Erik Heyninck was born in Antwerp in 1952. He began his artistic life as a guitarist in his own band for which he was also the main composer and lyrics writer. When this road came to an end, he went to work in Catalunya, Spain and, inspired by the rocky shore, it was there that he decided to take up painting. Since then the visual arts have been his main preoccupation, although the music is never far away. As an artist, he is self-taught.