Illustrator Eric Kuiper

With no formal training and self-taught, Eric always loved to draw. He took art at school and relished any opportunity to pick up a pencil at home. He enjoyed experimenting with different media – ink, pencil and coloured pencils. During his formative years, Eric’s heroes were people such as Walt Disney, Ralph Steadman, Heath Robinson, Georges Proaper Remi (known by the pen name ‘Herge’) and M.C. Escher. Eric was also inspired by the artwork of his grandfather, who worked in pastels and charcoal, and his mother who liked to use watercolour. Both of whom were also self taught.
In Eric’s own words he says, ‘I would like to think some of my family’s talent has rubbed off on me! I take inspiration from life and how I would like life to be. Learning new methods and evolving my work is an ever-present companion. To visualise an image through a child’s eyes – colour and surprise detail is very important to their concept of the story.’

Books by Eric Kuiper

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