• Creative,  Picture books illustrations

    Cleopatra and Mr. Tibbles- story by Zoe Tucker

    Original text by Zoe Tucker – Author- Art Director- Designer.

    Here is a sample of  illustrations for  Zoe ‘s  text as a study for M.A.T.S. class by Lilla Rogers and Zoe Tucker 


    Cleopatra Bathing in Donkey milk when ..Mr Tibbles…






          ” The night, when everyone in the palace was sleeping Mr Tibbles howled his biggest, loudest, saddest meow …”


    Cat posing



    Mr Tibbles  ..himself




     experimenting in the style of the artwork with collages of watercolour washes



    How do you feel today Cleo ?



  • Creative,  Travel


    My trip to Madrid, last year,  was “my last trip”  before Corona virus kept  us all locked down in our houses and away from travelling abroad.

    My memories of Madrid are vivid, colorful and full of tasteful flavours of the Spanish tapas.

    So when it came to painting something about Madrid I thought of those lovely little shops that serve Paella that I would love to visit again.


    and in a closer look




  • Creative


  • Creative






    Mixed media work with analogical and digital technique, that started with a quick  sketch of Audrey in Watercolour.

    Then I thought of making this kind of poster.

    I have included  some of the most famous film titles and in simple sketches the most characteristics and stylish poses with the sun-glasses and the other with the cigar! The dress was a bonus !





    I feel that Tesla is  the “Van Gogh of Science“. Personal opinion.

    His life was full of disappointments, failures, and he died alone.

    He never received the recognition he deserved in his living years.

    That gives me a romantic feeling for this  great scientist and  I chose pink for my colour pallet.



    OK something Bold and flamboyant.




    I read the biography of this great dancer and choreographer Isadora Dunkan (1877- 1927) when I was very young.

    She was  inspired of  Ancient Greek choreographies and she was called “the bare foot dancer”. She was dancing in abandoned ancient temples at a time when a few people had some kind of admiration or knowledge about Antiquity.

    I admired her passion for dancing, her inner fire and of course I was shocked about the tragedies in her life (lost both her children in a tragic accident)

    and of course her death was so tragic like her whole life (drowned when her scarf was caught on one of the rear wheels of the sports car where she was riding).



    “The Wind? I am the Wind.

    The Sea and the Moon? I am the Sea and the Moon.

    Tears, pain, love, bird-flights? I am all of them.

    Sin, prayer, flight, the light that never was on land or sea?

    I dance what I am.”

                                                                                                    Isadora Duncan 


    I chose watercolour washes to bring out this etherial feeling for this woman’s dancing.

  • Creative,  Picture books illustrations

    An Elephant astronaut

    An   Elephant – Astronaut

    This Artwork is my participation on the ILLUSTRATORS WALL in Bologna (April 24th – August 31st 2021 ) – Bologna Children’s Book Fair





    Out in the desert and in the wilderness , lived an Elephant and a Banana tree..

    They were close friends.

    One day the Elephant had a strange dream…

    He dreamt of flying in the Universe and around were shining stars

    He was wearing  his astronaut uniform but it happened to be really small…

    -” What is going on here, where am I ?”.. the elephant asked himself…”

    (to be continued…)



    Some pics of  the making progress…




  • Creative,  Travel

    Copenhagen – DENMARK


    Copenhagen – Hans Christian Andersen’s  home town –

    A city like fairy tale.

    The rooftops of the buildings was the most inspiring  of all and if you look my sketch book of  Copenhagen this is how it looks :


    I should not forget  to mention the unparalleled Design, that of the Scandinavian countries – an ode to practicality!

    And the dreamy  National Gallery – especially the section with the  Danish painters I visited and I was really amazed !!

    You can get an idea here from the official site of the National Gallery.

    What was really new for me was how Danish people were visiting the National Gallery:

    There were  comfortable large sofas in the rooms,  that you could sit and stare the paintings for hours in a really comfortable and  relaxing way like you were in your living room! Also in all theGallery there where many many babies, toddlers and children crawling at the floors and interact with the view of those great paintings!