My name is Nikki Smits and I am an illustrator based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. I was born on March 7 1989 in Breda. I graduated from the Utrecht School of the Arts in 2011 with my project about the cats of the Catboat in Amsterdam (it's a cat shelter on a house boat). I love drawing animals and especially cats, they're just so fascinating, inspiration is limitless when it comes to animals! So that's why you will find a lot of animals in my work.