I am a Dutch artist and illustrator based in the UK. In 2008 I graduated from Audiovisual Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Acadamy in Amsterdam and am currently studying the MA Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art.
I like working crossdisciplinary and to see how far I can stretch the boundaries of what a picture book and illustrated project for children can be. I don’t believe in a definite line between art and illustration. A book can function as a stage and an art object at the same time. I like how the tactility of the book makes the gap between maker and receiver smaller. After all, the story exists only in the imagination of the reader, where text and image come together. The reader is the author of the story just as well.
I’m looking forward the next creative adventures during my last year studying the MA Children’s Book Illustration.