BEASTIES IN PENCIL
BY STEFANIE VAN DEN HAAK
BRINGING LIFE TO ART
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Stefanie is a Member of the Association of Animal Artists and is a Pentel Featured Artist.
Originally from the Netherlands, with a real passion for all things 'field and stream' Stefanie’s Highland home provides a limitless supply of inspiration. Her love of drawing wildlife in its living form, and from unusual angles has brought a refreshing slant to the UK's sporting art scene. She accepts worldwide commissions.
After a high-flying career in the corporate world, spending many years on various Boards of Directors, she now draws full-time. Her portfolio and commissions encompass all types of Beasties. The AAA website sums it up nicely:
“AAA ARTISTS CREATE ART WITH A PURPOSE”
A few words to celebrate what makes our artists so special.
“We are unique in that, not only do we welcome work of ANY animal, be it mammal, bird, reptile, fish or even insect, but, importantly, we also include the domestic animals we share our lives with, such as dogs, cats, horses and farm animals.
BRINGING LIFE TO ART
Here you can get an idea how the size of your drawing, in centimeters, will look on your wall.
Should you wish to frame your drawing and perhaps use a mount too, then please bear in mind that a mount and frame will add, on average, another 4" or 10 cm to both the height and width of your drawing.
STANDARD PAPER SIZES
A1 594 x 841mm or 59.4 x 84.1cm or 23.4 x 33.1 inches
A2 420 x 594 mm or 42 x 59.4cm or 16.5 x 23.4 inches
A3 297 x 420 mm or 29.7 x 42 cm or 11.7 x 16.5 inches
A4 210 x 297 mm or 21 x 29.7 cm or 8.3 x 11.7 inches
FROM SOME OF THOSE WHO WENT BEFORE....
“Stefanie is an extraordinarily talented artist. She drew a picture of our golden retriever, Coco, as a present for our son which is a wonderful likeness. She obviously loves what she does and this comes across powerfully in her work. I would thoroughly recommend her, you won’t be disappointed!" Mark Spurgen (Coco)
"Catching a record-breaking trout, an absolutely amazing fish, Stefanie captured him in all his glory. Down to the last marking and scar, the detail is amazing. With catch and release, it is really fantastic to have my trout full size on the wall!" Richard Baker (Trouty)
"Our dog had passed away and Stefanie drew a beautiful portrait of him in his younger years. He was a member of our family so it is the best possible momento". Michel Landzaad (Binkie)
"I asked Stefanie to draw a portrait of my daughter's beloved pony for her 12th birthday. She cried happy tears when she opened her present. The likeness is so exact and it really is Baley!" Corinne Mead (Baley)
"Our French Bulldog passed away unexpectedly after a fall from the sofa, she was only 2 years old. From quite a poor photo Stefanie created a beautiful portrait, the likeness is fabulous." Peter Aitken (Bella)