Després Geneviève

When she was small, Geneviève Després played with trucks, balls and pencil crayons. She jumped, climbed and was always moving. This hasn’t changed much, apart from not playing with trucks anymore… She also practices several sports, loves traveling, always has plenty of projects on the go and never stays still.

She was lucky to live with her little family in France and in Italy. It’s there that she decided to focus on youth illustrations. Since her return to Quebec in 2007, she has illustrated children’s picture books with great pleasure. She uses various materials (tapestry, cardboard, paper craft) for her illustrations and alternates between goulache and acrylic paint, also using pastels and wooden pencils. She would like to begin writing her own stories and to be published to the ends of the earth!

She now lives on the south bank of Montreal with two sons, her partner and all kinds of birds and squirrels who watch her draw through her window.