Valentina was born in Milan, Italy. After studying philosophy and languages, she moved to London where she started her artistic formation at Chelsea School of Art&Design. In 2005 she graduated in Illustration from the University of the West of England in Bristol, where she now lives.

Valentina's illustrations combine hand-painted paper and textured materials to create highly tactile images.

Her work has toured many countries and has been repeatedly featured in Images, the catalogue of best British illustrators, as well as in international exhibitions such as Bologna Book Fair Illustrators’ Exhibition, Sarmede and Blue Book.

Valentina has illustrated books for publishers in the UK and Italy. Recently she has also produced work for animation and poster design for the charitable sector.

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