Illustrations by Lieke van der Vorst

June 24, 2015 3


Lieke van der Vorst, illustrations, art, Dutch artist

I am back from a short trip to Amsterdam and of course I came back totally inspired by this amazing Dutch city. I consider Amsterdam as one of my favorite cities as it has a very good and creative vibe, wonderful canals stretching throughout the city and stylish and hip inhabitants. Even though I spent the days at a business meeting with colleagues, I managed to get out one day and spend it in town with my friend and fellow blogger Desiree. She introduced me to a brand new and fantastic green store that made my Urban Jungle Bloggers heart bloom but I will tell you more about that in a few days. While in the store I spotted some beautiful and pretty happy illustrations and – to be honest – I fell in love with them.

Lieke van der Vorst, illustrations, art, Dutch artist

Lieke van der Vorst, illustrations, art, Dutch artist

The playful illustrations are the work of the Dutch artist Lieke van der Vorst. Her illustrations have a wonderful, almost dream-like dimension: She invites animals to the table to eat with her illustrated folks, she hugs racoons and drinks tea with bears. Despite this fable like atmosphere, her inspiration comes mainly from daily life and the nature, her garden work, baking and going to the market. She works from her studio in Holland and illustrates her own work as well as commissioned projects.

Lieke van der Vorst, illustrations, art, Dutch artist

Lieke van der Vorst, illustrations, art, Dutch artist

Lieke van der Vorst, illustrations, art, Dutch artist

In a nutshell (I can visualize this saying in a type of illustration by Lieke van der Vorst): I love her work! And I ordered one print. Guess which one! If you want one too, here is the link to her shop!

Happy hump day!

Illustrations/Photography by Like van der Vorst


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  • Reply Imma Galiana June 24, 2015 at 14:18

    Sie sind so schön. Das erste Bild ist großartig!
    Danke für den Tipp.
    LG Imma

    • Reply Igor June 24, 2015 at 14:27

      Sehr gerne!! Ich hab mich auch sofort verliebt!

  • Reply Yvonne June 24, 2015 at 16:17

    Ha! I didn’t realise you bought a print too. Her work is so lovely. So glad you featured it here! Enjoy.

    • Reply Igor June 24, 2015 at 16:36

      Thank you for the reminder of her name, Yvonne! I was so struck by the playful lines, the warm colours and the wit of the images, I just had to get one as a souvenir from Amsterdam!

      • Reply Yvonne June 24, 2015 at 17:23

        You’re very welcome, just let me know if you ever forget a Dutch illustrator’s name again 😉 Lovely souvenir!

  • Reply Juli June 24, 2015 at 18:25

    Das erste Bild finde ich SOOOO toll…das dürfte gerne in riesig über meinem Esstisch thronen!

    • Reply Igor June 24, 2015 at 20:02

      Freut mich, dass Dir die Illustration so gut gefällt! Ich war in instant love, als ich die Prints in einem Amsterdamer Laden entdeckt habe.

  • Reply julia I mintlametta June 24, 2015 at 21:26

    amazing amsterdam – ja, auch ich bin großer fan dieser stadt und nun auch neu von den wunderbaren illustrationen, die du dort aufgespürt hast, das küchenbild hat mich sofort verzaubert…. // beste grüße julia

    • Reply Igor June 24, 2015 at 22:18

      Ja, Amsterdam hat so Einiges zu bieten:-) Und diese Illustrationen gehören sicherlich dazu! Ich hab mir eine bereits zugelegt, ich konnte nicht widerstehen:-) Lieben Gruß aus München!

  • Reply Julia October 14, 2015 at 16:51

    Wunderschön, ich habe die Illustrationen das erste Mal in der FLOW gesehen und war sofort angetan.
    Es muss angenehm sein, sie in ihrem Atelier zu besuchen!

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