Pieter Vanden Daele was born in Oudenaarde , Belgium where he lives and works . His bronze sculptures of different fish species and frogs are now exhibited in Belgium , the Netherlands , the UK , France , the USA , Canada and Russia .

The river Scheldt and numerous ponds provide an ideal fishing area around his native town . 

His friends were passionate anglers and from an early age , Pieter found himself fascinated by the underwaterworld and its amazing fauna . Being creative by nature , he went to the academy of Oudenaarde where he attented painting classes . In 2000 , he started working in an artfoundry as a teaching practice , where he learned the process of moulding the pieces , making wax sculptures , bronze casting , polishing and patinating ,.....

In 2003 , he joined his passions together and began casting bronze sculptures of different fish , mostly carps . Pieter sculpts his original model out of organic materials such as leaves , wood , leather , wax and many other materials . This results in the rough and elaborate surface of his pieces , thus beautifully rendering the actual skin of fish . His fish are alive , captured for eternity in bronze , just as nature captured prehistoric fish in fossils . It is not only the life like quality of his sculptures but also the wonderful patina that Pieter creates for

his pieces that sets him apart as an artist . Since 2014 he also makes frogs with the same techniques . Most of Pieter's sculptures are limited edition bronzes .

Past Exhibitions and Art Fairs 2003 - 2016 (selection)

2003 Classic Kortrijk

2003 Lineart Ghent

2003 Kunst en antiekbeurs Vlaanderen Ghent

2003 pAn Amsterdam

2003 Eurantica Brussels

2004 Rafael Valls London

2004 Salon de Longchamp Paris

2004 pAn Amsterdam

2004 Lineart Ghent

2005 Salon de Longchamp Paris

2005 Art Fair Den Bosch

2005 Art London

2006 Art Fair Den Bosch

2006 Eurantica Brussels

2006 Art London

2006 Lineart Ghent

2007 Art London

2007 Summer Fair Olympia London

2007 Spring Decorative Fair London

2007 Eurantica Brussels

2007 Art Fair Den Bosch

2007 Antica Namur

2008 Eurantica Brussels

2008 Spring Decorative Fair London

2008 Chelsea Flower Show London

2009 Kunst en Antiekbeurs Naarden Vesting

2009 Primavera rotterdam

2009 Decorative fair London

2010 SOFA New York

2010 Art Chicago

2010 Art Toronto

2010 pAn Amsterdam

2011 Art Karlsruhe

2011 Art Laren

2011 Art London

2011 Art Toronto

2011 AAF London

2012 London Art Fair Islington

2012 PAD Paris

2012 British Art Fair London

2012 AAF Hampstead

2013 BRAFA Brussels

2013 London Art Fair Islington

2013 PAD Paris

2013 Art Toronto

2013 pAn Amsterdam

2014 London Art Fair Islington

2014 BRAFA Brussels

2014 Arts and Design Fair Miami

2014 PAD Paris

2014 British Art Fair London

2014 Art Toronto

2015 BRAFA Brussels

2015 Pad Paris

2015 London Art Fair Islington

2015 British Art Fair London

2015 Art Toronto

2016 BRAFA brussels

2016 Decorative Fair London

2016 Kunst en Antiek Naarden Vesting

2016 Art und Antik M√ľnster

2016 PAD Paris

2016 Art Breda