“My work is a product of my imagination. I just have to create.”
Welcome to Steffie de Leeuw’s website, greatly inspired by fine art, the great masters, and the unique beauty of nature.
Steffie de Leeuw is a Dutch artist, designer who lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After graduating from the University of Amsterdam and the ‘Willem de Kooning’ Art Academy in Rotterdam, Steffie started working in Art, creating oil paintings. Born with a creative background Art has been taught to Steffie from an early age. Her father was a great admirer of art, a huge music lover and a gifted amateur painter and sculptor himself. Not only did he greatly inspire her by showing her his favorite artists and introducing her to the beauty of music, he also taught Steffie the art of seeing. Seeing the beauty in the things that surround us.
Her mother, taught her how to appreciate fashion and creating things with fabrics. At the age of ten Steffie was making her own schoolbag on the sewing machine. In her teenage years she was taking pieces of clothing out of her mother and grandmothers wardrobe cutting and sewing them into unique pieces.
She also inherited her love for travel from her parents, as well as her love for nature and wild life. Her surname is de Leeuw (the Lion) and you see these animal and other felines frequently in her work and designs. She combines inspiration from her own travels with her imagination and fictional influences to create a unique world of imagination. The last decades have been an artistic journey through the different expressions of art that now come together in her work.
In 2000 Steffie graduated from the ‘Willem de Kooning’ Art Academy. In addition to creating numerous art works, Steffie has since produced commissioned work for several well-known retail brands. Creations include illustrations and print design for fashion items, home furnishings, accessories, luxury scarves, stationary, wallpaper and so much more, all enhanced with Steffie’s colorful and handcrafted artworks. In 2016 the brand Steffie de Leeuw launched in Amsterdam. Steffie de Leeuw only produces on first-class materials, always trying to minimize the impact on the environment.
Steffie de Leeuw creates art that appeals to the imagination, which everyone can enjoy indefinitely.