Margit van der Zwan

Artist and Cellist


Hello! I am a freelance artist specialising in portraiture and children’s book illustration. I studied art in London and Italy (Central Saint Martins College of Art & Arte Sotto in Tetto) and now work with art directors, editors and creatives, as well as conjuring up solo projects. My studio is in the northwest of England, where I live in a house filled with paintbrushes and musical instruments.


(solo & collaborative) include:

  • Crypt Gallery (London)
  • Cass Art Foundation (London)
  • The Bramhall (Birmingham)
  • MONO (Manchester)
  • SAC32 (Manchester)
  • Clitheroe Books
  • Koffee Pot (Manchester)
  • Prague British School
  • Louisiana Music College (USA)

Clients include:

  • Ironbridge Museums Trust
  • New Vic Theatre
  • SPG Magazine
  • Ransom Publishing Ltd
  • Artful Playground
  • High Peak Community Arts
  • Wild Strings, UKHA
  • The Sip Club, DSCH journal
  • Manchester String Quartet
  • String Society
  • JESTA magazine
  • The Swing Commanders
  • AVIS magazine
  • PHION orkest Netherlands
  • MTEW, Bellini Conservatorio

* * EXCITING NEWS : my new card game QUARTET was rated TOP PICK in The Telegraph! * *