The Ceryneian Hind
Medium:Pen and Ink on Digital Print
Height: 13.5 in
Width: 10.5 in
Deer standing in the foreground. Large flowering tree behind the deer. Blue-green background.
BreeAnn Veenstra wants to "make children dream and adults believe." She grew up surrounded by the beautiful countryside of northern Michigan's lower peninsula, and the influence of the surrounding wildlife, nature and art made a lasting impression. She is continuously inspired by the natural world, as well as the unending possibilities of combining them with the surreal and fantastical. In her own words: "I once heard artists described as mirrors of the world whose work allows a person to become aware of any given 'reflection'. Instead of showing people what's already around them, though, I'd rather create illustrations that are more like Alice's Looking Glass: mirrors that can reflect reality but ultimately act as portals for the imagination.”