illustraties, zelfstandig kunstenares
frequently asked questions.
1. Do you do commissioned work?
Yes! Commissioned work is a very special part of my business. I don't do them the whole year around though. Please send a mail to email@example.com with your ideas, the desirable size and your deadline if there is any, I'll do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible! Find out more.
2. How eco-friendly/ethical is your business?
I'm not really sure how to measure this, but I do want to stress that being good to the earth and its inhabitants (all of them), is very high on my priority list. I'm trying to recycle as much as I can for my packaging and use as little plastic as possible.
I often stretch my own canvas with leftover bits I find at art supply stores and Etsy compensates financially for the damages shipping products do to the planet. I'm aware that prevention is better than compensating though.
The next areas to be more sustainable and ethical are my painting surface - I plan on finding better alternatives, but I'm not throwing my current rolls of paper out. I'm currently transitioning to vegan papers (yes, papers are often not even vegetarian!) I always opt for either second-hand frames, or frames from a planet-friendly business.
If you have any further questions or tips about this matter, please contact me. I'm very open to your feedback and am always willing to learn more to do better!
3. Did you go to art-school?
No, I didn't. I did study Creative Therapy for a year and learned a bit about the artistic process and I'm currently following basic anatomy, tonal value, and shape classes at the 'Klassieke Academie' in Groningen.
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