born in Belgium in 1987. Captivated by imagery since a very early age and being brought up in a family of artists & musicians; she found herself accredited with a lot of artistic influences. Self-taught and determinate, her creativity comes from fashion, music, cinema… Adventurer and independent, she is passionate by the desire to discover the world and her numerous travels are a constant source of inspirations.
Published internationally in various magazines, showcased in exhibitions and well represented on the internet; she collaborates with fashion designers, brands, artists, music labels and medias for the realization of editorials, music videos, album artwork, look book, promotional pictures… She also works as a web designer, graphic designer, painter. She attended different art schools and studied art history, graphic design, visual communication, fashion design. She finds interest in everything creative: painting, drawing, singing, playing music, dancing and she is a certified NIA fitness dance teacher.
After traveling in Europe & the US, being inspired by California & New York many times, she felt in love with Asia, especially with Nepal where she moved in 2014. There she founded “We Art One” a non-profit structure which promotes art and give access to art education for underprivileged children in developing country like Nepal. Beside her work, she is volunteering in her project: teaching art classes and kids workshops, painting into schools and being involved in various fundraising projects.
Maëlle’s work has been featured in many medias and magazines as: Elle Magazine (BE), Inked Magazine (US), Victoire Magazine (BE), Coco Magazine, BenTrovato Magazine, Superior Magazine, Papercut Magazine, Jute Magazine, The Storm Magazine, Lucy’s Magazine, Front Mag, Tattoo Revolution Magazine, INKarnation Book, WAD magazine, Boy London (UK) and many more. Maëlle’s clients list includes among others: Sony Music (Lea Lu, Ivo), Atmosphèriques (FR) (Medi, Swann), Pias (Bert Ostyn), Jaune Orange (Pale Grey, MLCD), RTBF (BE) (Pure FM, Classic21), ESA Saint Luc Tournai (BE), Doriane Van Overeem (BE), Cookie Ann (FR), David Giampiccolo (US), Lolly Wish (BE), La Claire (BE), TIMI (NL)…
Maëlle participated in a few exhibitions in Belgium: Brussels Fashion Days 2nd Edition (2013), Exhi-B March & October (2013),
G.A.L.A. at Mr Wong Brussels (2013), Carre d’Esse Liège (2013), Brussels Fashion Days 1st Edition (2012), Exhi-B October (2012), Yellow Pimento at Vintage Hotel Brussels represented by Worbz (2012), Affordable Art Fair Brussels represented by AppArt Gallery (2012), American Road Trip at Libertine Supersport K-NAL Brussels (2011), Tattoos at AppArt Gallery Brussels (2011)
Read her blog to know about her adventures in Nepal, her thoughts about life, her inspirations, easy vegan food recipes and creative Do It Yourself activities.
Since January 2015, Maëlle started her own educative organization We Art One which promotes art education in developing country like Nepal. The last few months, she dedicated her time to teach art and to share her artistic knowledge. We Art One is working into schools teaching art classes, providing creative solutions and artistic improvements, creating handicraft and fundraising events to help them and organizing kids workshop for underprivileged children.