Marije Tolman (1976) graduated in Graphic and Typographic Design at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. She studied Illustration and design at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Now she lives and works in The Hague as a full-time children's book illustrator.
The daughter of an artist, Marije has an inbred eye for colour, for beauty, for subtlety. She knows how to paint the delicate detail without losing the overall perspective.