i'm Nina, the human behind this site and its contents. i am a self-taught artist/illustrator from the Netherlands and Tanzania. i enjoy all things creative - from sketching and painting to photography and video making, and i’ve tried everything i came across ever since i could hold a pencil.


my work is strongly influenced by people, nature, African prints and vintage items, but i get inspired by a lot of things beyond that, such as graphic design, fashion, typography and of course other artists. i also really like using earthy, natural colours because i like the calm and warm feeling they give.


other things i love: sustainability • earl grey tea • sunny days • thrift stores • brunch • stationery • brownies • animals (especially dogs and giraffes) • reading • fairy lights • mountains •


please send me a message if you would like to make something together/have any requests! or of course if you have any questions, comments, or just want to say hi. you can use the contact form here on this site or send something straight to hello@bananinastudio.com.


thanks for dropping by!

💛 Nina

i'd love to hear from you!