Hello. Welcome to my website.
I am Eva Eland, a Dutch author-illustrator living in Cambridge, UK. I earned an MA with distinction in children’s book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art in 2018. I also graduated from Audiovisual Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2008, and did an exchange for half a year at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
My debut picture book ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’, published by Andersen Press came out January 2019 and is translated in several languages.
Most of my work originates in drawing, which is just another way of looking very closely to the world around me. Fascinated by human behaviour and psychology, I don’t shy away from the more difficult subjects like sadness, loneliness and the creative process. I like to address those in my work, but often in an encouraging or humorous way.