Valerie Parizeault is a freelance illustrator based in Shediac, New-Brunswick, Canada, who specializes in illustrating children’s books and creating artwork for kids.

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I am a freelance illustrator based in Canada who specialize in children's book illustration. I am perpetually inspired by the whimsy of childhood, my creative work is a blend of love for children’s themes, textured illustrations and patterns drawn from the world around me. What I love most about creating stories and illustrating them is how they can make you learn and travel without leaving your comfy couch. I love historical picture books, heartfelt stories and I think dinosaurs are awesome. To create a successful illustration, I believe it's important to have a collaborative approach with my clients. I strive to make my art inclusive and relatable with a fun twist!


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What was your favorite storybook as a child?
I was an avid reader of La Courte Échelle books, from suspense to polar, I read them all! I also was (and still am) very into graphic novels and comic books, my favorite as a child was Garfield.

Which authors do you admire most?
My favorite authors are Élise Gravel and Isabelle Arsenault. I also really enjoy Geneviève Godbout's work. 

What characteristic really brings a children’s book to life?
Color and texture are important aspects for me and also, perhaps weirdly, I ask myself if I would love to live in that story!  

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