About Claudje Lecompte

Claudje LecompteArtist Statement

Claudje majored in ceramics for her Bachelor of Fine Art studies, but has always loved experimenting with all sorts of art media. Currently, much of her two and three dimensional work is mixed media since she re-discovered the pleasure of working with paint and drawing materials, collage and printmaking. For the last four years Claudje has exhibited her work with fellow Art Psychotherapists and this has given her the incentive she needed to find time for art making. Consequently this also gave her time for personal and professional reflection, problem solving and creative exploration, key ingredients of a creative and therapeutic process. Together with her fellow Art Psychotherapists, Claudje will again exhibit at the Percolator Gallery in Paddington this August.


Claudje was born in Belgium and migrated to Australia with her family when she was 7 years old. She lives in New Farm, Brisbane with her partner, Neil, and border collie, Florin. She has a daughter and three granddaughters who love to spend time in the art studio when they visit.

Claudje has trained as an Art, English and Special Needs Teacher as well as a Guidance Counsellor and Art Psychotherapist. She currently works in state primary schools as a Guidance Counsellor, where she works with individual and small groups of students using Art Therapy and IDT processes. She was also recently employed at Milpera SHS as an Art Psychotherapist to work with refugee children and adolescents struggling with the effects of their often traumatic journey from their homeland.

Claudje established The Open Studio at New Farm in 2009, where she works with individual clients and small groups for either one-off workshops (such as Foundation Mandala and Tibetan Thangka Painting) or weekly Art Therapy groups (such as Art for Discovery).  Claudje is available to run workshops on request at outside agencies, schools and businesses, and will design workshops and therapeutic interventions to suit specific requirements or topics. Currently three professional peer supervision groups meet regularly at The Open Studio. 


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