Bodil Jane is an illustrator from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Bodil, whose name means "female warrior" in Danish, presents a world where women are calm, peaceful, and at home in their bodies and their apartments. We like this world. We wish we could live in it indefinitely.
Her richly imagined illustrations of interiors filled with plants and women lounging are quiet and graceful. When your apartment is messy and you are too tired to be your best self, try losing yourself in a Bodil illustration.
Who are Bodil's favorite artists that influence her work? Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy, Frida Kahlo, Henri Rousseau, and Saul Steinberg. But also Wes Anderson movies and scientiﬁc illustrations from Ernst Haeckel and Maria Sybilla Merian.
What's the best artistic advice she's ever received?
"You will always feel slightly insecure about your work, but that will never go away. So it’s not a reason to not show your art to the work and just go for it."
Photos courtesy of The Adjective and Margot van der Krog