Loes Riphagen (1983) grew up among the animals on a farm in Oene, a small village in the Veluwe. Together with her twin brother, she moved to Rotterdam to study at the Willem de Kooning Academy. Loes currently lives and works in Amsterdam.
Loes Riphagen made her debut in 2008 with her book Night-Time-Bedroom-Creatures. With her cheerful and idiosyncratic illustrations, she always impresses the public, the press and juries. Loes is widely recognised for the beauty and sense of detail in her illustrations.
Her work has appeared in various countries, including Italy, Turkey, Colombia, Japan, Switserland, France, Spain, Russia, Germany, America, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Denmark, China, Korea, Taiwan, Portugal and Slovenia.