ABOUT IRENE SILVINO
My name is Irene and am an artist living in London.
I was born and grew up in Livorno, Tuscany, among
the seagulls, fishermen and food markets of this lively Italian seaside town. I
started my career as a graphic designer and I now work as a freelance
illustrator and surface pattern designer. I live with my husband Lorenzo, my
daughter Emma and my son Matteo in a nice and quiet suburb of London.
Apart from drawing, I love cooking, reading, photography, walking and spending
time in nature with my family.
When I think about my style I think about curvy
shapes, (very often) vibrant colours and a general “jungly” feeling –
I love to draw plants, flowers and little animals! You can find some examples
of my latest work on my online portfolio: http://irenesilvino.com
I am a member of the British Association of
Illustrators (AOI) and of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and
Illustrators (SCBWI): https://theaoi.com/folios/irenesilvino
I am the funder of editArt
(Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/editorialartgroup –
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/editorialartgroup -) a Facebook
group where illustrators from around the world regularly share their personal
editorial work based on monthly prompts.