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Thursday 25 August 2022

Meet The Illustrator: Sandra Severgnini

Sandra Severgnini

Describe your illustration style in ten words or less.
Heartfelt, sensitive, realistic with character, a bit humorous, bit quirky

What items are an essential part of your creative space?
Pencil, paper, eraser, computer, oh and my new Wacom!

Do you have a favourite artistic medium?
Traditionally pencil & watercolours but have been won over with Photoshop on my new Wacom

Name three artists whose work inspires you.
Charles Fuge
Robert Halpern
PJ Lynch

Which artistic period would you most like to visit and why?
I’m living in it, it’s such an innovative and exciting time for anyone creative.

Who or what inspired you to become an illustrator?
Inner voice. Drove me mad until I did something about it!

Can you share a photo of your creative work space or part of the area where you work most often? Talk us through it.

What is your favourite part of the illustration process?
The moment I first read the story, the moment I press the send to the publisher and every step in between!

What advice would you give to an aspiring illustrator?
Listen to your inner self. By all means learn from others but each illustrators work is so unique, let yourself shine through.


After being the owner of a botanical art gallery and retail store, Sandra decided it was well and truly time to nurture her passion and focus on children’s picture books.

A fascination for the amazing natural world around her inspires Sandra's words and brings sensitivity and humour to her illustrations.

For more information, please visit Sandra's website or follow her on instagram.