About Marieke:

I am Marieke Blokland a.k.a., an art teacher, artist, designer and illustrator from the Netherlands.

After studying graphic design, I worked in marketing of craft supplies for a decade. Since 2014 I work full time as an online art teacher, creating courses for my online school Bloknote Art School.

Art journaling is my biggest passion. In my art journals I love to play with art supplies and express myself visually. My quirky work is often graphical and illustrative. An ‘art geek’ is what I call myself, as I am very fond of modern art and design. I love to incorporate snippets of art history in many of my art classes. I love art by artists like Picasso, David Hockney, Francis Bacon and Grayson Perry a lot. But I can also feel inspired by watching a Tim Burton movie, old Japanese woodblock prints, African masks, folk art or street art.

I am married to Floris and we have two kids, Mathilde and Silvester.


Here are some examples of Marieke’s work: