ABOUT BERNA DATEMA

  • I am an illustrator and writer of picture books. I like to create my own worlds, environments, characters and stories. I was educated as a fashion pattern designer, wrote and illustrated 3 picture books, had a carreer in digital scrapbooking design and was busy as a freelance designer for as long as I know.
    I like painting and drawing by hand as well as in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. My goal is to just now submit my new picture books. My plan is to become a fulltime writer/illustrator.
    I also would love to illustrate for other writers for (children’s) books.
    You can follow me on Instagram: @bernadatema_bernasplayground

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Imagination is the gateway to eveywhere.