Nadya Bonten-Slenders is an artist from The Netherlands, where she lives with her husband, son and bunny. She works in her art studio from their home in Kerkrade. Nadya has been drawing and writing ever since she was a little girl and enjoys it a tremendous amount to this day. Her art is often an expression of her love for a wide variety of animals, big and small. She started working as a freelance illustrator in 2012, mostly focusing on painting commissions and the creation of whimsical animal prints. After the birth of her son, Luke, in 2014 she found a great passion for picture books. She brought her wordless picture book Wanderlust to life in the years that followed. Nadya loves to draw and paint traditionally as well as digitally, often combining multiple media within her works. Through her art and stories, she invites young children and their parents to visit a world of imagination, meeting her cute, whimsical and adventurous characters along the way.