Edith Knijf

Fine Artist, Graphic Designer & Illustrator

35 years of experience with pencil, brush and a mac, in short, that's me! The most important thing you need to know is that I love what I'm doing.
. . . enjoy my tapestry!

Portraits - Contact me to make you a portrait. I'm specialised in pencil. Provide me with a high resolution photograph and it will be done! First and foremost, submit a photo you love! Make sure it’s very clear and the face is at least 10 - 15 cm (4” - 6” inches) in size. Please be sure the whites of the eyes are clearly visible. Clear, in focus close-ups are best…the larger the better. I would like to see all of the facial features very clearly. Photos taken with flash photography tend to lack depth and detail. If you are taking the photo yourself, turn your flash off and let the natural light play off of the subject’s face. If the photo is too small, I will not be able to see all of the necessary details. All portraits are drawn on natural white acid free, heavy weight, durable, medium surface paper. I do not include background details, but focus on the subjects themselves bringing out as many details as possible. Send a photo by email. I recommend a resolution of 400-600 dpi.

Graphic work - More than 20 years of graphic design experience in the advertising field, including client needs assessment, layout and design, illustration and photo retouching. Instinctive ability to exercise good judgment in manipulating the formal elements of visual communication such as contrast, scale, color, pacing, and typography. Able to use them effectively to develop new and appropriate visual solutions to complex communications problems. Ability to create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts. Proven proficiency in creating logos, ads, brochures, newsletters, stationery, and publications. Extensive knowledge of design techniques and tools. Ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. Team player also capable of working independently with minimal direction.

Digital Art - It has been argued that digital art is not real art since it is computer generated and there are infinite copies and there is no ‘original’. However it is now widely accepted as art since it involves creativity, and the knowledge of art and design principles. Digital Art brings together Art, Technology, Math and Science. The digital artists must be a creative spirit able to move easily between those worlds.

Murals - Indoors and outdoors. Colour acrylics with a long term quality.

Do remember
“I’m an artist - which doesn’t mean I’ll work for free - I have bills too just like you! - THANK YOU for understanding.

My Skills



graphic design 85%


new media 75%


web design 25%


My Work