Hi, I’m Elena Ceccato, an italian illustrator based in Cremona.
I studied fine arts and editorial illustration between Milan and Bologna,
then specialized in children’s book illustration in Macerata.
I’ve mastered my technique combining watercolor with colored pencils using gradients and chiaroscuro to create emotional atmospheres.
I’m interested in folktales and scandinavian literature, I watch a lot of movies, and as soon as the opportunity arises I leave for some good adventure, illustrated or not.
Since 2016, I’ve collaborated with various italian publishers and have been recognised in national and international illustration contests.

For contact and commission info: ✉ anelena.ceccato@gmail.com

Awards and recognitions:
2017 | special mention Notte di Fiaba Illustration Contest 2018
2018 | selection Annual Autori di Immagini 2019
2019 | selection Tapirulan Illustrators Contest
2021 | selection CHEAP Call For Artists
2021 | selection Premio d’Illustrazione Internazionale Marinedì
2023 | selection Tapirulan Illustrators Contest

2017 | group exhibition Cambiamenti, Galleria Antichi Forni (Macerata)
2018 | group exhibition Il nuovo palazzo della Sirenetta, MAG Museo Alto Garda (Riva del Garda)
2018 | group exhibition Ugly Ducklings, Galleria Antichi Forni (Macerata)
2019/20 | group exhibition Super, Santa Maria della Pietà (Cremona) & Musei di Nervi (Genova)
2021 | group exhibition Post, street poster art festival (Bologna)
2021 | group exhibition Naviganti, Marina di Chiavari Calata Ovest (Chiavari)
2021 | personal exhibition Di fiaba in fiaba, Fondazione dei Monti Uniti (Foggia)
2023 | group exhibition Tilt, Santa Maria della Pietà (Cremona) & Castello D’Albertis (Genova)
2023 | group exhibition Coming soon…

Latest release:
Per tutte le piogge!
Carthusia Edizioni 2023

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