Hope everyone is doing a-ok out there in the world. If you need a little creative boost today, I have something really inspiring in store for you!
From what I gather from her website (which I had Google help me translate from Dutch to English) she works with the most eco-friendly products she can source, and she creates these lovely colourful, whimsical illustrations.
It’s clear to me that Lieke is interested in narrating a bond between human beings and animals. A lot of the the work I have seen depicts humans closely interacting with animals, sharing meals, showing affection, and connecting with them as though they were loved ones.
She also depicts animals in a human likeness, giving them clothing, putting them in un-natural settings (for example atop a dinner table) yet he is still able to show convey their wild spirit. Her drawings had me thinking about how humans interact with the natural world, how we tend to repel it. I really enjoy the blend of the two worlds in these drawings, how the animals have become just a little human, and how the humans have become just a little animal. Their influence on one another creates harmony.