Hello and welcome
My name is Julia Vasileva, I live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, and draw both traditionally and digitally.
I have a literature degree but instead of studying books, I illustrate them and spend my days creating imaginative worlds for children's books, greeting cards, and other projects. Occasionally, I also write. After immigrating to Canada in 2014, I pursued several different career paths before eventually finding my way into art and publishing. In my heart, I carry a stained-glass-like combination of places, countries, and people, all of which influence the way I create.
In Louise Glück's poem "Nostos," she says, "We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory." I often reflect on this line in my life and work, trying not to forget how I saw the world as a kid.
I am a member of The Illustration Department and SCBWI.