Today I’m so excited about this feature…
I want to introduce you to the woman behind these ethereal illustrations, apparently a “normal” woman who loves shopping, her family, a great concert or simply sitting and observing everything and enjoying the sunset.
With her sketchbook under her arm Marjolein Caljouw captures women’s sensuality, vulnerability and sensitivity with a sexy and edgy side for her latest series.
Caljouw finds inspiration in everything and everyone, but she admits to being more attracted to the “things” closer to her, than a landscape: “I like the behaviour of people and animals” She said.
In her sketchbook the illustrations just flow as time goes by, she explain this action as a “non-stop process”. On the other hand, when Marjolein is working on a project she makes a tiny rough version of it, a mood board and then she starts the big thing, all planned and organized.
Another thing that impresses me about this talented artist is her ability to paint on almost any surface, she has done amazing artwork on wood, canvas, metal, furniture or even cars. She is not only a creative soul, there is a lot of technique and practice behind her masterpieces.
“My head is a chaos so I need to organize myself, I need a day planner to let my life flow like water”. I admire her so much, there is a balance between the person and the artist, definitely a 28 year old woman with a clear vision of what she wants in life, and she keeps track of it in her diary. (As I said before, she has time for everything).
Finally Marjolein answered my questions with the first word that came to her mind…
• With or without music? WITH
• Day or night? Night!
• Planned or organic? Planned.
• Food? Healthy stuff.
• A place? The beach.
• A flower? Peony
Be sure to visit her site she will surprise you! Thank you Marjolein.