About Kiyo

Kiyo is the name of artist and writer Kimberly Jolanda, born in 1986, who was raised and still lives in Leiden, a small university city in The Netherlands.

After some enjoyable years working for a local graphic design studio, followed up with her portfolio represented by a London agency, Kim turned freelance as a digital artist, working in photo-manipulation, illustration and motion graphics. Though a storyteller at heart, throughout the years she could always be found writing down bits of poetry and ideas for (short) stories in free moments. As of early 2017 she made the decision to join both her interests under the name Kiyo and create her own publications, like the visual edition of her book Dreamscape, which combines both her original art and poetic words.

Presently, she updates three Visual Poetry series online; the Micro Poetry, Haiku and About Love Series. They are pieces combining imagery with words, inspired by nature, philosophy, day-to-day thoughts and emotions. The first two series are influenced by her love for Japanese poetry, while the latter's main focus lies on the matters of the heart. Taking her work from digital to print, the first Micro Poetry collection Musings from a Wildflower was published in December 2018, gathering a selection of a 100 poems side-by-side, and is to be followed by the first Haiku collection in the Summer of '19.

Next to poetry, she also shares Poetic Prose in the shapes of micro fiction and short stories, the works sparked by the many facets of life, and regularly touched with a hint of fantasy, such as the available free eBook story, Echoes from Another Time.

When Kim is not working on her own projects, she likes to flex her digital art muscles by creating Pre-Made eBook covers for fellow authors (find the current selection here), and when her schedule allows it, takes on commissioned covers as well.

Would you like to get in touch, or have any questions about her work/projects? Visit Kim's contact page; she'd love to hear from you (:

Dreamscape; an illustrated journey in art and poetry

"To me, Dreamscape, is a beautiful book. It may be small in size, but the poetry inside combined with the imagery have lead me personally to muse and ponder as hours pass by my window. Like all great art it has asked me as many questions as it has answered and I also feel that as I age and change the book will reveal new meanings. Therefore it is a book for life, a gracefully written, delicate book and if you like to be inspired, to ponder and think, it's perfect."
— Dean Tarrant

“Dreams, they are wishes swimming into your mind in the middle of the night.”

Filled with 26 works of original art, Dreamscape invites you to escape into another world. Executed in an all-blue colour scheme the imagery blends the thin line between fiction and reality, and is accompanied by a rich variety of poetry, ranging from haiku to free-form pieces.

Curious for more? Visit the Books page for more additional details and purchase links.

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