My names is Bu. I am a mother of four, a language teacher by day and an illustrator by night.

I have no formal education in drawing and painting, other than what I was taught in secondary school and what I learnt from my father, Jan Wiersma, who was an artist. He specialised in landscape and marine painting and he taught me to work with watercolours, ink and gouache.

I mostly draw and paint scenes from my daily life as a mother, but I also enjoy other whimsical children’s illustrations.