ABOUT ANGELA PADRON

  • Angela Quezada Padron is a Latina author-illustrator who spent her childhood days doodling on garage walls of her New Jersey home and summers visiting family in the Dominican Republic. She writes funny and heartwarming picture books with diverse characters in everyday situations, narrative nonfiction picture book bios about underrepresented figures, informational picture books about STEM topics, and middle grade novels with diverse characters in real world settings. Her illustrations are created with bold colors and various textures using mixed media and digital collage techniques. She’s also an Art and ESL Educator, freelance writer for educational publishers, an avid seashells collector, admirer of nature shows, and a Broadway musical enthusiast.  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

  • Angela’s colorful, bold and textured illustrations are created using digital collage and mixed media techniques. Her compositions include a variety of diverse characters and range from funny to sweet and heartwarming. Her most influential illustrators 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. 

     

    Angela has illustrated two books – “The Hero in You” and “My Body Belongs to Me” – as well as a Cricket Magazine article and several stories for educational publishers. The highlight of her career so far was being chosen as a semi-finalist for the SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award and receiving a handwritten note from Tomie himself. View more of her work at angelapadron.com. She’s represented by Saritza Hernandez at Andrea Brown Literary agency saritza@andreabrownlit.com

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
  • Book Cover

    Firefighter Mom

    (Illustration)


    Cricket

    2016