Claudia Hek (44) is a self-taught artist and a well-known name in the tattoo world. Her pin-ups are known worldwide and she has exhibited in the U.S, Canada, Australia and Switzerland, among others. In 2012 she made the artwork for the album ‘Tits & Ass’ by Golden Earring and in the same year her book ‘The Art of Claudia Hek’ was released by Kintaro Publishing, which was completely sold out within a year.
Her work can best be described as a mix of comic, old school & realism with a retro twist. It’s tough & sexy but also soft & vulnerable and has undergone enormous development in recent years, just like herself. Compared with her rather thick-lined, sleek and often expressive, brightly-colored drawing style, her new work is more refined, playful & softer in tone. Claudia now lives & works in her native island Terschelling in her studio under a lighthouse.