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Illustration: Violeta Lopiz charms our socks off with her gorgeous work

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

There’s something unassuming about illustration for children’s books that makes the work 100 times more appealing. Or at least that’s definitely true of Violeta Lopiz, whose stunning illustrations for Elise Fontenaille’s Les Poings sur les Iles are enchanting on their own merit, let alone when you match them with a story about a young boy playing amont the flowers and birds in his ever-present grandfather’s garden. Violeta’s rich, painterly style, and the semi-transparency of different layers (appearing almost to move over one another) gives the book a magical resonance in which the huge hands of the grandfather play the part of a caring overseer. Capturing the juxtaposition of naive, awestruck childhood and the watchful but invisible elderly man perfectly, the images become entirely non-specific in their appeal.

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Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Assistant Editor Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast. She also oversees our London listings guide This At There.

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