Jen Showalter Greenwalt
Tommy Nelson Children’s Books
Marta is a pleasure to work with. She is able to manage complicated book formats and accommodates changes easily. Her art has a luminous, radiant quality that stands out—truly beautiful work.
- Candy Warren, Readerlink
Born in 1976 in a small town in Galicia (Spain), she has lived in Santiago de Compostela, Bordeaux, and Berlin. She currently lives in La Coruña (Spain). Marta has been illustrating professionally since 2002 for publishers such as Santillana, Anaya, Edelvives, and Oxford University Press, among others. Marta is a member of the Galician Illustration Association (AGPI) and has also won several awards like the the Blue Spruce award, the Chickadee award, and the Beehive award for her book “Shark Lady: The Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist”. Her artwork is characterized by happy colors and cute children and animals with red, healthy cheeks. She uses digital techniques to create her pictures, which gives her more freedom to experiment with color and textures. In her spare time, Marta loves playing with her three cats, walking in the woods, watching movies, and drinking a cup of coffee with her friends