OOPS – I’ve been neglecting this website for quite a while. Instead I have been busy with all these other things in life: teaching, building websites, moving and settling into a new studio & house, traveling etc. etc… Well. Now I tidied this place up a little bit and added a few new works. Here’s to hoping I will be better in keeping this website up to date from now on (but no promises).
In February of this year I made drawings for a new children’s book for De Gestreepte Boekjes. It’s called Achter Gesloten Gordijnen (behind closed curtains), and it’s out this month.
For Querido’s children’s poetry compilation of this year, Querido’s Poeziëspektakel 4: Vijf draken verslagen I made two drawings. The poems that are placed on these drawings are about illness, the death of a loved one, and the endless ocean.
» Complete drawings here: Waves and Wait
The first thing I did this year, was to find some top quality footage of Special Forces who are reading up on some top secret intelligence papers. You can keep an eye on them on your desktop: download wallpaper (1920x1200px, 2mb)
This drawing was inspired by books and drawings from the University of Amsterdam’s Bijzondere Collecties.
There there! Here’s a new children’s book that I illustrated a few months ago for Pica Educatief, called Joya gaat op reis. It’s about a little girl who goes on a little journey with a red balloon (don’t try it at home!) and in this period I was quite inspired by the colors of the interior of the house I grew up in…
Oh, it’s been a while since I’ve been here! I’ve been hiding here and there for the last few months, reorganizing life once more and shaking off some old ideas that I had about the future..
Here is a belated update: Querido’s Poeziëspektakel 3 has been out for a while and these are the drawings that I contributed:
Lately I’ve been trying to get away from the computer and do more analogue, yes I mean on real paper, with ink stains on my hands and paint under my nails, learning to draw without ctrl-z. I need more practise, but so far it’s refreshing to play with new techniques.
I’m happy to announce my first big solo exhibition in Amsterdam, on the children’s book floor of the big central library next to central station. The opening will be Tuesday May 11 at 17h, and everybody is invited!
Here’s a little sneak peek of one of the drawings I made for Querido’s third Poeziëspektakel, a book full of wonderful poetry and illustrations by both established and upcoming Dutch poets and illustrators. Quite exciting to have a few of my drawings published between so many talented people! It’s edited by (amongst others) Ted van Lieshout, and will be available from August.