ABOUT OLGA REIFF
Born in Innsbruck, Austria, I was raised with lots of pencils and books in several languages. After university, I moved to Luxembourg, where I worked as a translator. In 2011, I started to take classes in drawing and water color painting, which lead me to kidlit. I realized that I wanted to make my dream come true and create children’s book illustrations, something that I had dreamt of ever since I was a child.
Now, I illustrate stories and picture books for preschool kids. My first picture book for the Luxembourg based publisher Editions Guy Binsfeld is about a forest kindergarten and is written in Lëtzebuergesch, one of the three national languages in Luxembourg. The book will be published in autumn 2018.
Currently, I am translating a children’s book by SCBWI member Marcy Pusey.
Other activities are drawing workshops and lectures for children held in my town Esch/Alzette.
I illustrate mostly children from toddler to school age, nature and animals on a background of the everyday life.
My illustrations are figurative and rather realistic, with a touch of nostalgia.
Usually, I do an ink and pen drawing, finishing it with light layers of watercolor.
I love the craft of it, choosing the nib and the ink, mixing my own colors from a very restrained palette.
Several exhibitions with my personal work were organized in Luxembourg and other european countries.
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