My name is Montse Rubio and I am an illustrator from Barcelona.
Since I was very small I loved drawing, painting and making handicrafts but it was not until 2001 when I decided, with my portfolio of drawings under my arm and my head full of dreams, to study illustration at the School of Art of La Llotja in Barcelona.
There I dscovered watercolor, one of my great passions and little by little my enthusiasm for illustration and fantasy grew.
For more than 15 years she has worked as a freelance illustrator for publishers, public institutions and individuals. And I hope, for many years, to continue illustrating dreams and imaginary worlds!
Publications with publishers
- Illustration of the covers of the trilogy "The golden compass" of the author Phillip Pullman (2005). Book club.
- Illustrations and cover of the adaptation to the book "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2008). Eumo
- Illustrations of the book "The life of Salvador Dalí" (2009). Eumo
- Illustrations and cover of the book "Fables of F. M. Samaniego" (2009). Teide.
- Illustrations and artistic design of the book "Myths of Castilla y León" (2010). Cantabria Traditional.
- Illustrations from the book "Gallus aureorum ouorum" by the author Augusto Monterroso (2010). Thule.
- Illustrations, text and artistic design of the book "Compendium of Herbas Máxicas" (2012). Baía edicíons.
- Illustrations and artistic design of the book "Myths of Cantabria" (2013). Cantabria Traditional.
- Cover illustration of the book "The free of the pols" by the author Phillip Pullman (2017). Planet Group (Group 62).
- Illustrations, text and creative design of the book "Guide of monsters, beasts and extraordinary beings". (2018). Edelvives
- Illustrations of the book "Tina Frankens" by the author Bel Olid (2018) Fanbooks editorial stamp (Planet Group)
Exhibitions and workshops
- Cooperation and parallel exhibition in the exhibition of Doctor Sabater Pí, naturalist and primatologist.
- Illustration exhibition called "Somiatruites" in the Soler i Polet room of the Terrassa Town Hall within
the "Visual Arts" cycle. (2014)
- Creative workshop and subsequent exhibition in the Muncunill room of Terrassa within the cycle
"Barris creatius" of the Ajuntament de Terrassa. (2015)
- Workshops and talks about illustration for children in different public libraries in Terrassa. (2015/2016)
- Workshop on illustration on the international day of public libraries in Terrassa. (2016)
- Monographic workshop of fantastic illustration and exhibition at the Escola d'Art de Terrassa. (2016)
- Illustration exhibition called "Lletrafertis" in the Tigomigo de Terrassa art gallery. (2016)
- Monographic workshop of fantastic illustration at the Escola d'Arts de Manresa. (2016)
- Round table on illustration "The fil of the il·lustracions" in the Antoni Tort library of Castellar del Vallés (2018)
Publications and collaborations with public institutions
- Triptych on autochthonous vegetation of "els Aigüamolls de l'Empordà", for the Generalitat de Catalunya.
- Participation with two watercolors on comparative anatomy at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos.
Both watercolors are in permanent exhibition in the building.
Contests and recognitions
- Finalist in the Ilustraciència contest organized by the Museum of the Science of Barcelona.
As a result of this contest, I participated in group exhibitions on naturalistic illustration in several Museums in Spain. (2015).
- Since 2012 I am included in the catalog of the Spanish National Library with the book Compendium of Herbas Máxicas,
for its dissemination and contribution in the Galician language.