Nadia Fisher is a self-taught artist and children’s book illustrator based in Washington, DC, who works digitally, using Procreate, and traditionally in watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil. Raised in Italy, just outside of Venice, and all over the Washington, DC area, Nadia has been creating art since she can remember, spending her childhood constantly drawing and telling stories through her illustrations. After pursuing a different career path and spending many years away from art, she found her way back to illustration when her daughter was born in 2013.
She draws her inspiration from her daughter, her own childhood memories, and her advocacy for social justice and inclusion. Creatively, she is influenced by her love of Disney movies (and all things animated) and her love of books and storytelling. Nadia is drawn to stories that evoke emotions and stories with characters with a lot of personality. Wanting to reflect the diversity in the world, Nadia wants to help normalize inclusion in children’s books. She wants children from all backgrounds to see themselves in the books they read, and she strives to instill a sense of confidence and joy in them.
When she is not drawing or painting, you can either find Nadia spending time with her husband and daughter, (probably biking or roller skating), or binge-watching shows, documentaries, and movies on Netflix. She also loves to get away from the busyness of the city by visiting nearby state parks with her family.