Bologna Children's Book fair 2018

It was great. The fair, the people, the food, the old centre and the weather!

Calendar book

It has been so busy these last months. Posting new things on my blog wasn't first priority ;-)
So this is "old news" but I wanted to show it anyway. Beautiful book and I was quite exited about the book presentation. My illustration soooo big on multiple screens ... 
More info about this project here


We go together

A few months ago I illustrated a book about a bear and a rabbit for Parragon Books. Finally I can share the cover illustration. The book will be available in april 2018. Soon more! 


Benji & the giant kite

So much rain in the Netherlands this winter. While the raindrops fall on my roof I think of the beach, sun, wind and kites ... Just finished the illustrations. Benji & the giant kite is going to be released somewhere in 2018.


Feeling festive

Feeling a bit festive because my newest book is released! Only available in Dutch.
'De Voorleesboot' The story boat. It's my second book with authors Marianne Busser & Ron Schröder. I'll post more illustrations soon!


Benji & the 24 pound bananasquash

In Dutch and in English! For little gardeners. 
With all his might Benji puts some seeds into the earth. Eagerly he follows the progress of growing. He lays in the sun beside his banana squash. He smells it, touches it, and puts sticks in the ground to measure how big it gets. A simple story that opens up children's eyes to one of nature's smallest and at the same time biggest wonders. Written by Alan C. Fox. Clavis books

Benji & the 24 pound banana squash

New educational project

 An educational project about how to make paint. 'Een likje verf voor prinses Rosa' (A lick of paint for princess Rosa) It was challenging because I had to work with the mono-print technique. It includes a big illustrated poster too. That's folded in the ring binder.

Alphabet Baby Cards

Baby milestone cards. These are 8 cards from a series of 25. I have made them for Alphabet. (The Dutch division) Their core business is to find mobility solutions for company's. These cards are going to be a present whenever a little baby is born.

Exhibition Plum Pudding Private view May 3rd

What a great evening. I have met so many nice people / talented illustrators at the exhibition!
A big thanks to everyone (especially Star) at Plum Pudding.

Plum Pudding exhibition in May

I'm attending the Plum Pudding exhibition in May 2016. This is the illustration that I made. It's about friendship. The kids and the (little) animals, they all have a friend. If you look closely, even the spider has a friend coming over!

Educational games with 'my' animals

The animals I make for the dutch children's magazine 'Maan roos vis' are going to be famous! They are placed on some new educational games. You can buy them online here at the Zwijsen-shop. But the games are also for sale in the AH stores in the Netherlands! And the the display I have seen is ... quite empty. That is a good sign I think! 

I have an agent!

I was looking for an agent to represent me outside The Netherlands and Belgium. And I found one!
I'm so glad Plum Pudding Illustration Agency liked my work.

"Many thanks for your submission to Plum Pudding. We really enjoyed looking through your work and you have some great samples on your website. We at Plum Pudding would absolutely love to represent you!" 

Very pink!!!

Just before christmas I received the Princess handbag. I decided it wasn't the right time to place some photos. But maybe now it is time for a little pink?