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Lucia Soto

Children's Illustrator

Lucia is an artist born in Spain and based in London. For her book illustration work she aims her brushes at giving voice to the stories which aren’t told often, creating powerful characters with relatable families and communities, and surrounding them with colourful worlds, lit with the Mediterranean light of her childhood.  After a few years working as a Graphic Designer and Art Director in advertising -and although being paid for thinking is rather cool, Lucia decided set up her studio and now is lucky to spend time drawing all those things that are ‘half nonsense and half all-sense’, the stuff that makes life silly and beautiful.


Lucia lives near Primrose Hill with her husband and a tiny apple tree. She loves Julie London, Art Deco, overdressing and walking everywhere. She’s afraid of pigeons and gets really cross at broken leads in coloured pencils!

Books published by Owlet Press


Cinder & Ella hardback

Cinder & Ella paperback

Cinder & Ella by Barbara Slade, illustrated by Lucia Soto (Owlet Press)

Lucia Soto
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