Who is Saskia Franken-Saers?
In Dordrecht Saskia spent her youth, but she never felt like she belonged there. At home she would get lost in movies or books with the most amazing stories. She got hooked on everything Disney when she was nine years old, and visiting Disneyland for the first time. All of this sparked the need to create her own stories, and draw her own characters.
After high school Saskia attended the fashion academy in Rotterdam, where she got her degree in fashion and styling in 2000. After that she worked as a stylist for five years, and in 2006 seized the opportunity to take over a store, where she sold Disney collectibles.
When did Saskia start pursuing art?
Saskia has been drawing for most of her life. At the end of 2014 she decided to turn a new leaf, and close her store in Rotterdam to continue on as an online store. Meanwhile the creative flame keeps burning, keeping Saskia busy drawing and painting.
In April 2012 Saskia got the opportunity to exhibit her work for the first time ever at the Elf Fantasy Fair in Haarzuilens, where her work was well received. One of her paintings was featured as the cover illustration of the Rejected Quarterly. Another painting was exhibited in the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.
Saskia uses mixed media for her artwork, sometimes water colors combined with acrylics, other paintings are created in Photoshop, or with oil paint.
Thank you for taking an interest in my artwork. I hope you enjoy it.