I have a creative family. A family with draftsmen, tinkerers and storytellers. Both my great-grandfathers were pastors and told stories from the pulpit. My granddad was an architect and a passionate painter. My grandma was very good at botanical drawing. I received my first drawing lessons from them.
Drawing was and is one of my favorite pastimes. As a child I filled my school notebooks with drawings. Later, I decorated reports during dull meetings. Eventually this grew into a job as an illustrator.
I illustrate cards and draw and write books for children, both commissioned and free work. In addition, I illustrate for companies: I illuminate texts, draw recipes or summarize a message concisely. Illustrating is done by hand. My favorite drawing material is ink.