Hauska tutustua!

Olen Kouvolalainen kuvittaja & graafinen suunnittelija. Valmistuin Kymenlaakson ammattikorkeakoulun digitaalisen median linjalta 2013. Työskentelen lastenkirjallisuuden parissa.

Kuvituksissani seikkailevat usein eläin- ja lapsihahmot.
Inspiraatio teoksiini kumpuaa luonnosta. Kun näen oravan juoksemassa tien yli, mietin minne se on matkalla ja millainen pesäkolo sillä on? Käyttävätkö oravat pikkuisia lamppuja? Onko niillä omat tulitikkuaskin kokoiset televisiot pesissään? Kuin huomaamatta kasassa onkin kokonainen uusi tarina kuvitettavaksi.

Oscar Wilden sanoin: ”Taide on ainoa vakava asia maailmassa. Ja taiteilija on ainoa henkilö, joka ei ole koskaan vakavissaan.”

About Larissa Saloranta

Freelance illustrator and character designer Larissa Saloranta finds the greatest source of her current inspiration to be nature and the sense of serenity it can bring. She is inherently an observer and a chronicler of the world around her, and her ability to tap into this sense of natural solitude is tangible in her impressive body of work. Adding to this tangibility is the element of playfulness that she weaves through her creations, which adds a universally refreshing element to her style.

Currently based in Finland, Saloranta earned her Bachelor of Culture and Arts degree in the field of digital media from Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences (also known as KyAMK). Since graduating from that program in 2013, Saloranta has illustrated children’s books and worked in multiple kid literature projects. She has also enjoyed ample opportunity to showcase her work in a variety of venues. Her latest solo exhibition called ”Imaginations” was in Poikilo Art Museum Gallery, Finland, in 2018.

Drawn vol 4, Leaders in Contemporary Illustration, Capsules Book, 2020, Australia