Illustrator, the Netherlands
Artist and equestrian Signe-Sanne Oortgijsen (1974) divides her time between being with horses and creating illustrations, costumes and videos. Her style is unique and imaginative. With a muted palette and bursts of unexpected patterns she creates a storyline to be discovered in each artwork.
'Stop daydreaming, pay attention, fairytales aren't real. This is what I was told as a young girl by teachers, but not by my parents. They said: You can be what you want to be, go on an adventure and eat your vegetables. And I listened to them for the most part. I followed my dreams, went to art school, tried not to grow up too much...'
Mixed media on watercolour paper, 42cm x 29.7cm
'the Fool on the Hill' (2022)
Mixed media on watercolour paper, 23.5cm x 32.5cm