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Portret_2017

 

Hello! I am Lieke van der Vorst, the illustrator behind Liekeland. I grew up in Kaatsheuvel, a very very small town in The Netherlands. Every Summer my parents would pack up our De Waard tent and we would drive 13 hours to the Provence of France to camp among the lavender fields. It was these times in nature that have influenced my life and work the most. Being kind to animals and the environment became an important part of my vision.

I use my illustrations to make a positive impact on the world, and to keep people honest and humble. I try to practice green living as much as possible.

All of my illustrations are printed on Arctic Paper, which uses only a minimum amount of water and energy to produce their ecological and FSC-certified paper. This paper is printed locally, by Roelofs Art Libro in Enschede, NL. Liekeland’s bags are made from firm organic cotton, in a fairtrade factory using water-based ink.

Please contact me for more information or questions, I am always happy to help.

 

Education

2010 – 2013  Academy of Fine Arts and Design St. Joost, Breda NL | illustration
2006 – 2009  Graphic Design SintLucas, Boxtel NL | graphic design

 

Exhibition

2017 | 20-10 – 29-10 DDW | Eindhoven NL
2015 | 17-10 – 25-10 DDW | Eindhoven NL
2015 | 16-05 – 01-08 Wildernis | Amsterdam NL
2014 | 18-10 – 26-10 DDW | Eindhoven NL
2014 | 22-09 – 31-12 STEK | Rotterdam NL
2014 | 25-08 – 31-12 Biogondisch | Breda NL
2014 | 04-04 – 31-05 de Zeeuwse Meisjes | Rotterdam NL
2014 | 18-01 – 30-04 Daily Poetry | Eindhoven NL
2013 | 21-12 – 31-12 Hendrik-jan bij Guus | Amsterdam NL
2013 | 19-10 – 05-11 Boekenberg Dutch Design Week | Eindhoven NL
2013 | 01-10 – 01-12 Buutvrij | Tilburg NL
2013 | 29-08 – 29-10 Plezuro | Stockholm SE
2013 | 12-08 – 12-09 Graphic Playground | Arnhem NL
2013 | 28-06 – 03-07 Afstudeer-expositie AKV St. Joost | Breda NL
2013 | 06-05 – 03-06 Inspire | Breda NL
2013 | 09-03 – 07-04 Pictura | Dordrecht NL
2013 | 21-02 – 22-02 Grote kerk | Breda NL
2013 | 12-01 – 25-04 AYA Living | Utrecht NL
2012 | 15-10 – 05-01 Huiszwaluw | Gent BE
2012 | 15-06 – 06-07 Beren in Krabbedans | Eindhoven NL
2012 | 28-05 – 29-05 Nassaudag Merkxtuin | Breda NL
2012 | 20-01 – 20-01 Cultuurnacht | Breda NL
2011 | 07-05 – 15-05 Druktemakers | ‘s-Hertogenbosch NL