HI! I AM MARIANNE VAN DER WALLE,
A freelance illustrator from Nijmegen. For years I was a teacher at an elementary school, but what made me happiest (and still does!) is illustrating. Therefore, I decided to make a living as an illustrator. My illustrations are suitable for various purposes; from (children’s) books to magazines. In addition to my job, my partner and I manage a household with our two boys.
ABOUT MY WORK
Whether I work traditionally with gouache or digitally on my iPad, texturing and layering always appear in my work. By working a lot with shadows, and the contrast of light and dark, I bring depth to my work. I draw inspiration from striking colour combinations, ranging from the flowers in our garden, beautiful portraits, or a fabric from a t-shirt, to basically everything that catches my eye.