• 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, lively 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.