I’m a Dutch illustrator and crochet character designer.
In my illustrations I try to bridge the gap between fine art and illustration. The extent to which that is possible depends on the assignment or the subject, but nevertheless I try to move back and forth between these worlds as much as possible.
I work with acrylic paint or watercolour. My acrylic paintings are almost indistinguishable from oil paintings. My work is detailed and colourful. Light and atmosphere I consider one of the most important aspects. Adding personalities to the characters in my illustrations is something I also pay much attention to. My artwork has a sweet and funny character, something that gives you a thought or a laugh.
My crochet animals usually have a woolly and natural look. For each project my goal is to create a playful doll with it’s own character. An expressive creature that radiates the enjoyment and the love I put into it while designing.
After I graduated from the art academy I’ve worked as an art teacher for a short while, but realised that wasn’t what I really wanted to do. I stopped and started working as a freelance illustrator and painter. I hope this portfolio blog gives a good impression of my style and what I can do.
If you’re interested in my work, please contact me, I would love to hear from you.