La Scarlatte is an illustrator of delicate, detailed botanical and animal themed hand-drawn designs which result in rhythmic, organic illustrations and patterns.

photo: Andrea Nakhla

photo: Andrea Nakhla

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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.



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2018 | ‘Inhabit’, Helikon Gallery, Denver, USA
2017 | 'Camouflage', Benson Gallery, US-Swe Institute, USA
2016 | 'Fortune', Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, USA
2016 | 'Botanica', Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, USA
2015 | 'Bower Birds', Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, USA
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


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