Giles Laroche

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Giles Laroche is a children’s book illustrator and fine artist who lives and works in Salem, Massachusetts and Washington, New Hampshire.

Giles fell in love with books and drawing at a very young age. Growing up, he loved to sketch the mountains and buildings around the the New Hampshire town he lived in. He attended the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, where he later worked for twelve years in the children’s art program. Giles combines elements from cubism and surrealism
to bring depth to his art. Nicknamed “the paper architect,” he uses cut-paper to create his bas-relief illustrations. Each element is first drawn, then cut out and painted before the works are assembled. The overlapping layers create a three-dimensional effect.

Giles’ illustrations have been featured in The Art Institute of Chicago, the New York Society of Illustrators, and the DeCordova Museum.

To see more of Giles Laroche’s art, please visit his website.

Jair Hernandez