muntsa vicente

    She was born in Barcelona in 1972. She majored in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona in 1995.
    Shortly after she finished college she decided to move to Glasgow. She spent six months there, going to drawing lessons at the Glasgow School of Art, painting, selling handmade postcards and participating in the Painting on Railings Exhibit in the Botanic Gardens.
    After that, she moved to New York for a few months.
    She really had to go back there, so in 1999 she did and stayed there for a year. Up until then, she focused on painting lots of colorful teapots, flying cherries and other funny stuff, which were all exhibited as part of the Supermercat d'Art American Prints (from 1998 to 2002), in cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao and Milan. She also did some advertising work for Novartis and the Hotel Arts in Barcelona.
    But in New York she realized that what she really liked was illustration. And she found her first opportunity to do so in the Working Mother Magazine. After that, she came back to Barcelona and became a full time illustrator, starting with the Barcelona City Council and La Vanguardia and later for magazines like Elle, Woman, Clara or Ragazza.

    In 2003 she did the illustrations for the TV Commercial for Eau de Toilette Mio Amichi (Myrurgia) and for several years she also did packaging and merchandising work.

    In 2005 she was selected to participate in Curvy2, a really cool book with female illustrators and graphic designers around the world that has been published by Yen, as part of the Semi Permanent Conference in Australia.

    She has just illustrated the cover and inside illustrations for the book by Michael Tonello, published by Harper Collins and that will be released on April 2008.

    In 2008 she worked on the inside illustrations and the cover for Tallulah and the Teenstars, a beautiful book for young readers by Clare Grogan and published by Black and White Publishing in Edinburgh in October of the same year.