“I am inclined to think that my illustrations can only be good if blood, sweat and tears have preceded. While a free, rough and spontaneous sketch can sometimes be so much more powerful… and can come to the essence so much more.”
Flemish illustrator Kaatje Vermeire Kaatje Vermeire studied graphic design and advertising, as well as graphic arts, at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent.
In her studio she creates unusual and striking images from a combination of collage, paint, drawing and graphic techniques. With the help of selected materials, Kaatje consistently produces beautiful illustrations that provide an extra layer to the text. She invites the reader to get lost in her detailed and bizarre images.
Kaatje has received a number of awards for her work, including a Boekenpluim (Book Plume) and a White Ravens Award, and she has been a guest at multiple international book fairs around the globe.
Her books have been translated into more than ten languages, including Japanese, Korean, Complex Chinese, Norwegian and English.