Original picture book artwork by Viviane Schwarz is available for purchase from Children's Book Illustration.
Viviane's book There are no cats in this book was shortlisted for the 2012 CILIP Kate Greenaway Award! "A book that perfectly expresses the power of the imagination! With an extraordinary sense of participation, this is book to play with as much as to read, and very much one to share. The illustrations are full of personality, the use of colour and blank space is brilliant. A book that works on lots of different levels."
Viviane Schwarz was born in Germany and drew comics for a Children's magazine there before moving to Cornwall to study illustration. She graduated in 2003 with an MA in authorial practice.
She has been successfully producing picture books since 2001, both as an author and illustrator, and her work has been shortlisted for a number of awards including the 2010 CILIP Kate Greenaway medal for "There
are Cats in this Book".
She makes books that are meant to engage readers, create little theatre performances as they are read or encourage the readers to sing along, shout at the books, and most importantly to go and make things and find adventure in the real world.
Her latest projects are a collaboration with Alexis Deacon, illustrating an Edward Lear poem and making a graphic novel for Walker Books.
Her artwork uses real materials, mostly brush-painted liquid watercolour and paper collage.