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The wonderful artwork of Jacqueline van Leeuwenstein

Jacqueline van Leeuwenstein lives in Arnhem, the Netherlands and works as an artist/illustrator. She illustrates for various publishers, children's books and books for adults. She also makes wooden objects and drawings/paintings. She hopes to have her own original style and I assure she has!

Janice:  Jacqueline you create drawings which are whimsical and yet over brimming with the realities of life!  Where did your particular focus for these characters begin?

Jacqueline: That is difficult to say. If it is an illustration I focus on the story. But if it is a drawing for my self I start with an idea and when I am working that always changes.The end result is never the same as the idea I had. So there must  always be a next one.

Janice:   Your output is prolific! Do you draw every day?

Jacqueline: Almost every day. I try to work as much as I can. I also make wooden sculptures and smaller objects and brooches. When I don’t want to work/draw I make dresses for myself and…

Slater's Store

When I was a kid I created my own little I've done it in cyber space
....Just opened my Slater's Store....such own storefront.... over brimming with Springtime images and drawings of cakes & portraits!

As a child I copied everything in sight, from cartoons through to fashion illustrations. When I discovered artists like Klee, Mondrian and Rodin, a new world opened up . To become an artist seemed an impossibility, as it was I became a singer! I've called on 'Benten', (One of the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan) to guide me through the seas of change. She has a habit of appearing in my life, in order to keep my ship on course.

Please enjoy this delightful video as follows:

Published on Jun 14, 2013 Benten/Benzaiten Dragon Goddess of music, dance, and art, Daughter of a Dragon King, Wife of a Dragon of the Waters, Lady of the White Snake, Player of the Biwa