Pieter adores drawing with brushes for the freedom and looseness it allows, for the accidents along the road, the meanings hidden in an unexpected twirl of the brush, the possibilities uncovered by an splash of ink on the page. It is this energy  that he wants to transfer. 
He does book illustration, editorial work and commercial illustration. His clients include WPG editors, Oxfam, VRT and De Standaard. He specializes in live drawings, drawing both musicians on scene and drawing on scene himself. He has participated in a diverse array of productions with classical and jazz musicians (L'Histoire du Soldat, Aqua Musica, L'archivaire des contes crépusculaires).

As a child, Pieter Fannes wanted to become a comic book artist. In his teens, he shifted his attention to music. Almost by accident, he got a masters degree in history at the University of Leuven. After that, he started to work as an illustrator. In parallel, he has pursued a doctoral research on creativity, which resulted in a PhD in educational sciences at KULeuven.  He is coordinator of road safety NGO Heroes for Zero. 

Pieter lives and works in Brussels with his wife, their two sons and a cat, and tries to keep his days as uncomplicated as possible. 

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