Karin Portegies- van Lith - (born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

Karin is a self-taught artist. She makes realistic pastels and coloured pencil drawings. The passion for nature and animals is evident recognizable in her work.

The tile designs she makes are arose from a fascination for Blue Delftware. They are very realistic drawn with attention to detail, therefore they seem deceptively 'real' (trompe l'oeil technique). Besides autonomous work she also makes animal portraits and other commissioned work.

Karin is affiliated to Pictoright, a copyright organisation for visual artists and designers in the Netherlands.