Under her artistic name, ivonneyavapa develops creative learning projects and children's books promoting educational, creative, and social spaces. After completing a degree in Fashion Design in Bogotá, Ivonne continued her career in art in the United Kingdom in 2007. She completed a bachelor's degree in Illustration and Visual Communication at the University of Westminster. Subsequently, she earned a Master's degree in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts in 2017. Ivonne has received distinctions, including the International Children's Book Illustration Contest of Nami Island in South Korea. Since 2015, she has exhibited for Transport For London Art on the Underground.
In her practice, she explores and creates images and characters connecting existing places and characters and inventing imaginary illustrated worlds. Her emphasis is on creating unique characters inspired by her Latin American culture and heritage, using vibrant colors, shapes, and patterns, and the main technique of brush and ink and digital work. Ivonne works as a freelancer on cultural, educational, and illustrated album projects for various clients and leads art workshops in person, interactive, and remote formats.
Residencia El Boga: The Map of La Perla
Ivonne proposes to create an illustrated children's map of Mompox, showcasing the architecture and the most emblematic and popular places of the city to encourage children's knowledge, creativity, collaboration, and sense of belonging to their city and its cultural and architectural heritage.