Hi! My name is Marloes de Kiewit, I'm a muralist, painter and illustrator.
I am a self-taught artist living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I create indoor & outdoor murals, window paintings, (digital) illustrations, paintings and painted objects for individuals, companies, and organizations.
My work features strong line work and dots with a delicate flow. It started in timeless black and white but has evolved over time to include a broader color palette and other techniques. Currently, the focus lies in combining line work with colorful realistic compositions. I can completely immerse myself in applying endless details, searching for balance between movement and stillness, strength and vulnerability.
I graduated as a Textile Engineer in 2009. After working in the fashion industry for 6 years, I quit my job. I sold my belongings and booked a one-way ticket to Mexico. Ultimately, I traveled through Central America for 9 months, exchanging illustrations and murals for accommodation and food. Best. Decision. Ever. I began embracing my creativity and gained confidence in my abilities.
2 Years without a permanent place, I found a home in Rotterdam. In this city, I work full-time with great love on this adventure, where I continue to (re)discover myself as a person, artist, and entrepreneur.
When I decided to flip the switch 8 years ago and transform my hobby into my job, little did I know how it would shape me as a person. Alongside growing my creative skills and navigating the freelancing world, it also had an impact on my state of mind. Writing has always been one of my favorite go-to's to deal with all of it.
So why not use this tool to hopefully benefit others as well, right? To inspire, inform, and encourage others to embrace their creativity, I've added a blog to my website. With great joy, I once in a while share tips, tricks, the ups and downs of this exciting rollercoaster ride.
Are you a (beginning) muralist, painter or illustrator and in need of some help?
As a self-taught artist, I understand the challenges one can face in the realm of creation and building a career as a freelancer with limited experience. I offer some options to help others in their journey, unlock creative potential and grow their business mindset.
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Marloes de Kiewit
Muralist, painter & Illustrator
Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands