Besides the time I spend saving little bugs from my watercolour pot of water, I am usually painting and working.
My artistic education started in Piedmont, under the guidance of my mother, an oil painter who trained me since my first years. I have enhanced my education in Milan, at the IED (European Institute of Design), where I was introduced to the professional world of illustration, and now, here in Tuscany where I live and work, still learning.
I specialized in fine art, concept art and design for advertising, packaging, publishing, children's books, stationery, product development, collectables, children's products, toys, and more.
Born in Turin, graduated in Illustration at the European Institute of Design in Milan. I live in Tuscany, in the beautiful countryside near Pisa.
From 1988 I have worked in Milan with a broad range of companies in the editorial, advertising and traditional animation industries. In 1992 I came to Tuscany where I work mainly as a licensor of my illustrations.
Over recent years, I have covered fields ranging from advertising to publishing, concept art and design for stationery, product development, collectables, children's products, toys, arts and crafts, and more.
At present, I can define myself as an illustrator, product designer and licensor.
My past and present clients:
Advertising and Merchandising works:
- CARTIERE PAOLO PIGNA
- KARTOS TOSCANA CARTE PREGIATE
- BITS AND PIECES PUZZLES
- MBI Inc. DANBURY MINT
- ELGRA TOYS
- YOGA MASSALOMBARDA COLOMBANI
- PLASTICART SpA - ORDINETT for STANDA, RINASCENTE, UPIM.
- SAUL SADOCH
- STAR SPA
- TMS International
- B.SONDERS GmbH
- GIUNTI EDITORE (DAMI)
- EDIZIONI SAN PAOLO AUDIOVISIVI
- SESTRI LEVANTE AWARD H.C. ANDERSEN BAIA DELLE FAVOLE
- CORRADO TEDESCHI EDITORE
- GRUPPO EDITORIALE FABBRI BOMPIANI SONZOGNO ETAS- RCS and BETA FILM
- TERRANOVA EDITORE.
- NEWFY: works licensed to Cartorama, Artena, Ravensburger
- EDIZIONI E ELLE
- ITALIA & ITALY
- BELLYBUTTON BOOKS
Specialities: Illustrations totally hand-painted. Subject as animals and puppies above all. Also working in digital art.
All the images and any and all portions thereof are protected pursuant to copyright laws, international treaties and conventions, and intellectual property laws. All rights are reserved. Any reproduction, modification, publication, sale, distribution, performance, display or exploitation of any image, or any portions thereof, without express written permission of Antonella Canavese, is strictly prohibited.