Hello! My name's Ángeles Ruiz.

I was born in Barcelona, Spain, on a cold winter night.

When I was a child,reading was my favorite subject at school.

That was where my passion for creating magical stories and picture books started. My mom was an artist who painted landscapes on canvas. I dearly remember playing and painting in her mom’s studio surrounded by paintbrushes and paint tubes.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and an associate degree in interior design. I paint with both traditional and digital brushes using textures and colors  to evoke magical environments and emotions. I have illustrated several books for children. Valentina and Monster is the first children’s book I wrote and illustrated. I live with my husband, my little daughter, and a grey and whitecat named Gus in a red brick house in front of the forest near the Mediterranean Sea.

If you have any questions or collaborations I would love to hear from you. You can contact me at:

hello@angelesruiz.com

My work can also be found on

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Picture Books:

Valentina and Monster..........................................(Reycraft Books, Spring 2021)
Miranda y Tato.......................................................Written by Itziar & Jorge Miranda and Nacho Rubio (Edelvives  2021)
Hillel Builds a House..............................................Written by Shoshana Lepon(Kar-Ben, summer 2020)
A Zombie Vacation ................................................Written by Lisa Rose (Apples & Honey Press, summer 2020)
The Lost Kitten .....................................................Written by Leyla Torres (Reycraft Books fall 2019)
La cigala i la formiga ..............................................Written by Salvador Comelles (Cruïlla 2019)
Abecedari poètic ...................................................Written by Salvador Comelles (Cruilla 2015)

Book Covers:

Frankie& Bug ........................................................by Gayle Forman (Aladdin, Simon & Schuster fall 2021)


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