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 sometimes I do nothing at all....but not that often.