official website of author, illustrator b. loiacono featuring her debut book The Masterpiece
what happens when your light goes out? where does the power to continue come from? and who decides who you are anyway?
the masterpiece is (one part of) the story of Bea an ethereal, bright little girl who grew up believing things outside the lines and lost herself.
drawn entirely with b. loiacono’s
non-dominant left hand _a homage to error and no sense_ the masterpiece is an autobiographical account of truth, oddness and spirit.
when the lights go out inside
when the world closes in
when you fall
and it is DARK
things feel scary
things feel unsure
you could use a hug but it is nowhere
to be found
you are in the dark.
o DARK is a lyrical story of befriending the sad +finding the light in black.
the colour book
the colour book is an expression of colour through the feeling of colour.
the book follows four characters called the Twinkles as they wholeheartedly embody the spirit of each colour in different ways.
written for pre-schoolers
the colour book is a playful expression of viewing colour as sensation.
by the age of 5 B had observed that if you combined pictures +words on a page +gave them to someone it made them feel something. this discovery became B's way of sharing herself with the world.
it wasn't until a science degree then a left step into design +a hop step leap into illustration +writing that she discovered this could be her life.
describing her mind as a place of pictures +her hunger for creative expression as a way of life B interprets the world with an individual flavour that speaks to your soul.
B loves to create stories that focus on a central character or theme. she works initially in black ink then introduces collage, watercolour, pencil or oil before refining her work digitally.
B lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons, a golden kelpie +a house full of plants.