Hen&ink Coop: Geneviève Després

About Geneviève Després

Geneviève Després completed a degree in Industrial Design at the University of Montreal, but decided instead to pursue her first passion: drawing. She turned to illustration, and worked in the fields of educational publishing, advertising, editorial, and children’s literature. She then spent a few years in Europe, where she gave birth to her second child and looks for inspiration and explores different techniques. Since her return to Quebec she has illustrated many books for children, including The Highest Number in the World and The Little Knight who battled Monsters. The artist employs a variety of techniques and plays with texture and the transparency of different mediums to create unique images. Tender and whimsical, they appeal to the child within us all. As a young girl, Geneviève was very athletic and always picked first for school yard games-even before the boys! She still plays sports whenever she gets the chance, including Ultimate Frisbee, and competes in triathlons. She loves to travel too! Geneviève now lives in Saint-Lambert on the south shore of Montreal with her family.

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