Charlotte Greeven

about

Charlotte Greeven (Amsterdam, 1986) 

- Fashion illustration @ Pup Creative Agency
- Fashion drawing & illustration teacher 

I graduated in 2012 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague (KABK), in Fashion & Textile Design. 

I'm based in the fine city of Amsterdam and always on the lookout for something new to be inspired by. I love to constantly feed my mind with new knowledge to expand my areas of expertise. 
My style in design and illustration is romantic with a sinister twist. I get inspired by the Decadence era, where artists such as Oscar Wilde, Egon Schiele, and Aubrey Beardsley were constantly looking for the thin line between beauty and decay. 
Another source of inspiration comes from movies: The Silence of The Lambs, Old Boy, Orfeo Negro, and works from Wes Anderson, Tim Burton, Alfred Hitchcock, The Coen Brothers, Stanley Kubrick and Ghibli Studios. Music is also a great source of inspiration. Right now I'm listening to Alex Turner. I'll let you know what I'm listening to next, do visit this page again soon! :)

The quote that defines my passion in drawing the most comes from Frida Kahlo: “I paint flowers to never see them die”.

Lately I've been working on portraits. The faces are showing who we are and who we might be, if our imaginary image of ourself would become reality. I believe everything is part of reality and we’re always on the way to reach what we desire. There is no imagination vs reality, it’s all a big mix. It’s a jungle out there baby. 

Charlotte Greeven (based in Amsterdam)

After graduating as a fashion designer from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague (KABK), I specialised in illustration and painting. Lately I'm working on ways to make my work come to life, through animation and multimedia design. 

Clients: Chopard, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Estée Lauder, Heineken, Mirror/Mirror Magazine, Elegance, Amazon, TOPSHOP, River Island, H&M, Kantor, Ted Baker, David Laport, Karakter Uitgevers, PUPMAG, de Bijenkorf, Hans Anders.

  photo: Julia-Beth Harris

photo: Julia-Beth Harris