Ceramic Artist and Illustrator
Hello! I am Martine.
I was born in the Netherlands and 20 years ago moved to Kirkcaldy (Fife) in Scotland, as a child I also spent quite a bit of time in Canada, therefore my accent is a bit all over the place!
As long as I can remember I have been drawing pictures.
I studied at the Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden (the Netherlands),
where I got my Bachelor of Arts in Art & Design. Soon after I got my degree I moved to Scotland (in fact only 4 days later).
I started working as a graphic designer, but because I still wanted to have a creative outlet and not just sit behind a computer screen I joined Kirkcaldy Art Club. After doing various painting classes I thought I would try pottery, just to see if I would like it. Now in many ways ceramics has taken over my life! For a while many people even referred to me as the elephant lady...!
I also still enjoy drawing and painting and in 2018 I got to illustrate a lovely book called 'Show me' by Tracey Thomson, you can still buy it here and there is lots of info on Tracey's website. Her stories are designed to help young children deal with life's daily challenges.
As I develop my website further, I hope to have notebooks and cards with my illustrations up for sale here, along with my ceramics of course.