Born and raised in the Netherlands, Marjolein Bastin has become a master at observing nature’s little miracles and preserving them on paper in watercolor. Her passion for the natural world comes to life through her vibrant colors and delicately detailed paintings. Marjolein’s name has become synonymous with the interpretation of Mother Nature’s perfect imperfection. Listen to Marjolein share more about why she creates.
Marjolein has worked with Hallmark for more than 25 years, creating artwork under her Nature's Sketchbook collection, which has blossomed into beautiful nature cards, calendars, gifts, ornaments and more. In fact, in 2013, Marjolein Bastin received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her creative spirit, talent and impact upon the greeting card industry at the LOUIE Awards.
Find a variety of gifts and gift wrap featuring this talented artist’s delicate work right here—from figurines and wall decor to kitchen accessories, stationery and office supplies. Marjolein’s 2020 Keepsake Ornament (7th in the Marjolein’s Garden series) will be available in July. Spring themes offer warm wishes ideal for Easter and Mother's Day celebrations. The birds, bunnies, butterflies and florals that dominate her artwork are perfect for a mom, grandmother, close girlfriend or any lover of nature.