Viola was born and raised in Beijing, China. After completing her first degree in oil painting, she moved to London. During her ten years here, she has studied further degrees and worked as a Graphic Designer. Viola recently completed the Children’s Book Illustration MA at Cambridge School of Art, before going on to win the Sebastian Walker Award, and is now very excited to begin her new career as a children’s book Author/ Illustrator. She loves the multicultural environment in London and is fascinated by the people she meets here, to the point where diversity and equality have become her main focus – understanding where we come from and learning about other cultures.