I am a freelance illustrator, fulltime mum and work as a part time PR & Communication employee for M-Pact.
I live in the Netherlands (Europe) with my son and daughter (young adults), my dog and two cats.
From the moment I could handle a pencil, I did nothing else but draw. It was, therefore, only logical that I eventually went to study 'Graphic design, advertising and illustration' at the DEVA in Almelo.
After graduating in 1994, I quickly started working as a freelance illustrator. In the late nineties I've also worked as a Body Art artist and also did several wall paintings.
In 2012 I completed the training for Creative Therapy as a supplement to the previously completed Life Coach training programs and now I also use my creative talents to help other people in their personal growth and development.
Over the years I have developed my own unique style, that you could call 'Pagan art' or Fantasy art. My own work is strongly influenced by symbols and references to old legends and stories. For that reason my work is very popular and often used for book illustrations. Although I prefer to work on paper or on canvas, using various materials and techniques, I have a wide field of experience, so I can also manages various other and more commercial styles. Feel free to ask about the possibilities.
I am participating the #inktober2018 and the #drawlloween contest on Instagram!
Follow the #AmberART, #AmberArtwork #AmberART© hashtags to see my work.