PICTURE BOOK SURGERY is a monthly workshop/book club where all participants learn from each other. We get together to dissect our favorite picture books, and to discover new ones.Charlotte Cheng & Diana Toledano are the two Bay Area illustrators...
Hi, my name is Diana, but it's pronounced Deanna because I'm from Spain.
I grew up in Madrid. I’m a Pisces, I have curly hair and you’ll never see me without my glasses (if you do, I won’t be seeing you).
I studied Art History (Madrid University, UAM) and also Visual Arts with a focus on Illustration (Madrid Art School #10). Now I work as a freelance illustrator in San Francisco (CA), where I share a hundred year old house with my red bearded husband and a fluffy kitty.
My illustrations are mostly handmade. I enjoy playing with different techniques. I love patterns, textures and tiny little details.
I’m inspired by long walks, music, books, museums, nature, kids, smiles and far away places.