Sandra Sugimoto is a children’s book illustrator and art teacher, who creates delicately layered images of paper and fabric scraps.
Sandra’s professional illustrations feature children and animals in scenes both fantastic and calm, using bright colours and simple shapes, overlaid to form more complex forms. I find Sandra’s illustrations so adorable and relaxing to look at! The subtle repetition of shapes and the softness of the materials is extremely pleasing.
Also on Sandra’s online art page are some of her personal works. These are not overtly aimed at children, but carry a similar tone, and also use a collage technique. The forms of such objects as Japanese fans and vases are outlined in black while the rest of the surface is filled in and covered with squares of deep greens and earth tones, as well as metallic papers, thin fabrics and small beads. These elements combine to form beautiful celebrations of pure aesthetics and culture.