About Saskia Schoenmaker

SASKIA SCHOENMAKER is a self-taught artist, predominantly using graphite pencil and gilding as a recurring theme in her illustrations. Since a very young age, Saskia has been fascinated with portraits. More recently, she developed a fascination with the connotations of gold leaf, and has since collated the two ideas into the basis for her illustrations. She also has a passion for artistically exploring animals that represent power and beauty. Saskia's fascination for both the human psyche and gold began with her university major work "Back to Dust" which won the Honorary Screen Award and Industry Commendation.