Welcome! My  name is Barbara van Rheenen (Amsterdam, 1967). I am a freelance illustrator and live together with my husband in Dordrecht.

After several artistic training courses I made my first picture book: "The boy and the whales", published by Clavis publishing in 2002.
Together with Clavis I made several children’s books, both picture and educational books.
All these books have been translated and published in different countries.

My love for the sea and all creatures within is reflected in much of my work, I prefer organic forms above straight lines and always try to create an atmosphere.

I much enjoy illustrating and writing children books but also like a different challenge; I did an assignment for Naturalis but also a construction company was one of my customers.

Want to know more? Please feel free to contact me.

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