“One day at a time, one hour at a time, one thing at a time, don’t get overwhelmed. Nobody knows what you can do, but you.
— Ping He

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                         be the best, happiest, healthiest version of yourself

 

 

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I love to wear dresses, it makes me feel great.

-Ping He- Self portrait

 

 The children’s book illustration I completed during the Bootcamp  ‘Make Art That Sells’ in May 2017.

The children’s book illustration I completed during the Bootcamp  ‘Make Art That Sells’ in May 2017.

 I encourage others to develop with me, I have organized numerous drawing and painting workshops in my home or studio.

I encourage others to develop with me, I have organized numerous drawing and painting workshops in my home or studio.

 Visiting the library in Yuyao City where the children are reading the books that we donated. They are so enthusiastic about the different books they can read, and they told me that they  are so looking forward to Friday afternoon when they can come to the library to read more. It makes me happy to see that they are enjoying the books so much and at the same time gain knowledge.  WE NEED MORE GREAT BOOKS FOR CHILDREN! FOR THIS REASON I STARTED TO  WRITE AND ILLUSTRATE MY OWN BOOKS IN 2018.

Visiting the library in Yuyao City where the children are reading the books that we donated. They are so enthusiastic about the different books they can read, and they told me that they  are so looking forward to Friday afternoon when they can come to the library to read more. It makes me happy to see that they are enjoying the books so much and at the same time gain knowledge.

WE NEED MORE GREAT BOOKS FOR CHILDREN! FOR THIS REASON I STARTED TO  WRITE AND ILLUSTRATE MY OWN BOOKS IN 2018.

 Drawing poses in one of workshops I organized in Amsterdam.

Drawing poses in one of workshops I organized in Amsterdam.

 Every Monday I make time for Chinese Ink Painting.

Every Monday I make time for Chinese Ink Painting.

 My studio wall part 1

My studio wall part 1

 My studio wall part 2

My studio wall part 2

Selected clients:

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I WAS TRAINED TO BE A FASHION DESIGNER, I LOVE ILLUSTRATION THE MOST.

 

Hello! 

Hello!

Welcome to my page.
I am Ping He, I’m a freelance illustrator and originally from Shanghai, China. At the moment I’m working and living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I love to work with traditional media, however I do use digital techniques from time to time.

When I moved to Europe, I had the opportunity to study perfumery in Grasse, France. I love making room fragrances and scented candles in my spare time too. I even appeared on Dutch television to talk about my collection.

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  My scented candle collection for Spring & Summer 2005.   

 My scented candle collection for Spring & Summer 2005.

 

  My stand at the Autumn Fair in Birmingham.

 My stand at the Autumn Fair in Birmingham.

I think it’s important to give back to society. I have managed to donate many English books to a local school in Yuyao City, a rural area in China. They have a few hundred books in English now!

 This young lady is reading the book I donated to the library in Lang Xia Primary School.

This young lady is reading the book I donated to the library in Lang Xia Primary School.

 I love to discover new things, tell stories and listen to stories. When I was a little girl, I made up many stories which helped me in my creative development.


Every single day I tell myself to have faith, dream big, think big and know that everything is possible.

  I really enjoy experimenting with watercolors. Here I am in a fishing village called Spakenburg in the summer of 2018 trying out my watercolors.

 I really enjoy experimenting with watercolors. Here I am in a fishing village called Spakenburg in the summer of 2018 trying out my watercolors.

 I am grateful for what I have and I am always trying  to improve my skills and increase my knowledge every day.

I have learned to be kind to myself and to others. I give myself time, space and all the necessary resources to grow and fulfill my dreams. I am honest and true to myself.

 My first trip in Bologna for the 2018 Children's Book Fair. It was a very exciting trip for me. I have learned so many aspects of the Children's Book Illustration industry. I gained confidence and figured out how I can grow as a Children's Book Illustrator.

My first trip in Bologna for the 2018 Children's Book Fair. It was a very exciting trip for me. I have learned so many aspects of the Children's Book Illustration industry. I gained confidence and figured out how I can grow as a Children's Book Illustrator.

I love to paint with a traditional look. I think it has something to do with my Fine Art Study background. I love fashion and nature. And I like to play around in my studio with new mediums. Collage, paper cutting, markers and acrylic.

If you don't see me working in my studio, I am probably out in the countryside picking some flowers, or busy on my balcony growing vegetables or roses.

I am inspired by the colors, shapes and the many memorable objects of daily life. Sometimes, it lush colors, and other times it could be a minimal Scandinavian color palette.

 

I have attended several universities and art academies such as The Shanghai Textile University, The Akademie Vogue and Wackers Academie in the Netherlands.
I love to travel and I love fashion. I also like to cook and do some gardening. My love for flowers brought me all the way to Amsterdam, which I now call home.

When spring is here, you will find me designing, installing and maintaining my balcony and roof top, because I like to make improvements and see how easily my urban garden can bring peace and tranquility to my life.  My work is mainly focused on editorial pages, children's books, home decor, stationary, Kid's toys, pattern design and gifts.

 My studio corner where I work everyday. It is my paradise.

My studio corner where I work everyday. It is my paradise.

Below a glimpse of my rooftop flower and fruit garden

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
— Gertrude Jekyll

Thank you for visiting my website. I am always looking for new opportunities to collaborate. If you like my style and my work, I am so happy to get connected through email. Hear from you soon about fun and exciting projects. Please feel free to write to me directly mheping@gmail.com.