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Illustrator bio: Cornelia Svela

Book illustrator cornelia svelaCornelia Svela is a professional Illustrator /Artist who has been practicing her craft for over 40 years. It’s a love affair that began in her formative years.

She practices two mediums professionally: Illustrations for educational publications (such as the images she created for Super You and Pearson Education) and children’s works, as well as, paintings of landscapes and cityscapes commissioned by her clients. The paintings she produces using acrylic, watercolor and oil paints.

Illustrations for Publications: Svela produces hand drawn and watercolor sketches for a department of the Ministry of Education (in Canada). The designs she creates are visual tools that help elementary school children learn.

Similar illustrative works she designs digitally using Adobe Illustrator. They can be found in a current project she’s been hired by Pearson Education to execute. She is working on visual aids and diagrams for the book “Super You”, a publication by Pearson Education set for release in the Spring of 2015.

Logarithmic Toaster Commission works: Svela has been commissioned for a number of international works that she paints in acrylic, watercolor, or oil, on canvas. She draws inspiration from customers that come to her with a desire to see a personal photo, or have an idea for a specific theme done in paint, for a wall in their home or office.

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To see her current works for sale visit her online gallery.