La Scarlatte is an illustrator of delicate, detailed botanical and animal themed hand-drawn designs which result in rhythmic, organic illustrations and patterns.
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La Scarlatte (Pauline Teunissen) is a freelance illustrator, living in Haarlem, the Netherlands. Her very delicate pencil and ink drawings are almost always covered with flora and fauna. By blending textures and organic shapes she creates a beautiful combination that moves rhythmically and sometimes repeats as a pattern.
Her work embraces every organism and object, it offers a place for people to wander carefree spaces (where even death is beautiful) and tales of forgotten worlds can be discovered.
Inspired by natural science, folk tales and the (Dutch) Golden Age, she is often found in the city, the zoo and the botanical gardens, where she draws an ever growing collection of animals, people and plants. But her heart truly lies in the dunes and woods between the sea and the city, the perfect place to roam and explore.
Find her online:
Illustrations and patterns for advertising, editorial, publishing
and all kinds of products (packaging / apparel / interior)
I'm great with deadlines, am clear in communication
and have meticilous craftsmanship
“ Your illustration style is perfect for this project, which is rooted in vintage botanical illustration. We were looking for a modern and sophisticated style, and your work helps us to achieve this. Thank you so much for all of the beautiful artwork! It was truly such a pleasure working together on this collection.” - Partylite
10 Feet | Ariadne At Home Magazine (.nl) | Art Directors Club Nederland | BBNC Uitgevers | Creenstone | De Bezige Bij| Discovery Channel | DJ Stevie Wonda | Elle Magazine (.nl) | Elegance Magazine (.nl) | Estudio Rosa Lazaro | Gallery Magazine (.es) | Green.2 Magazine (.nl) | GVB Public Transport | Happinez | Harper Collins | Magazine (.de) | iKi Beer | Kendra Scott | Institute Marie Curie | Oprah Magazine (.us) | Partylite | Panasonic | Science Center NEMO | Sanctuary Studio | Shoestring Travels | Teastreet | Seasons Magazine (.nl) | Wax Revolution Salons | WWF | Zeit Wissen (.de)
2018 | Helikon Gallery, Denver, US
2017 | 'Camouflage', Benson Gallery, American Swedish Institute, US
2016 | 'Fortune', Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, US
2016 | 'Botanica', Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, US
2015 | 'Bower Birds', Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, US
2015 | 'Expériences' Musée Curie, Paris, FR
2015 | 'Pushing The Envelope', House Of Illustration, London, UK
2014 | Just Another Store, Amsterdam, NL
2013 | ‘Yearbook’ Art Directors Club Netherlands, NL
2012 | 'Ping' Exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
2011 | Creatief Initiatief, Amsterdam, NL
2010 | Museum of Bags & Purses, Amsterdam, NL
2009 | 'Covered Up', Rotterdam, NL
2006 | Artroute Noord-Holland, NL
2005 | 'Collected Work', Utrecht, NL
"It was a pleasure working with Pauline. She has an excellent notion of design and colors. We were spectacularly impressed with the murals she did for our salons. She met all timelines and requests :-) I would highly recommend her for art projects. " - Bridget Rutherford, Wax Revolution
"While being undeniable beautiful, the underlying foundation of strong drawing throughout her work gives Pauline’s illustrations and patterns a complimenting boldness too. Strong shapes and cutting blocks of colour provide a balance to the inherent delicacy that comes with her considered pencil work." - Ape on the moon