Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Valeria started to draw because she was driven by the desire to capture the poetry of everyday things such as the expressions of children and pets, the natural beauty of plants, the sound of dried autumn leaves under little feet, and the aroma of freshly cooked breakfast. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree in Graphic Design & Visual Communication. After graduation, Valeria spent several years teaching at the University as she continued to develop her illustration work. Over the last 5 years she has dedicated herself to children’s illustration. In her work she uses both traditional and digital techniques and loves to explore innovative methods and materials to develop or enhance new expressive forms.|
Below are some of her recent projects, Cinderstella: A Tale of Planets Not Princes by Brenda S. Miles (Magination Press), The Nutcracker by New York City Ballet (Little Simon), Princess Penelopea Hates Peas by Susan D. Sweet PhD and Brenda S. Miles PhD (Magination Press), Lunette, The True Story of the Tooth Fairy by Robin Cruise (Compendium Inc), Tout Au Bord by Agnès de Lestrade (Alice Jeunesse), Not Every Princess by Jeffrey Bone and Lisa Bone (Magination Press), Whatever You Grow Up to Be by Kingsbury (Zonderkidz), Magic Stories: Starlight Grey & Cara and the Wizard by Liz (RTL) Flanagan (Barefoot Books), Always Daddy's Princess by Karen Kingsbury (Zonderkidz), New products from Crocodile Creek, Vallée des moulins by Noelia Blanco (Alice), Dangerously Ever After by Dashka Slater (Dial), Penelope Crumb & Penelope Crumb Never Forgets by Shawn Stout (Philomel), Phileas's Fortune: A Story About Self-Expression written by Agnes De Lestrade (Magination Press), The Adventurers Rachel Elliot (Meadowside Books), The House at the End of Ladybug Lane by Elise Primavera (Robin Corey Books), Tip-Tap Pop by Sarah Lynn (Amazon Children's Publishing), a 100-piece Robot Zone Puzzle created for Mudpuppy, A Dance for Emily by Judy Katschke (Reader's Digest), and Sirenas by Ángel Gonzales (Veintisiete Letritras).
See more of Valeria's art:
Valeria's personal website
Directory of Illustration