Fine Artist and Children's Illustrator Carina Povarchik
(she signs her works as Catru)

She was born in, and still lives in Argentina. In a lovely small town, San Rafael, in Mendoza.
Her house has always been full of tools, crafting tools, art tools, and computers.

She graduated first from a master in computer science at the university.
She currently teaches about computers at university as well as gives private art lessons to kids.
She took academic drawing lessons for several years. Her mentor in portraiture and academic drawing was a local fine artist Carlos Palacios.

Her major art activities are illustration, portraiture and watercolours, all of them in quite different styles among each other.

She has finished illustrating a poetry book for kids Shimmer - Songs of Night (buy in Amazon!) written by the author Raven Howell, and published by Clear Fork Publishing
And she is currently illustrating a second book, a picture book for kids My Bigger than an Elephant Secret, written by Kelly Johnstone and to be published by Clear Fork Publishing.

* Carina is Represented by Essie White of Storm Literary Agency.