Illustrator

Marieke Nelissen

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Biography

Based in the Netherlands, Marieke lived in Mexico and Costa Rica when she was young, and her influences come from cultures all around the world. She’s inspired by nature and creatives such as Edward Gorey, Lisbeth Zwerger, Shaun Tan, Tim Burton and Wes Anderson. Marieke has a degree in Visual Communication, specialising in Illustration, from Art School, ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Natural media is key to Marieke’s individual style. By building up forms with layer upon layer of gouache she gives her images a sense of volume and physicality. Sometimes, she mixes in coloured pencils and ink for a looser style, or works spontaneously with a glass dipping pen for black and white linework. Marieke’s art has all the charm and intricacy of traditional 19th century illustration, infused with drama, humour and narrative thanks to her unconventional compositions, use of light and shadow and small, whimsical details.

Most Popular Marieke Nelissen Books

Richard O'Neill, Katharine Quarmby, Marieke Nelissen
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Collaborators

Richard O'Neill
Katharine Quarmby

Personal Info

Books Stats

1Illustrated

Most Recent Book

Richard O'Neill, Katharine Quarmby, Marieke Nelissen
Picture book
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Highest Rated Book

Richard O'Neill, Katharine Quarmby, Marieke Nelissen
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Birthday

Jan 16, 1975

Official Website

https://www.lepetitstudio.nl