From a very young age,he has been a passionate drawer, but in a family of four children, the arts never came first. Growing up, he was expected to help his parents in supporting the family, which was tradition in Flanders at the time. This is why at age 15, he had to look for a job with more security and had to put his artistic ambitions to the side. At the time, he chose to become a diamond cutter, a craft still indicating his preference for precise work.
Soon after he got married, the urge to express himself artistically re-emerged. At that time, he started to visit exhibitions and museums on a frequent basis. Besides his passion for some of Flanders most famous painters, such as Rubens and Pieter Brueghel, he got captured by the 19th Century Romantic painters from the Netherlands, including B.C. Koekkoek and C. Springer. Soon after, he started to copy some of their masterpieces (landscapes and cityscapes), as an autodidact. In the mid-80s, he decided to enroll at the Art Academy in Antwerp and took the "Drawing and Painting" class. When he felt that the Art Academy's preference for the Abstract was not really what he was looking for, he once and for all opted to become a fine art painter.
Flemish still life master Walter Visser (V) instructed him the real tricks of the trade during four years in his class in the beginning of the 90s. He inspired Eddy Brams to paint still lives, which he still enjoys most today. Although he remains a professional diamond cutter today, he spends as much of his free time possible in his home studio, pursuing his childhood passion.?For his material selection,he only paints on wooden panels, very similar to the oak panels used by most famous Flemish masters in the past. These are specially treated and sandpapered multiple times to reach a smooth ready-to-use surface. Each artwork starts from a detailed drawing in watercolor pencil. Thereafter, he uses a thin layer of turpentine and conclude with a much richer finishing layer to bring out color.
He prides himself most in creating a unique atmosphere and in expressing textures optimally, more than photographically reproducing the objectives in his paintings. A well-balanced composition is essential in achieving his goals.