Angela Vives

As a child, I was always making things and drawing. From seeking out creatures on the coast of Colombia came my curiosity and love for nature.

I did my BA in Fine Arts and became a video editor in London. So after 15 years of telling stories with film, I decided to follow my passion for picture making and my interest in children’s books, to join the MA at Cambridge. The course has helped me to see and draw the world around me in a completely different way. Now I am bringing all my skills and attention to detail together in my illustrations. It is fascinating!

The primary source of inspiration for my stories comes from nature, my children and my childhood memories. I admire the work of Ben Shahn and André François, as well as Laura Carlin and Beatrice Alemagna.

I love to play with a variety of materials, but colour pencils and painterly strokes are my favorite medium for picture making.