Iris Compiet
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Iris Compiet

Terneuzen, Netherlands

Iris Compiet

My name is Iris Compiet and I'm an award-winning traditional artist and Illustrator from the Netherlands. At the age of seven I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I grew up… paint and draw fantastical beings.

I enjoy working on projects ranging from picture books to gallery art, concept art and even sculpting. Storytelling is an essential part of my artwork, and as an artist I strive to lure in the spectator, to make them feel a connection to the work and open a gateway to their imagination to ignite it even further.

In my book Faeries of the Faultlines I guide readers through a world of fantastical creatures from beyond the veil. I have illustrated the Dark Crystal and the Labyrinth Bestiary, my art has appeared in numerous publications such as Spectrum, Infected by Art, ImagineFX, and 3D Total. And some of my other clients include Wizards of the Coast and Netflix.

Awards: Jack Gaughan Award for Best Ermging Artist 2020, Chesley Award 2021, Best Interior Art The Dark Crystal Bestiary

“Iris Compiet’s work is an astonishing and masterful revelation of the Faery Realms.
She is an artist who, with stunning alacrity, reveals the fleeting personalities
of the normally unseen.”

— Brian Froud

“Iris Compiet is the rarest of artist: That who invokes a complete
and cohesive reality with every image she creates.
Beautiful, powerful and contemplative all at once.”

— Guillermo del Toro



Professional listing

Joined June 2020