About Karina Siba


Christmas has come early to Survival Super Squad this year as we are now onto our third and final post of our ‘About’ series. Today we focus on the fabulous Karina Siba, who illustrated our first book ‘The Daring Droplets: World Water Cycle Team’. As a talented artist and great teacher, here, we want you to learn all about one of our amazing illustrators.

Growing Up

Throughout Karina’s whole life, she has loved making, crafting and painting. For 10 years, she went to an art club every Saturday and then eventually decided to set up her own art school to pass on her artistic passion. Making art gave her a voice and a confidence that she has never lost. Now, Karina believes that we all have creative untapped potential.


Storytelling

Storytelling through imagery is something that Karina absolutely loves. Translating profound personal experiences or moments/memories into visuals is what she has a passion for and finds it a therapeutic process. This is one of the many reasons why we love her illustrations for the first Daring Droplets book as she captures the magic of the story so very well.


Teaching

Karina studied graphic design and photography and has worked as an art teacher for over 10 years now. She has currently transitioned to online teaching, due to everything that is going on right now, in the hopes that people will carry on pursuing their artistic talents. Included in her teaching, she has run life drawing workshops, taught metal craft and many other creative skills to all ages. Find out more about art with Karina at https://www.artnow.club/.


Inspiration

Nature, sound and people are Karina’s inspirations. She has trained in permaculture design and Forest School leading, which is all about bringing people and nature together. Karina is passionate about reconnecting people with the natural world, she believes that it is so important in these times for people to develop care for our beautiful planet and the creatures we share with it.


Hobbies

Travelling and being near water is what Karina loves! She has trained as a dive master and spent most days for 3 months underwater, exploring this other world and guiding others to do so too. She has also worked at a conservation dive centre, which helped her learn about protecting and restoring coral reefs and cleaner oceans. This was one of the reasons she was drawn to illustrating ‘The Daring Droplets: World Water Cycle Team’.

Text & Characters © Tina Talbot 2018, 2019 & 2020
Illustrations © Judit Matthews 2019 & 2020
© Karina Siba 2018

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The Survival Super Squad series is printed on FSC certified paper