Legends from Wales

  • Jasmijn Evans / Illustration Design

‘As a child, I accompanied my father for a visit to the rugged natural landscape of Wales, where he was born and raised. This impressive nature always had a great influence on my youth and still plays a major role in my life and current work. As for myself, I grew up in the flat, orderly landscape of the polder, so the contrast to the rugged, mountainous features of Wales always left a deep impression. Beautiful stories also take place between the mountains, castles and valleys, and I want to bring this to light through my illustrations. Over the course of many walks, I’ve visited places from Welsh legends and I’ve witnessed the added value such a mythical story can bring to a spot. This folklore also often carries a valuable message or life lesson, and directly relates to Welsh culture which I like to examine as an illustrator.’