Artist feature - Alexandre Xoul Sep 06 2016

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Here at Advocate we pride ourselves on having an international repertoire of artists, so Spanish artist Alexandre Xoul is a welcome addition to our roster. Alexandre's a master at capturing action and adventure, which is why we feel he'd be best suite for 5 years to young adult. If you'd like to see more of his exciting work, visit his Advocate portfolio. In his own words:

"I was born in Barcelona, Spain and grew up in El Masnou, a small seaside town, and I now live in Sant Cugat. I started off at a self taught artist (I studied Computer Software Engineering) but ended up taking a few courses in illustration at the Escola Joso andtwo summer workshops with Kvêta Packovská and Rébecca Dautremer to hone my skills.

I would describe my own work as fantastical and colourful; I like to use traditional techniques mixed with digital ones. It allows me to work faster and more efficiently. I've participated in a variety of bookstore and art university exhibitions in Spain, as well as talked to students currently studying the arts.

When I'm not making art, I enjoy reading (some of my favourite authors are Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman and Isaac Asimov), video games, and playing with my beagle Lilo. If I hadn't pursued this career path I think I would've enjoyed teaching or writing, I also recently discovered I have a secret passion for architecture while working on my first book."