When I was graduating from the Faculty of Philology and Arts, if someone had told me I would be a children’s books illustrator, I would not have believed him. I was preparing for a career as a mosaic master or fresco painter, and I never dreamed of working as an illustrator. It all started after my two solo exhibitions, where visitors asked me if I was doing illustrations.
I heard the same question many times, so I decided to give it a try. I have always loved a good story or fairy tale, as well as drawing animals or completely fantastic creatures from personal mythology. So I combined what I love and started a new chapter in my work.
Tijana was born in 1987 in city of Niš, Serbia. She graduated in 2010 from Faculty of Philology and Arts from University of Kragujevac on the study group for mural painting, and in 2011 she completed master studies on same faculty with the degree: master of applied arts. Her main interests are mosaics and drawings.