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Marloes de Vries Graphics to Illustration and freedom

August 17, 2012

Marloes de Vries graduated in visual communication from the art academy in Enschede, Holland. Afterwards she worked as a Graphic Designer but still didn’t quite find her sense of freedom until she decided to go freelance as an illustrator, and got back to drawing and painting again.

She creates portraits for friends, family and takes on commissions for weddings and births too.

Marloes says “I let my feelings guide me. I don’t think of ages when I’m illustrating” she says “But if children like my drawings, I consider it a compliment. Especially because they still have the ability to imagine and fantasize. Imagination that most grown ups have lost.”

I’m very pleased to say that by waiting all of Marloes hard work finally paid off when she had a book published. ‘That 17th Hat’ is the story of a family on a spontaneous outing together. During this adventure at a hat store, the children get an intriguing taste of far off lands. The youngest learns from the oldest, and the oldest… well, you have to see what happens!  You can order a copy here.

Great work with the book Marloes,  and we wish you all the best.

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