Tag Archives: travel

A North Yorkshire wedding commission

I’ve been waiting to share these images from a very special commission: illustrations for the invitation and the order of service booklet for my friends’ wedding a few weeks ago! ✨ North Yorkshire is a place that’s close to my heart, … Continue reading

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Plant-filled travel post-it

It’s been a travel month, with trips to both beloved rainy home places and exciting new sunny ones, all with their own mesmerising summertime colours 🏞🌧🌲🌷🌿🌺🌵🌞 🌅 I’ve got a whole backlog of paintings and sketchbook pages to put up, but … Continue reading

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Tanuki time

Drew this tanuki for a friend’s birthday 🎉🍃🍶🌿🌰✨ I loved seeing these often gormless looking guardians while in Japan, statues ranging in size from ankle to waist height, keeping watch by home, storefront and restaurant doors. Chingodo shrine in Tokyo … Continue reading

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New Year snoozing / sketching

  Happy New Year! Sorry, a little late as I’ve been mostly sleeping off some sort of bug. Been thinking about last year and the year to come and drew some of the thoughts up. Hope this year brings you … Continue reading

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In-East Exhibition

My Messenger Birds over Seoul illustration is also on show elsewhere: there’s a small exhibition of my drawings up in the East Asian departmental hall of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany! Featured are dozens of sketchbook drawings, paintings, journal comics,and … Continue reading

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Feast of St Martin’s

Yesterday was the Feast of Saint Martin’s, which in my Dutch sort of hometown means the great tower / church opens its doors to everyone, the organ plays out across the painted ceilings, small children run around and trip over the … Continue reading

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Seoul style sketchbook

A page from my travel sketchbook from earlier this year: Cute people & styles spotted in Seoul. Most of these were drawn at busy yet laid back student markets packed with trendy people with beautiful hair, tantalising snacks, and stands selling the ultimate … Continue reading

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