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About me

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Hello! My name is Carolina Parada and I am the human behind Carosurreal. I was born in the mountains of South America and now I am based in beautiful Paris. I am a scientific researcher who studies how shapes and patterns are established in nature. I have combined my scientific work with artistic projects for many years already.

I am a deep admirer of surrealist artists and when I started drawing and painting I thought that was the style I was going to follow, hence my nickname - which, by the way, I find a bit silly now. However, I realized that besides depicting reality in an unconventional way, I also needed to illustrate cuteness and tell - not extremely serious -  stories. That's when I knew that I would invest most of my energy in drawing for kids. Children's illustration has it all! 

My first children's book (I wrote the story and made the illustrations) was published by Red Paper Kite (Perth, Australia) in February, 2023. Hopefully, the first of many.

In the past years I have also had the chance to collaborate with ONGs (TECHO, Cup of Color, Andean Carnivore), music bands (Terrenoire, Bajo Cielo), and Art supplies companies (Arteza, Huion tablet, Repaper tablet by iskn). 

So here I am ready to draw the next little animal.

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