Jackie Besteman


I feel very lucky to have been raised in Holland and South Africa as these very diverse cultures have had a very strong influence on my influences as an artist. Now living in Toronto I am reaping the benefits of this beautiful city. It is of course perfect for people watching and I have lately incorporated more of my own photographs of people into my work.

I have worked as an illustrator for most of my working life having made illustrations for magazines such as Marie Claire, The Washington Post, Body & Soul, Chatelaine, Flare, The Toronto Star to name just a few.