Christine Battuz was born in France and currently residing in Bromont, Quebec, Canada. She started drawing at 3 when she was able to hold a pen. Growing up, Christine was inspired by her mother’s collection of painting all over her house. She studied in Italy and received her Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia. After graduating, she was uncertain as to what to do with her diploma. A good friend who is a designer predicted and convinced her that she was an illustrator. Interestingly enough, this wonderful friend later turned out to become her husband. She has illustrated over sixty children books, published in North America, Korea and Europe. Her work appears in educational books, magazines, toys and toys packaging. She teaches art to adults and children of all ages. When not illustrating, she loves trail running and skiing with her husband and son. |
Below are some of her recent projects, A Year of Celebraciones by Carrie Lara PsyD (Magination Press), Tzimmes for Tzipporah by Megan Hoty (Apples & Honey Press), Kitty and Friends series by Lana Button (Kids Can Press.), Something New for Rosh Hashanah by Jane Yolen (Kar-Ben Publishing), Candace's Playful Puppy by Candace Cameron Bure (Zonderkidz), The Heart of Mi Familia by Carrie Lara PsyD (Magination Press), Candace Center Stage & Grow, Candace, Grow by Candace Cameron Bure (Zonderkidz), Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf Sticker Book by Margot Channing (Salariya), Jackie and Jesse and Joni and Jae by Chris Barash (Behrman House), Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family (2018 NAPPA Award Winner) by Carrie Lara PsyD (Magination Press), Wade's Wiggly Antlers by Louise Bradford (Kids Can Press), Nightlight Series (CrackBoom), Five busy beavers by Stella Partheniou Grasso (Scholastic), Une soupe abracadabrante! by Lili Chartrand (DOMINIQUE ET COMPAGNIE), Les journées folles de Philémon by Muriel Comeau, Carole Filion & Jeanne d'Arc Martin, My Sister Beth's Pink Birthday by Marlene L. Szymona (Magination Press), La vitrine de jouets by Annie Langlois (EDITIONS IMAGINE), Shy Spaghetti and Excited Eggs by Marc Nemiroff (Magination Press), Un pirate à l'école by Émilie Rivard (cheval masqué), ZOÉ, DÉTECTIVE DE L'AMOUR by Marie Demers, Hello, Goodbye, and a Very Little Lie by Christianne C. Jones (Picture Window Books), Deux cochons by David Bouchard (400 coups), Little Spider new house by Rozanne Lanczack Williams (Hansol).
See more of Christine's art:
Christine's personal website
Directory of Illustration