New Signed Artist - Elif Balta Parks Feb 18 2019

Meet the artists

New artist alert! This week Advocate is thrilled to welcome Elif Balta Parks who has recently joined our Agency. Originally from Turkey, Elif is now a talented illustrator based in Surrey, whose main focus and speciality is children's books. Her sketchy drawing style, combined with her warming colours and expressive characters make her work well suited for readers aged 0-5

Want to know more about Elif? Have a read through her biography below to find out what inspired her to become an illustrator. You can also flick through the images above, or check out her online portfolio for more work!

With London Book Fair and Bologna Children's book fair fast approaching, we know you're super busy trying to get everything ready. If you're in need of an artist, we have lots of great available artists we'd be happy to present to you. All you need to do is get in touch with one of our agents today!

"Elif Balta Parks is a cheese lover, hamster admirer, chocolate connoisseur and a prolific Children’s Book Illustrator.

She grew up in Istanbul, Turkey next to the bright, blue Bosporus and even as a child knew she wanted to be an artist. She then also completed a degree in Business and went on to study at Central St. Martins School of Fine Art for a short time before embarking on her first books. 

Elif strives for bright, cheerful illustrations that capture the joy of childhood. Since starting her professional career she has illustrated over 60 Children’s Books and is ready for so many, many more. As long as there is a warm chair, some tea and a cat around, she will be doing what she loves best.. Illustrating. Elif lives in Surrey with her husband, their cat and Dean Martin (who is always singing from the stereo while she works)."

Elif Balta Parks was founded by our team of illustration agents based at our UK and USA illustration agencies. If you think any of our artists would be good for an upcoming project you have, be sure to reach out to an agent!