Madalena Bastos is an Illustrator from Portugal, Lisbon.
She graduated with a First Class Honours degree in BA (Hons) Illustration from The Arts University Bournemouth in 2016. Thereafter Madalena has became a freelance illustrator, working mainly within children’s literature.
Her illustrations are playful and dynamic. She works using digital, traditional or a combination of the two, to create vibrant colourful images that have a strong sense of time and place. She is inspired by the wonders of everyday life, but also by literature and travelling. She draws on her love of stories and the people she meets to create quirky and colourful characters, bringing her passion to the page.