Hi, I'm Tinneke De Block
Founder of Atelier Tinika*. I'm a fine artist, (fashion) illustrator and graphic designer based in Belgium.
My work is characterized by sensitive brushstrokes with a touch of playfulness, while the female figure is a fundamental source of inspiration. I like to play with the texture of the paint or charcoal. My goal is to capture the feminine power, sensuality, vulnerability, and aesthetics. Each work depends on my own emotion, so I usually consider the result as my alter ego.
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been drawing every chance I can get (even all over the attic staircase). Back then, I already knew I wanted to do something creative.
After I got my degree in graphic design and settled down, I went right back to the one thing I really loved: illustration. In 2010, I created my first blog to share my passion. Later on - in 2015 - I decided to offer services, like murals, customized paintings, and illustrations.
I regularly exhibit at art markets and manage my own social media. This resulted in great projects such as the international marketing illustrations for Babylonia, a T-shirt collection with Helder, the sustainable fashion label, and tailor-made paintings for shops and interiors.
In my online shop, you can buy handmade stationery, original paintings, and art prints.
If I'm not working in my atelier, you can find me snuggled up in my home or garden with my husband, little daughter, and baby boy.
Leave me a message if you have any questions or would like to work together.
*Why the name Atelier Tinika? Tinika comes from my nickname, while I was working with English colleagues.