DAVID HOCKNEY

By Leontine, June 18, 2019

Hooray for this incredibly positive, funny, active and enchanting man! And because he’s such a great colorist, I went for great color too! Working on a series of portraits.

Illustration of David Hockney

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NEW YORK

By Leontine, June 18, 2019

For the celebration of the 50th birthday of my friend Lisette, we went to New York! I was mostly impressed by the openness, the diversity and friendliness of the people. Next to the beauty, quality, outspokenness and grandeur of the architecture, the trees and flowers and the art. We felt so welcome! I make three museum-drawings with Lisette in it, so she can choose one of these as a memory of our festive week. This is the first one. In the Matisse-room in MOMA.

Matisse-room in MOMA

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SYMBOLIC PORTRAITS

By Leontine, May 28, 2019

When a person is portrayed in his/her surrounding, this surrounding starts to play a role. It will function like an extra personage that interacts with the portrayed person. Consciously or unconsciously the spectator takes in all the ingredients of the whole picture, interprets the symbolic value and invents a story.

This illustration is after a picture by Arnold Newman of Truman Capote. ‘Mr. Newman’s portraits were defined by his sitter’s environments, which led him to be known as the “father of the environmental portrait”. He hated that title. […] When taking portraits, he was less interested in the details of his subject’s surroundings than with the symbols he could create with them.’ Read more about this and see some of Arnold Newman’s work in this article.

I am starting a series of portraits. This is the first one!

Truman Capote

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GILBERT, GEORGE & ATE!

By Leontine, May 7, 2019

At the Kröller-Müller Museum everyone looked so cheerful in the room of "The Paintings" (with Us in the Nature) by Gilbert & George. I loved being there with Ate, who had a happy face for the rest of the day after seeing this!

Ate in front of one of "The Paintings” (with Us in the nature), by Gilbert & George, in the Kröller-Müller Museum.

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JOINT AQUISITION

By Leontine, April 29, 2019

De Mens Werkt | Interim Partners stimulates their experienced interim partners to do joint acquisition. In this month’s newsletter, they write about their vision and how it works. Illustrated by me!

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MAN IN RED SWEATER

By Leontine, April 29, 2019

I enjoyed this older man in the red sweater enjoying himself. I saw him at the exhibition: Freedom – The Fifty Key Dutch Artworks Since 1968 in Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle. I love looking at people who enjoy themselves, who have fun or look intrigued or caught at exhibitions.

Bij blog PGOsupport: 'Vlinderen en vlooien: regionaal meer impact op kwaliteit van leven.’

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NEW LINE ILLUSTRATIONS

By Leontine, April 29, 2019

Lots of people are blogging lately at PGOsupport and I am so happy to be their illustrator! This one I made for Frank Verschuur who writes and speaks about changing healthcare in The Netherlands. He wants not only the doctors, but specialists in the whole 'social environment' to work much more together, with the patient. You can read his thoughts in Dutch at LinkedIn.

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HAS YOUR IDEA POTENCY?

By Leontine, March 5, 2019

'Just one and a half man and a horse head' is a Dutch expression for 'Hardly anyone showed up'. Jolanda van Dijk from PGOsupport wrote a blog about how to get people enthusiastic for your plan, party, idea or training. We talked about the subject, she wrote, I drew!

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MODELPAINTING

By Leontine, February 25, 2019

Model-painting without a nude-model. I love the classes by Willem K. Vreeswijk!

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Welcome!

I am a Dutch illustrator, living and working in Utrecht.

I illustrate for companies, writers, public speakers and researchers. I love to hear their stories and help to concretize and complement these with my drawings.

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