About me

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Hello there, I'm Laura Surentu, an enthusiastic illustrator from the Netherlands. I love creating illustrations and cartoons in different styles. I especially like to focus on which stories and emotions my images can create. I currently work on a graphic novel.


Bee book

I am also very passionate about nature and biodiversity, which is why I initiated the children's book Wilde Bijen Parade, which celebrates both (bio)diversity in bee species, as well as diversity in art styles. I am co-author and one of 40 illustrators of this book, which was published in 2020 by KNNV Publishers. Part of the profit goes to the Dutch Bee Foundation. All illustrations of the book were showcased in an exhibition in the Nature History Museum in Rotterdam in the summer of 2021.

I have a background in History (Ba) and Media & Communication (Ma, topic: Media & Journalism),
from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. I have studied a wonderful semester in Paris, and I have lived in Canada for a while, which brought the concept of 'cold' to a whole new level, but it was absolutely amazing. 
After several years of working in Marketing & Communication and Language Education, I decided to focus more on writing and illustration. 

Feel free to look around here to explore my illustration-adventures. You can also leave me a message (that would be lovely). I am always very open to new ideas and collaborations.

You can also find me on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Have a great day!

some reoccurring themes in my art: storytelling, children, motherhood, nature and biodiversity, history, silly doodles of crocodiles, surrealism, education