An Leysen (1972) is married to visual artist Jef Faes. They have a daughter together, Louise (2004), who has art running through her veins too. After all, Louise already made some illustrations for both Tanneke de heksenprinses (‘Tanneke, the Princess of Witches’) and Prinses Dommelijntje (‘The Princess Who Could Not Sleep’).
An Leysen works as a teacher in Turnhout (Belgium). She teaches ‘creation’ and ‘fashion drawing’. In her spare time she likes to – what else? – read and draw.