Théo Schildkamp

"As long as I can remember I drew and painted. So I made it my profession. Or rather, my life." Théo

As long as I can remember I drew and painted, so, I made it my profession—or rather, my life. After attending the academy of fine arts and after a flourishing and succesful professional practice as an illustrator and designer, I returned to painting full time, first in the middle of Dutch nature, later from my studio in Provence, France. After twenty years in the South of France, my wife and I returned to our home of Holland in 2021.


Now back in the Netherlands… but, yes, the southern sun, the light, and the 'joie de vivre' have done me very well. For many years, I have changed course and put an end to my commercial work. Now it is only paintings that I make. Beautiful paintings, because I like beauty and harmony. But there is always something strange in what I paint. After all, a woman who goes for a walk with an antelope is not completely normal. What happened? What's going to happen? Actually, I just remained an illustrator. Only my paintings are now illustrations for a story you can make up yourself.