By Leontine, September 10, 2020

What a festive process to paint the family life of Jaantje, André, Berend and Lot with their three cats on paper. I got to know them like this during a sunny afternoon in their garden!

I feel so blessed, I only just finished this one, and tomorrow I am starting another family portrait!

Family Portrait

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By Leontine, June 16, 2020

What a wonderful surprise to get two assignments, one after the other, for making gouache paintings of houses with their families and friends. I loved the cheerful process of making these. Looking forward to seeing them framed!

Family Portrait

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By Leontine, April 28, 2020

Last week was so turbulent that I decided to make a still life of things that calmed my mind: sandwiches with peanut butter and apple, Aaf's favorite things, like her rainbow flag and my brand new book: Hockney's picture's.Things that calmed my mind.

I wish you tangible pleasures this week in this uncertain time.
Here you find more about my project About last week.


By Leontine, March 31, 2020

Last Friday, our daughter Aaf and I entered gallerie Logman for the first time. There were three sofas opposite a wall full of artwork from 50 different artists. The question of which work of art we wanted to hang above one of the sofas led to cheerful discussions. I chose this work by Sander van Noort that I have enlarged on my painting.

In front of my favorite painting at galerie Logman in Utrecht.

I wish you surprising encounters and new discoveries this week.
Here you see the drawings of my project About last week.


By Leontine, March 2, 2020

February 10th it was my birthday. To celebrate this year, I'll be sending a newsletter every Monday until my next birthday. These letters are called 'About last week'. I’ll make a drawing inspired on one thing that touched me in the former week, with a few lines of text for some context. Last Monday I've sent my second letter. Would you like to get the coming letters in your mailbox, in English or Dutch , please subscribe!

After a photo from K. Schippers and Bernlef by Eddy Posthuma de Boer.

Here you see the drawings of my project About last week.


By Leontine, February 4, 2020

It was a real pleasure to make this illustration for the blog by Nienke Oostering from PGOsupport. It's about mothers, wise advice, the biological clock and other life-clocks, choices, friends, taking a pause and going after things that really matter. You can read it here in Dutch.

Bij blog PGOsupport: ‘Gun jezelf de tijd om stil te staan.’

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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.

I also paint what I see, what strikes me or inspires me: people, places, exhibitions…

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