Barbara Dessi lives on the beautiful island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea. After completing a Bachelor's degree in Literature, Barbara began working as an illustrator of books for children. Barbara is a self-taught artist.
When I was looking for an artist to illustrate one of the poems for The Panda Banda, I discovered the illustrations of a lady from Sardinia by the name of Barbara Dessí. Her art is beautifully soft and gentle. She visualized what I believe childhood should be: innocent and happy.
I knew immediately that I would like her to illustrate TICK TOCK for the little ones listening to or reading my words. The art you see here are two of six pages from the final “goodnight” poem in the book. Notice the subtle light streaming through the window and all the delicate and playful details she has layered into her work.
If you visit my Pons and the Miracle of Reunion Island page you will see more of Barbara’s work. She has created stunning pictures of island life, young children, and the dugong Pons who is the hero of our story. Thank you, Barbara
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