Artist Feature - Myrto Delivoria Jun 18 2015Latest signings
We have lots of fun and quirky images to share from our featured (and newly signed!) artist today, Myrto Delivoria. Her stylisation really makes her illustrations stand out from the crowd, and her clever use of textures add interest and depth. Myrto's portfolio has plenty to offer with work for children's book publications, greeting cards and art licensing.
I was born in Athens, Greece in 1974.
From an early age I divided books into 2 categories. Those who which images and those which did not. Those that did have pictures, had a better fate and they became my first studies in art.
The first time I came across a Marc Chagall painting, I felt the need to become an artist and to try to recreate all these emotions that his powerful image had created for me.
I have presented my work in 4 solo exhibitions in Athens and have participated in many group exhibitions in Greece.
I have been honored for my illustrations on books with the Greek State Illustration Award twice, 2011 and 2006; the IBBY GREECE Illustration Award in 2006 and for design and magazine book awards, I was honored with the inscription in the IBBY Honour List 2015.
Most of my work balances between reality and myth... And animals! :)