Betania Zacarias was born on a sunny autumn day, in a little village covered with eucalyptus trees and unpaved roads, just halfway between the city and the countryside.
She completed her studies at the University of Buenos Aires, where she became a graphic designer while also conducting lectures as a teaching assistant. She worked at several graphic design studios both in Buenos Aires and Barcelona, before devoting herself fully to illustration.
Today, she lives between the sea and the mountains in Barcelona, with her partner and two curious and imaginative boys who are her infinite source of inspiration. She works with paper, acrylic paints, pencils, and scissors, always accompanied by music. She loves the sea and walking in the woods. She also enjoys taking pictures and she is always up for sharing a nice and warm cup of tea with friends.
In her illustrations, she uses a lot of colours, textures, and different patterns, varying with both manual and digital techniques. Her artwork has been published in different fields including educational books, fiction books and children's products; and shown at the Bologna Children ́s Book Fair, Biennial Bratislava, Sharjah International Book Fair, amongst others. Betania works as a teacher as well as an illustrator, running her own workshops.