For our artist feature today we have another one of our amazing newly signed artists, Renia Metallinou! Renia weaves magic into each of her illustrations with her soft and surreal worlds, creating a great sense of depth in her work. Her distinctive style and excellent technical approach makes her work perfectly suited for young fiction. See more of her work at her online portfolio!
I’m a freelance illustrator from Greece. I was born in Corfu (1978), currently living a few miles away from Athens, in a small house by the sea, with my husband, our two children, a cat and two dogs.
I graduated from AKTO College in 2001 with a BA degree (Honors) in Graphic Design. In 2007, I studied fashion design after winning a two-year scholarship.
My work combines both digital and traditional media (mostly pencils for drawing and adobe’s photoshop for the colouring). I like to make images that make people smile.
I love eating chocolate and drinking coffee while reading the text for the next children’s book I’m going to illustrate.