About Me

As a child, I was always making things, drawing, cutting, sticking. 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 the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge School of Art. 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 own children and my childhood memories. I admire the work of Ben Shahn and André François, as well as Laura Carlin and Beatrice Alemagna, among many others.  

 In 2019, I was shortlisted for the Cheltenham Illustration Awards and longlisted for the World Illustration Awards in 2020. 

In 2021, I had the privilege to be selected as the winner of the Picture Hooks Winter Comforts: Family competition and I was Highly Commended for The Macmillan Prize for Illustration for my story 'Fourteen Lessons From Animals'.

Contact

angela.vives@gmail.com

+44 07985 035500

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