Education & Qualifications

  • Diploma Royal Academy of Art & Design (‘s-Hertogebosch), Graphic Art and Visual Communication.
  • Masterclasses in Botanical Illustration, Edinburgh.
  • Certificate Botanical Illustration (distinction), Edinburgh.
  • Diploma Botanical Illustration, Edinburgh (distinction & top student prize).

Children’s books Illustrations and Other Work

  • Much published illustrator of children’s books up to present. Works for several publishers including Lemniscaat, Unicef, Leopold, Floris Books, Nederlands Jeugdinstituut/Extern, de Vier Windstreken, Holland, Moon, Zwijsen, The House of Books, Ploegsma, Malmberg, van Goor.
  • Illustrations and design for pictureprints commissioned by Council Vught.
  • Illustrations and design of the recognizable mascot ‘Adriaan’ children’s books for bookshop Heinen.
  • Illustrations commissioned by Letterkundig Museum (Literary Museum), The Hague.
  • Animation of illustrations by Dutch Television to broadcast a programme about adoption.
  • Illustrations for the Reading Guide CPNB (Collective Promotion for the Dutch Book) for the purposes of Children’s Book Week.
  • Postcards for the ‘Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland’ (a Children’s Charity Foundation).


  • Delivered workshops and visited schools during The Edinburgh International Book Festival.
  • Guest lecturer for Introduction to Illustration for Diploma in Art and Design (Lewis Castle College, Scotland). (Taigh Chearsabhagh, North-Uist. Scotland).
  • Lecture for workshop in Botanical Illustration (Claddach Kirkibost Centre, North-Uist. Scotland).
  • Delivered other workshops and school/library visits to promote published books.


  • Bologna Book Fair, Italië.
  • Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • World museum Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Taigh Cearsabhagh, Scotland.
  • Art on the Map (Uist Art Association).
  • Solo and group exhibitions at different locations nationally and internationally.


  • Miscellaneous articles, interviews and reviews in newspapers and weekly magazines.
  • Portfolio in BC (Magazine for Art and Culture).
  • Month-diary about the life of an illustrator in Brabants Dagblad (daily newspaper).
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