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Monica Auriemma

illustration of Shortlisted project for the World Illustration Award 2020.

Detail of an illustration showing a group of Small People building a birdhouse for a blue tit, on a birch. The client observes the project, satisfied. Tiny human beings do great feats. 

WIA2020 Shortlisted, blue tit, builders, birch, vintage, bird feathers, autumn leaves, humans and nature, old photo style, digital painting.
illustration of The Small People, Detail, 02. Shortlisted project for the World Illustration Award 2020.

Detail of an illustration showing a kitten surprising a group of Small Explorers looking for lost treasures (a mother of pearl button...) under an armchair. Tiny human beings do great feats. 

WIA2020 Shortlisted, explorers, hunting, vintage, cat, kitten, rug, old armchair, old photo style, digital painting.
illustration of A piece on the female condition in the Renaissance with arranged marriages at a very tender age.

Renaissance, historical, child bride, portrait, sad child, Renaissance costumes, decorations, blue, pearls, gold, lizards, precious fabrics.
illustration of The extraordinary feat of Nellie Bly in a picture book for Collins Big Cat.

World tour, steamship, ship, sea, travelers, journey, boarding, journalist, pioneer, 1800s, historical, heroine, vintage, flat colors.
illustration of A piece from a massive work in progress about the classics of ancient literature. 
Archer, warrior woman, heroine, ancient, Latin, bow, harrows, gold, green, wild, adventure, collage, silhouette, mixed-media, digital, educational.
illustration of Portrait of the unfortunate ghost who fails to scare.

Oscar Wilde, ghost story, humor, old man, angry, chains, white hair, vintage.
illustration of Sir Simon and Virginia walking through the tapestry room.

Oscar Wilde, ghost story, humor, enchanted tapestry, brave girl, haunted house, old manor, vintage, late 1800s, white.
illustration of One of the illustrations for a personal project on the masterpiece of P. L. Travers.
Amazed children, magic bag, vintage, early 1900s, collage, paper cutouts, craft paper, white, earth tones.
illustration of Series of illustrations for a music history book.

Lucia bursts into the scene stained with the blood of her murdered husband.

Madness, tragedy, Donizetti, Opera, blood, Scottish castle, 1500s, portrait, young bride, murder.
illustration of Series of illustrations for a music history book.

The ice princess symbolically holds her suitor in her hand.

Puccini, Opera, China, gong, cruel woman, Chinese patterns, gold, dragon, jewels, profile portrait, classical music.

Profile

Born and grown in Naples, Italy, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, I started my career as a Set Designer, working mainly for theatrical plays and movies. Fifteen years later I finally decided to fulfil my dream, to become an Illustrator. My experience and my passion for stories flowed into the picture books, the first of which came out in 2005. In 2012 I decided to move to another country to boost my career and take new inspirations. Currently I live nearby London, working mostly with British, US and Italian Publishers. In 2020 I was shortlisted for the World Illustration Award with my project “The Small People”. My work is a mixture of stubborn attachment to hand drawing, enthusiasm for digital art, passion for collage, obsession with historical and artistic research, endless love for telling stories through images. Represented by Silvie Poggio Artists https://sylviepoggio.com/wp/

Style/Techniques

Collage, Cut Paper, Digital, Figurative, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pencil, Realism, Texture

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Children, Children's Books, Education, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Portrait, Textiles, Travel, Wildlife, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Environmental