ABOUT ANGELA QUEZADA PADRON

  • Angela Quezada Padron is a bilingual, half-Dominican half-British Jersey girl who writes funny and heartwarming picture books, narrative nonfiction, informational texts, and middle grade novels with diverse characters. She uses digital collage and mixed-media techniques to create illustrations that are colorful, bold and full of texture. When she’s not writing or illustrating, you can find Angela in her art studio, walking along Florida beaches collecting shells with her son, singing songs from “Hamilton,” gushing over “The Mandalorian,” or rewatching “My Octopus Teacher.” To learn more about Angela and view her portfolio, visit www.angelapadron.com. Member of SCBWI. Represented by Saritza Hernandez at Andrea Brown Literary saritza@andreabrownlit.com.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • My illustrations are colorful, bold and full of texture. I work mainly in digital collage and mixed media techniques. I’m a huge fan of so many illustrators, but the most influential to me are Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, Rafael López, Ezra Jack Keats, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Yuyi Morales, David Diaz, Raul Colón, Amy June Bates, and Denise Fleming. 

     

    To date, I’ve illustrated two books – “The Hero in You” and “My Body Belongs to Me” – a Cricket Magazine article, and several stories for educational publishers. The highlight of my career so far was being chosen as a semi-finalist for the SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award and receiving a handwritten note from Tomie himself! Represented by Saritza Hernandez, Andrea Brown Literary Agency, saritza@andreabrownlit.com

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