© Ann Dewulf

From The New York Times book review on “A Life of Color“:
“Ramos’s lovely, playful art pulls off the tricky task of evoking Delaunay’s while standing strongly on its own.”

– Maria Russo, “New York Times” –

Fatinha Ramos is an award-winning Antwerp-based illustrator and visual artist originally from Portugal. After working in art direction and design for twelve years, she took a giant leap and followed her dream, working full-time as an illustrator. Since then, her work has appeared all over the world and received awards from the Society of Illustrators NY, 3×3 (Magazine of Contemporary Illustration), Communication Arts, Global Illustration Award, World Illustrations Awards, White Ravens and many more.

Open-minded and full of creative somersaults, she tears down all the classic conventions avoiding the dangerous pitfalls of clichés. She takes us on a journey through her poetic imaginary world of singular textures and rich colors. Her strong conceptual illustrations and surreal compositions create a unique universe.
Fatinha has worked her magic on children’s books, covers, posters, editorials, advertising, fashion, animation and diverse personal projects.

Welcome to the wondrous world of Fatinha.

“I create from the heart. I want to touch people through
emotive compositions, and if possible,
contribute to a better and more beautiful world… “

– Fatinha Ramos –


2019/2018/ 2017/ 2016/ 2015. 3×3 Mag; New York, US
2019/2018. Shortlisted World Illustration Award, AOI, UK
2019. Selected Biennial of Illustration Bratislava 2019
2019. Selected Sharjah Children’s Books Illustrations Festival, United Arab Emirates
2019/ 2017. Communication Arts magazine, US
2019. Selected “The Children Spectators” for Bologna Children’s Book Fair – partner of the four-year project “Mapping – A map on the aesthetics of performing arts for early years “, Bologna, Italy
2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016. Society of Illustrators, New York, US
2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016. Winner Creative Quarterly, New York, US
2019. Society of Illustrators LA, US
2018. The White Ravens
2018/ 2017/2016. Global Illustration Awards, Frankfurt Buchmesse, Germany
2017. Bronze Lion in Design, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, France
2017. Nami Island International Book Illustration Awards, Korea
2016. Best of the Best Hiii Illustration, China
2016. Lürzer’s Archive selected “200 Best Illustrators worldwide 2016/2017”
2016/ 2015. International Illustration Competition, São João da Madeira, Portugal
2012. Winner Design/Illustrations International, UK
2008. Winner Logo Art Nouveau Museum from Aveiro, Portugal
2003. CCB Creativity Golden Award, Belgium
2000. Gold Award Cover Young Designer Awards, Portugal


2018. “The Wondrous World of Fatinha”, Art Noveau Museum, Aveiro, Portugal
2018. House of Innovation, Antwerp, Belgium
2018. Bologna Art Fair 2018 : “Sonia Delaunay. A Life Of Color”, Edizioni Fatatrac at Libreria Giannino Stoppani, Bologna, Italy
2017. “Selva”, Kornél, Antwerp, Belgium
2015. “Douro Art Fair”, Fundação Eça de Queirós, Douro, Portugal
2014. “Unbreakable”, Antwerp, Belgium / Unbreakable, Oporto, Portugal
1984. “Portraits”, Child Orthopedic Hospital, Coimbra, Portugal


2019. Picture Festival, Ilustration On The Move’, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
2019. ‘Sharjah Exhibition for Children’s Books Illustrations’, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2019.‘O wonder, klein wonder’, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
2019. “llustrating life IV-2019” International Illustration & Contemporary Life, Beijing, China
2019. “Revolução” Motim, Salón do Libro Infantil e Xuvenil de Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain
2019. “Hiii” Illustration, Beijing, China
2019. “Ceres”, Hof De Bist Castle, Antwerp, Belgium
2019. “Illustrators 61 Exhibit – Book and Editorial”, Society of Illustrators, New York
2018. “World Illustration Awards 2018”, AOI, Somerset House, London
2018. “De Mooiesten het de land.”, Villa Verbeelding / Imagination Museum, Hasselt, Belgium
2017. “The Original Art”, Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York, USA.
2017. Guest Illustrator at “Illustrating Life III 2017”, Prince Gong’s Mansion, Ministry of Culture, Beijing, China.
2017. “Antwerpen Haantjes”, Havana, Cuba
2017. “My Petite Bourgeois Revolution”, Northern Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
2017. “Nami concours finalists “, Nami Islands, Korea
2017. “55th annual Illustration West “, Society of Illustrators L.A, USA
2016. “Comic & Cartoon Art Annual”, Museum of Illustration, New York, USA
2016. “Portugal Ilustrado”, Santiago Compostella, Spain
2016. “Opening new expo t´Werkhuys”, Antwerp, Belgium
2016. ” I want to ride my bicycle”, University Aveiro, Portugal
2015. “Grafixx” , Antwerp, Belgium
2015. “Infinity”, São João da Madeira, Portugal
2015. “Women in Innovation”, Como, Italy
2015. “Venezia Project 2015”, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy
2015. “Portugal Ilustrado”, Porto Cruz, Gaia, Oporto, Portugal
2015. “Douro Art Fair”, Douro Region, Portugal
2015. “Bienal of Gaia”, Oporto, Portugal
2015. “One armed man: Monsters” Antwerp, Belgium
2015. “Picturale”, Ronse, Belgium
2014. “Portugal Ilustrado”, Oporto, Portugal
2014. “One armed man: the year 2025” Antwerp, Belgium
2013. “Mail me art”, Artefact Gallery, London, UK
2013. “One armed man: Pinup”, Antwerp, Belgium
2013. “Relics Event – Kunst Festival”, Antwerp, Belgium
2007. “Collective Canvas Exhibition”, Antwerp, Belgium


2019. “Love Arount The World”, Fleur Pierets, Sic Foot Press, New York, US
2019. “Woordenwolken”; Winny Ang, Sesam, Belgium
2018. “Black Girl Magic”, Dalilla Hermans , Davidsfonds, Belgium
2018. “De Vogel in Mijn Haa”, Karl van den Broeck , Davidsfonds, Belgium
2017. “Sonia Delaunay. A life of Color”, Cara Manes, MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art New York), USA
2017. “Ik Ben Heel Veel Liefde”, Wally De Doncker, Davidsfonds (WPG), Belgium
2016. “Fábulas de La Fontaine”, Porto Editora, Portugal
2016. “Contos”, witten by Eça de Queirós, published by Porto Editora, Portugal
2015. “Conto da Ilha Desconhecida”, José Saramago, Porto Editora, Portugal
2015. “A Aia”, Eça de Queirós, Porto Editora, Portugal
2014. “Op Zoek naar Yori”; Winny Ang, Sesam, Belgium