About

Tineke Visser, Artist/Illustrator

I grew up in the Netherlands….land of windmills and wooden shoes. I lived in a small village called Makkum by the dyke. As a child I played under large skies in a meadow surrounded by water. When the icy north- westerly winds brought the frost in winter I would skate along the canals. I started drawing and painting at a very young age. I studied Fine Arts at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Upon moving to Canada I was impressed by the natural surroundings of this beautiful country. Here I started painting mostly landscapes, animals, and birds. When I had a family I became an Art teacher and started teaching at private schools and community centres. I taught fine arts to both adults and children. It was during my teaching years that I got inspired to do illustration work. I love stories and enjoy imagining and creating the visual image that accompanies the story. I now live in Cobble Hill in our “Muddy Duck Farm” where I illustrate and paint surrounded by ducks and sheep.

Illustrations by Tineke

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About

Tineke Visser, Artist/Illustrator

I grew up in the Netherlands….land of windmills and wooden shoes. I lived in a small village called Makkum by the dyke. As a child I played under large skies in a meadow surrounded by water. When the icy north- westerly winds brought the frost in winter I would skate along the canals. I started drawing and painting at a very young age. I studied Fine Arts at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Upon moving to Canada I was impressed by the natural surroundings of this beautiful country. Here I started painting mostly landscapes, animals, and birds. When I had a family I became an Art teacher and started teaching at private schools and community centres. I taught fine arts to both adults and children. It was during my teaching years that I got inspired to do illustration work. I love stories and enjoy imagining and creating the visual image that accompanies the story. I now live in Cobble Hill in our “Muddy Duck Farm” where I illustrate and paint surrounded by ducks and sheep.
Illustrations by Tineke