About

Hello!

My name is Chris Stoffels. Often I get e-mails for miss Tekent, which I love, since "Chris tekent" means "Chris draws" in Dutch! 💖

My personal dog life

When living in Bulgaria I found two puppies, and I felt in love immediately. Of course I could not chose which one would become my companion, so I took the two of them. Double trouble, a lot of training! But I could not be happier!

Growth curve

Back in time

From the moment I can hold a pencil, I have developed a lifelong passion for drawing and painting. While I was getting my master’s degree in Psychology, I started my studies at the Fine Art Academy in Tilburg.

After this, I began pursuing a career as a criminal investigator, mainly in the field of human trafficking, as I have a strong sense of justice and adventure. At this time I also studied at the Art Academy in Antwerp.

After working for almost a decade on high profile cases as a criminal investigator, I worked as a social science researcher at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. I combined my research job with freelance illustration work.

At the beginning of 2020, I took the plunge and started as an illustrator full time. Grateful and with great pleasure, I look back on my exciting time as a detective. It provides an endless source of inspiration.

In case you have any questions, or if you are looking for a nice collaboration contact me!

Groet,
Chris
Painting together with Toeter, my favorite guest and muse🐱‍👓