La Scarlatte is the name of Amsterdam based artist Pauline Teunissen’s one-woman design studio. Her work consists of detailed, elegant, hand-drawn designs inspired by nature. She creates individual artworks as well as surface patterns for product packaging and book covers. For inspiration she cycles over the canals of Amsterdam in search of hidden urban visual treasure, or else you will find her at the zoo or botanical garden drawing an ever growing collection of animals and plants.
I’m in love with all things botanical and am a real forager for inspiration; I live really close to the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam and spend many days drawing plantshapes and searching for beautiful textures in the gardens or one of the greenhouses. Wherever I go, I take pictures of vines, leaves and flowers and put them into a great database of botanical pictures. Nature to me is an ever changing, mysterious, silent and elegant world in which I can submerge myself and create new organisms.