Artist Feature - Irene Montano Dec 05 2017

Meet the artists

We are incredibly excited to announce that we've taken on new talent! Irene Montano is a fantastic children's book illustrator who takes inspiration from just about everything in her daily life.  Although she never thought she would become an artist, Irene is now a highly skilled digital illustrator who's style is perfect for picture booksHer quirky characters and sophisticated color palettes bring life to just about any narrative you can image, especially fairytales and whimsical stories!

Can't get enough of Irene's work?! Be sure to check out her online Advocate artist portfolio for more inspiring illustrations!

"When I was a child, I was used to say that I wouldn' t ever become an artist because I was pretty sure it was boring. Nowadays I draw everyday and I can't be happier to have been wrong!  Since I can remember the warmth of daily life has always been my Muse: breakfasts, the smell of coffee in the morning, children, the rain or sushi...

When I'm not busy drawing, I love body-building and learning more about sports nutrition!  If I hadn't been an illustrator, I would have been a personal trainer for sure! I have a soft spot for organized places, post-its, and empty spaces in the calendar to fill in. My boyfriend calls me "The Cadet"!"