Hello there, I'm Laura Surentu, an enthusiastic illustrator from the Netherlands. I love creating expressive illustrations and cartoons that tell a story. I sold greetings cards by my own design on Kaartje2go, in concept stores and at festival / markets, and created illustrations on commission. I am currently working on a personal project.
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 and at De Wereld van Kina in Gent, Belgium from spring until the summer of 2022.
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 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, I am always open to new ideas and collaborations.
Have a great day!
some reoccurring themes in my art: storytelling, children, motherhood, nature and biodiversity, history, silly crocodiles, surrealism, education