Denise was born in Heinkenszand, the Netherlands, in 1981. Coming from a creative family, she knew at a very early age that she loved to draw. Denise started freelancing after my graduation from the Willem de Kooning academy in 2005. She creates her illustrations with pen and pencil– sometimes with colored pencil, but mostly graphite. The models in her drawings are usually friends and family, although you might recognize Denise on occassion.