Janneke was born in the Netherlands and raised in Amsterdam. She lives at the countryside with her boyfriend, two ginger cats and some chickens. As a child she was always drawing but secretly wanted to be an acrobat. She graduated from the School of Arts (because she realized that she wasn’t that flexible) as a theatre designer, a beautiful and exciting branch of the arts. After some years working in theatre, she entered the world of illustration. Coincidentally, illustration turned out to be the love of her life. Her favorite subjects are animals, most specifically the cranky ones. She is fascinated by nature and all living creatures and she loves and often incorporate them in her paintings.|
Below are some of her portrait illustrations.