November 2016

Yeah, just got the great news. HEMELRAND VINE GARDEN just received five stars in the Platter wine guide 2017, one of the most prestigious awards in South African wine industry!! And I had the immense pleasure of illustrating and hand lettering the wine label for Alheit Vineyards, a wonderful South African winery in the Hemel en Aarde Valley.

August 2016

HAPPY HOLIDAYS everybody! Hope you don't have to wait too long in queues for ice cream, airplanes, showers, etc. during your vacations.

July 2016

I am showing the original artworks of my garden series at the HORTUS exhibition at the beautiful Café Glück und Selig until the 29th of September. Come and have a look! HORTUS is a book project by my artist collective tapir&klotz.

June 2016

Editorial illustrations on the subject of online dating for the new issue of ROSEGARDEN magazine!

April 2016

I contributed two illustrations for an article about dwarfs in the latest issue of FALL magazine! 

March 2016

Just finished the new series GARDEN for tapir & klotz. Here is a little preview.

December 2015

   I wish you all a very merry christmas season. See you next year!

November 2015

Personal work I did on the topic of the "Olympia referendum in Hamburg".

October 2015

Next exhibition!  

KOMMT EIN VOGEL GEFLOGEN 10.10 - 24.10.2015

opening: saturday 10th of October, 7pm, at Atelier Dittmer, Brüderstraße 18, 20355 Hamburg.

The exhibition will be showing until the 24th of october 2015.


                                                                                                                                                                                                        July 2015

I had the honor of being interviewed by HANSEstyle magazine. Here are a few photos of me and my work in

my studio „smile“-Emoticon

July 2015



One coffee, 7 illustrations, 24 prints. Come to our cockatoo exhibition at the lovely Café Fab coffee in Hamburg! Opening: friday the 10th of July 2015, Gaußstr. 180 (next to Thalia in der Gaußstr.)

The exhibition will be showing until the beginning of september.

April 2015







Port of art the lovely autonomous market for emerging art is selling a few of my original illustrations and fine art prints. For example my little tapir, the tea party and Stella's bear.


For more information visit:


March 2015



Invitation to the exhibition opening
20 March 2015 / Start: 7pm / Concert: 8.30pm


First buds unfurl gently from the trees. Tulips, narcissus and crocuses stretch up their sleepy heads in the morning sunshine. Birds carefully preen their plumage - the signs are everywhere, spring has sprung!

Illustrator Clara de Villiers and goldsmith Jonathan Johnson investigate the subject matter 'native birds'. They focus on local birdlife such as the blackbird, thrush, finch and starling, to name but a few. These birds are examples of the scarce wild fauna to still share our urban living space. Within the animal kingdom birds also have a deeper significance for us - they can fly.

The title 'the Secret Life of Birds' is loaded with the magic of these creatures: when one is witness to great flocks swarming across the heavens, or to how a blackbird grubs out a worm from under a shrub. When we hear birdsong filling the air or juvenile sparrows suddenly burst exuberantly from a bush. Birds exist in a world that is hidden from us and so we relish the chance to marvel at them from time to time.


Atelier Jonathan Johnson

Poolstraße 20

20355 Hamburg



December 2014


Sturmfrei at the Fabrik der Künste! 

You want to know what happens when a group of illustrators have an infinite amount of paint, a factory and few months time at their disposal?

They go wild and start painting on everything.

Come and see the result!

OPENING: 4th of december 2014, 7pm.

The exhibition will be showing until the 8th of december.

October 2014


Our new tapir & klotz calendar 2015 is out!

As every year I contributed two illustrations of mine. You can either order the calendar online directly at our publisher Gudberg or you can come and have a look at the original art works that will be exhibited until the end of january at the kulturreich gallery in Hamburg.


May 2014


at the beautiful café Glück & Selig. Come to the opening on friday the 23rd of May at 7pm and spend a blissful evening with us! ( 'blissful' is the translation of the german word 'glückselig')

February 2014




i am part of the group exhibition rosige Aussichten - la vie en rose at the Galerie Lehmweg 33. It will be showing until may. The gallery is open tuesday till friday from 2 to 7pm.

December 2013


















***Merry christmas everyone***

This is a personal christmas card I did for friends and clients.

October 2013













i will be opening an exhibition series named Hamburger Illustratorinnen stellen aus bei HEJ PAPA this friday with 25 of my illustrations. these will be exhibited until end of december at the beautiful restaurant HEJ PAPA in hamburg. 

opening of the exhibition: friday 25th of october, 7 pm

adress: poolstr. 32, 20355 Hamburg


come have a look and a coffee!

august 2013

for "quixit" i illustrated different sentences and words that

were later produced as magnetic tiles. a perfect little present

or greeting!

juni 2013

















Here you can see 2 drawings I did for the karma chakhs book. the book shows the different steps of the production of the chakhs, from the cotton field to the finished shoe.

april 2013
























I made an illustration for the recent issue of the magazine MARE. For the column "Meeresrauschen" I illustrated Stings song "The wild, wild sea". Since today you find it at the kiosk!

march 2013


Yeah! ARTE chose my birch wood for this weeks MyWallpaper on the ARTE CREATIVE site. You can download my wallpaper until sunday the 17th of


december 2012













 this is a christmas card i illustrated for a district authority of hamburg. it shows a well known square in hamburg called "klosterstern".

october 2012


Hamburgs local culture and event magazine SZENE Hamburg also wrote a lovely article about LUKS. Happy to see people like my birds!

october 2012

here is a small preview of my final diploma project. i illustrated roald dahl´s short story "the wish" and made a book out of it. on friday the 5th of october at 7pm i am going to show my work at my diploma exhibition at our art school. feel free to come over and have a look! 


Finkenau 35, 22081 Hamburg,

room: D5 / Atelier3

october 2012

LUKS is getting popular! PAGE magazine wrote in their october edition a very nice article about our LUKS magazine. 

july 2012

at last! the first edition of our beautiful new illustration magazine LUKS appeared in july 2012. the headline topic was "incredibly loud". 46 illustrators of our art school participated with a large variety of techniques. you can order the magazine online or buy it in several art shops in hamburg.


check out our website:

may 2012

this unusual version of the mount rushmore is my entry for

an art competition for OCB. you can vote online for my illustration:

april 2012 



our sleepless exhibition is travelling further from luzern

to cologne. it will be exhibited at the illustratoren-festival from friday the 20th of april till sunday the 22nd. the vernissage starts at 7pm. Come and have a look!

march 2012



these futuristic hairstyles are my contribution to the exhibition "2112 - how will life be in 100 years?". this group exhibition is a cooperation between illustration students from paris, bologna, kyoto and hamburg. it will be opening on the 21st of march 2012 at the goethe institut in bologna.

























Here are a few photos of our sleepless exhibition in luzern, just to get an impression of what it looked like...


april 2012






next exhibition: you can come and see all the illustrations from the "sleepless" project at our sattelite exhibition in luzern. opening: 14th of march 2012. sattelite exhibitions are exhibitions in the frame of the comic festival fumetto. it will be running till the 1st of april 2012.  


march 2012










5 of my "sleepless" illustrations have been selected for the illustrators exhibition 2012 at the children´s bookfair in bologna!! 



february 2012

i´m very happy to announce that this illustration was chosen for the sixth edition of the colors of the sacred exhibition in padua, italy. this years theme was air. the exhibition at the museo diocesano di padova runs until june 2012.


december 2011










until august 2012 you can still see a few of my illustrations at the cornelia funke exhibition "frische tinte - und was davor geschah" at the children´s museum in berlin. among other things, me and two fellow students designed the flowerpattern for a carpet (see below).


carpet designed by neele bunjes, amrei fiedler and clara de villiers
carpet designed by neele bunjes, amrei fiedler and clara de villiers