My name is Luz Beloso. I was born in the year 1968 in a village in Galicia Spain
Where and what did you study?
I am a graduate in fine arts, at the faculty of Salamanca
My specialty is painting, the world of illustration came to me by chance, what has become today my passion
What is your journey up until this point?
I began to illustrate a few years ago thanks to a story of poems written by Miguel Ángel Alonso Diz. At that time I was lucky again and met Iria Collazo and years later to Isabel Blanco also great writers, they were my inspiration. Miguel needed an illustrator and I had never done any illustration before. The book was edited by crowdfunding and it was one of the best sellers in the Book Fair. Nowadays, I have illustrated for the publishers: Belagua, Galaxia and Nova Galiza Edicions. Along this trip I have learned a lot about illustration, I love it in every task I do.
What is your inspiration? Where do you go for inspiration?
When I’m illustrating, I’m visualizing the text from my own experience, in other words, my life.
Who or what inspires you?
Something that excites me like, for example, an image, a poem, some news, a film, a text, a dream, a piece
Who is your biggest support?
My biggest support is my partner Juan Sicilia. He is also an artist and a drawing teacher as me.
Have you won any awards or appreciation for your work? What was the award for and when did you get it?
Literary Fervenzas Prize, considered 3o Best Illustrator Galician in the year 2017 2º en 2016, 2015 and 3o Best Illustrator Galician in 2014. Finalist with “O soño de Esther”, in the prizes, “Isaac Diaz Pardo” best illustrated Galician album of 2014, and in the prize Neira Vilas to the best children’s book and youthful 2014, considered 3rd best book of juvenile literature by “Literary Fervenzas” “. Finalist in the Frei Martín Sarmiento Award in 2016 for “O valente coello que quixo soñar”, considered 4th best children’s book by “Literary Fervenzas
What do you like the most about your work?
This year I illustrated thanks to the Belagua publishing house Rosaura’s trilogy: “Rosaura e o Mar”, “Rosaura’s recipes” and “Rosaura Cesteira de Mondariz”, as well as the illustrated novel “María Vinyals, a rebel talent” Marquesa de Ayerbe , writer, feminist pioneer and writer, all written by Isabel Blanco. Also, this year is going to be published thanks to the editor Galaxia “A casa do paralelo 54” by Iria Collazo. Right now I have a couple of new projects with other writers but remain editing.
What do you find the most challenging?
A challenge, be able to do something new, experimenting and learning in each project…
Anything you would like to say to your fans?
Although I think that the illustrated album has no age, I guess my fans are children, they are the most demanding public, they are my greatest reviewers.