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About the illustrator

 

Pauline Lévêque is a French illustrator, author, and freelance journalist.

In 2010, after the birth of her first child Georges, she created "Beep Beep", a funny little red car, which became the main character of a bilingual (French-English) children’s book series.

In 2017, she co-wrote and illustrated "Say Bonjour to the Lady", a whimsical side-by-side guide that muses about the educational contrasts between Parisian and New York parenting styles.

In addition, Pauline has illustrated the last four novels of French bestselling author Marc Levy.

 

She also enjoys working with clients directly, whether corporate or individual to create custom designs books, clothes, accessories, and birth and wedding announcements.  

Forever obsessed with cityscapes, its  perspectives, lines and structures, Pauline lives in Manhattan, a city that inspires her daily.

Pauline is at the board of Doctors of the world USA, an international health and human rights organization. 

Commissions welcome. Customized illustrations.

"I grew up in the countryside in the middle of nowhere, an hour from Paris. My father is a very talented and renowned artist. He paints trees and fields and birds. I grew up in his studio, scribbling on his empty canvas and playing with his oil paintings tubes. I remember the smell of his art.
I remember the scent of the grass in the morning, the gorgeous skies, and the strength of the linden trees.

But I’m obsessed with cities. I suffer from vertigo but I love heights. I’m not sure where it comes from, but lines and perspective have always inspired me. It can be a street, a tower, a large building, a small house or a roof, I love the structure and the composition of a city.
I love to imagine there’s no end to it. Its horizon is structured, busy, uneven, rough.

Yet still you can dream."