Iris an award-winning traditional artist and Illustrator from the Netherlands. At the age of seven, she knew exactly what she wanted to do when grew up… paint and draw fantastical beings. Iris enjoys working on projects ranging from picture books to gallery art, concept art and even sculpting. Storytelling is an essential part of her artwork, and as an artist she strives to lure in the spectator, to make them feel a connection to the work and open a gateway to their imagination to ignite it even further. Iris created a fantasy world and book called  Faeries of the Faultlines, drawing inspiration from European folklore, mythology, fairytales, ghost stories and anything from tombstones, Victorian photography to popular movies and music and recently illustrated The Dark Crystal Bestiary, published by Insight Editions .