Viviana Garofoli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she currently lives with her husband, Sergio and two daughters, April and Emma. As a child, her favorite pastime was playing with her watercolors and crayons on big sheets of paper; if asked what she'd want to be when she grows up, Viviana would immediately reply, "a painter". In 1995, she graduated from Escuela National de Bellas Artes Pridiliano Pueyrredon with a degree in fine arts. Initially, she devoted her full attention to fine arts and successfully exhibited at numerous galleries in Buenos Aires. Subsequently, Viviana started illustrating for the editorial and textbook market and also engaged in restoration of pictorial works. But, it was not until 1995 that she decided to dedicate all her time to illustrating children's books. Over the last 15 years, she has illustrated over 20 children's book and contributed many editorial and textbook illustrations in Argentina and Puerto Rico. In her spare time, Viviana enjoys working in her garden, tending to her orchids. |
Shown below are some of her recent projects, Rain, Rain, Go Away! (Scholastic), The Reindeer's Secret by Erin Stancill (BI-LO), awarded Gold Addy at Local level & Silver Addy at District level, Raindrops: A Shower of Colors by Chieu Anh Urban (Sterling), Sally Likes to Tickle, Sally Likes Soup and Sally's Bouncy Ball by Rick Walton (Korea Hermannhesse), The Wheels on the Bus (Silver Dolphin Books), Meet Einstein by Mariela Kleiner (Meet Books, LLC), What If Your Best Friend Were Blue? by Vera Kochan (Marshall Cavendish Corp), Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here! by Barbara Park (Random House Books for Young Readers), Ducks Go Vroom by Jane Kohuth (Random House Books for Young Readers), and Firefighters: Speeding! Spraying! Saving! by Patricia Hubbell (Amazon Children's Publishing).
See more of Viviana's art:
Viviana's personal website
Directory of Illustration