Cathy Van Hoppe

Cathy Van Hoppe is Scotland-based illustrator behind The Old Burrow.

Painting portals to worlds both strange and familiar, Cathy’s hope is to remind others that the gate to wonder is always open. “Your images are dreamlands of the heart with magic hues and lines precise that bring false truth to light and hold a fairground mirror to reality.” John Horn (Poet)

Living in a small cottage in the middle of nowhere Cathy is surrounded by a kind of spacious peace from where creativity naturally springs. The sounds of river-song and bird chatter creep through the windows to join with the crackling of the fire, forming the soundtrack to my days and nights. Accompanied by a bottomless teapot and her faithful four-legged companion, little bits of magic crawl out from a paintbrush describing other lands.