Scientific Illustrator and Visual Artist

My History


Lerarenopleiding TEHATEX

I started my first study at the Teacher Education in Nijmegen. There in 1990 I graduated my bachelor in Drawing, Painting and Textile Design.


Quantel Paintbox Artist

The Quantel Paintbox was a dedicated computer graphics workstation for composition of broadcast television video and graphics.

I started working full time at a photographic lab in Weesp and Amsterdam. In my years as a digital photo retouch professional there I produced countless image retouch assignments, anything related to stills.


Draw & Digit

In 1995 I turned in my notice and continued with my independent retouch agency, Draw & Digit.

Among my clients were photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (Gucci, Vogue, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, etc), Marc de Groot (Linda, Nike), Désirée Dolron, Foto Formation (Philips, etc), Signorita (Prénatal, DitWasHetNieuws, Starbucks, etc), Edge Company B.V. (Tommy Hilfiger, etc)


Master Scientific Illustration

Later on my  interest went direction the scientific world. So I decided to pick up on a study again and this time at the Master Scientific Illustration in Maastricht. In 2012 I graduated from the MSI.


3D Producer

Afterwards I took an education on 3D Producer for stills and animation (using Maxon Cinema 4D software) at CMM in Amsterdam and graduated in 2012. 


Independent artist Karin Spijker

Master Scientific Illustrator and Visual Artist.

Working in the field of medical and natural science illustration and animation and as a visual artist. Creating art work about nature, wild life and environment in versatile techniques.

expositions & awards

Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht (AZM)

The exhibition of my scientific and medical illustration work from 3 februari t/m 24 februari 2012 in the hospital Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht (AZM).

KunstCentrum Boxtel

The exposition of my art work from 1 February until 1 of March 2013 at the gallery KunstCentrum Boxtel.

Pintar Rapido Amsterdam is the biggest outdoor painting festival and exhibition in the Netherlands. Pintar Rapido inspires hundreds of professional and amateur artists of all skill levels to create a painting from start to finish in a day on the streets of Amsterdam. The following day the public can view and buy these unique visions of Amsterdam at the Pintar Rapido exhibition.

I have won a prize and sold my art work on the Pintar Rapido Amsterdam 2015.


The exposition of my photo work from 16 December 2015 until 29 of January 2016 at the Escuela de Arte Almeria.