Originally from Apulia, the “Heel of Italy”, Simona gained a BA in Comics and Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, followed by an MA in Illustration at Kingston University in London, where she now lives and works.
Her main inspiration comes from flowers and music, particularly early jazz and ragtime.
Combining watercolour and digital techniques, her illustrations are unique and poetic with a bright colour palette and a touch of vintage flavour.
Passionate about music and animals, in 2019 Simona self-published her first picture book — “My Alphabet of Animals and Musical Instruments”: inspired by the vast number of rare animals and musical instruments, she put the two together to help readers discover the amazing world we live in.
When she’s not illustrating you can find her dancing Swing in a flowery vintage dress or in some London jazz club, sketching musicians immersed in musicOriginally from Apulia, the “Heel of Italy”, Simona gained a BA in Comics and Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, followed by...show full bio