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Naturalistic lllustrator wildlife painter Annapaola Del Nevo
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About Me


Annapaola Del Nevo is an Italian naturalistic illustrator who has been drawing from a young age and loves being surrounded by colours that have been part of her life ever since.


After graduating from the School of Art she specialized in editorial illustration attending the three-year course in editorial illustration at the School of Comics in Milan.

She starts out as a graphic designer and visualizer in studies and advertising agencies, but her inclination towards observing and representing reality in detail urges her to devote herself to the illustration technique.


Her love of animals and deep sensitivity for nature and her passion for observing closely the details of the life that animate it, lead her to specialize in naturalistic and scientific illustrations in all its aspects, from botanical to environmental design.

Between 1995 and 2017 she holds free-lance collaborations with Italian and foreign publishers in the publication of children’s illustrated books. For Jaca Book, Carthusia, Larousse she illustrates popular science and environment books for children; she remains in non-fiction until 2007 when she starts working on the True Stories of Animals fiction series with Einaudi; conversely, the latest publications are a new experience aimed at getting closer to publishing fiction for children.


Her illustrations have been selected and recognized for five consecutive years (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) at the Illustrators Exhibition during the International Children’s Book Exhibition in Bologna.


Illustrator and decorator, two ways of being with a thousand facets of expressing her personality and her way of creating. Moreover, its decorations have been used in furnishing and her illustrations have been used for advertising and packaging.


In addition to working as an illustrator, she devoted herself to the wildlife art by which she can freely dedicate herself to the representation of animal life, which she depicts with great precision. She likes to paint flowers and animals, portray them, get lost in the hair or feathers of their cloaks, surprise them in their environment.

She has exhibited her paintings widely in the UK and has paintings in public and private collections.

What I do

Illustrations for books

I specialize in animal illustrations and natural environments for science-based books for children. Works on this web site have been commissioned by Italian and foreign publishers

Digital Illustrations

I decided to make the transition from traditional to digital techniques. The use of the vector drawing combined with the digital painting technique have allowed me to simplify the style.


I like to paint flowers and animals, portray them, lose myself in the hair or pime of their mantles, surprise them in their environment. Mammals, birds, dogs but fish too, are my favorite subjects!

My techniques




  • Pencil drawing

    The pencil was the first instrument I used, with it I took the first steps of my artistic path, I took confidence, refined the technique of shading.

  • Watercolours

    In this technique I love the brightness and transparency that colors manage to acquire.

  • Tempera

    The tempera allows me to have the opacity and the body of the form being able to take care of the details.

  • Illustrator

    The vector drawing allows me to study the forms and the basis of construction of all the graphics.

  • Photoshop

    The digital painting helps me to play with colors and a wide range of tools to experiment with painting techniques to combine them.

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