Valentina was born in Cuneo, a small town near Turin, Italy. As a young child, she was always drawing and painting. She spent most of her time creating that she often missed her school bus because she did not want to leave her poor crayons and pencils at home. Growing up, she wanted to be a veterinarian, an archeologist or even an astronaut. However, she spent most of her free time drawing and taking painting classes. As a result, she finally decided to make her great passion into a career. Valentina attended 3 years at IED (European Institute of Design) in Turin and studied juvenile illustration. Nowadays, she spends her days with her IMAC (a constant love and hate relationship) and her cute but fat cats. |
Below are some of her most recent projects, Esther Didn't Dream of Being Queen by Allison Ofanansky (Apples & Honey Press), Playdate in Outer Space by Michele Foote (AuthorHouse), I più grandi eroi dei miti greci & Le più belle storie dei miti greci by Luisa Mattia (Gribaudo), Mouse + Magpie Room decors, HEADU game series, Mon histoire préférée series (Piccolia), Piccole donne by Louisa May Alcott (Giunti Editore), 100 jeux autour du monde, Les océans du monde (Piccolia), Where Is Owl's Scarf? by Brandy Cooke (little bee books), How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk (Albert Whitman), Fruit Board game (Lisciani), Create Your Mandalas (Lisciani), Love You to Pieces by Love You to Pieces (AuthorHouse), Butterfly's Surprise by Grace Maccarone (little bee books), Read It Yourself with Ladybird Thumbelina (Ladybird), Cinderella Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tale by Cari Meister (Picture Window Books), Hot Dots Jr. Princess Fairy Tales: Rapunzel (Educational Insights), What Should We Do Today, Mommy? by Michele Foote (AuthorHouse), The Emperor's New Clothes retold by Lynne Bradbury (Ladybird Tales), Una Famiglia di Topi by Agra Editrice (Leggere Tutti), Mamma, ho 'linfolenza'! by Miriam Dubini (Mondadori).
See more of Valentina's art:
Valentina's personal website
Directory of Illustration