I am an illustrator, based in Amsterdam. Call me George.
Sunshine, making kites, floating in the swimming pool, dirty feet, climbing trees and on the roof… these were the seventies and eighties in the suburbs of Tshwane in South Africa. Alright, there was some schooling inbetween but that’s less interesting than the carefree daydreaming.
After uni I moved to bustling, exciting, gritty London I spent the nineties and naughties discovering what life was all about. These years in South Africa and the UK shaped me very much.
In 2011 I moved to Amsterdam, not because of my roots, but for love. I now share my paradise in de Baarsjes with rescue dog Ella. I love this beautiful city, but I have ants in my pants and yet again I’m excited about a new adventure. How endlessly unpredictable is the future. Even I don’t know what my next step will be.
I value good quality, good stationery, dirty colours, sun and fresh air, bubbles, independence, change, strong coffee and bitter beer.
My hobbies include stoking fires, growing potplants and surfing homes on Funda.
Oh yes… George is my middle name and I like it.
WHAT I’M WORKING ON
At the moment I am dipping into various online courses: Procreate, animation, lettering.
I am also in talks about illustrating another children’s book in the coming months.
Feel free to link up or get in touch. Whether it’s for a collaboration, commission, compliment, complaint, coffee or a chat; I’m all ears.