Nelleke Verhoeff

Nelleke Verhoeff is an artist / illustrator based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She started her professional career as a theater-performer and made physical and visual theater using circus techniques and masks. Nelleke then discovered her love for drawing, painting and digital art. She is mostly inspired by people and loves to watch their attitudes and facial expressions. She has illustrated several books. In 2018 she made her first children’s picturebook.
Nelleke’s work was selected for Illustrarte 2016 exhibition  in Portugal. She won the Worldwide Picturebook Illustration Competition 2017 ‘Picture This’ and was one of the finalists in the Silent Book Contest 2018 including an exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.