Biography

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Eddie Kreep is a female artist currently residing in the Netherlands. Born to a Swedish mother and an English father in 1987, she was raised in an international family in Holland, spending her summers in Scandinavia.

As a child she wasn’t particularly interested in art, even though her mother is a painter, she was more taken by science and nature and especially thrilled by things that scared her; from a young age she had a great passion for horror film classics such as Jaws, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Night of the Living Dead.

As a teenager she found her solace in grunge and punk rock music, horror movies and reading, discouraged by a petty high-school art teacher, she became even less enchanted with visual creativity, despite having displayed talent in this area.

After high school and stints in various studies, she found her way back to the visual arts and a degree in graphic design. At the age of 26 she gingerly approached painting and sketching and found great enjoyment and relaxation.

Now art and illustration is one of her greatest passions next to (Black- and Death-)metal and (neo)folk music, fashion, horror, biology, nature and animals; themes which are often incorporated in her work.


Favourite music: Peste Noire, Mgla, Taake, Repugnant, Vampire(SE), Burzum, King Dude, Ghost, The Smashing Pumpkins, the Monolith Deathcult.

Favourite books: Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk, Bag of Bones by Stephen King, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey.

Favourite movies: The Thing, The Shining, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jaws, Return of the Living Dead.

Favourite artists: Anton Pieck, Jan Mankes, John Martin, Daniele Serra, Tove Jansson, Santiago Caruso, Gustave Doré, Steven Rice.