I made art growing up in Venezuela, took studio classes as an undergraduate, and continued to find creative outlets while working at my first career in environmental law. I was lucky enough to do what I loved, protecting the oceans at the U.S. Department of Justice and the non-profit group Oceana. Now I'm even luckier to be painting, writing and drawing for kids.
I also write middle grade novels. My work-in-progress, JACKED, is an #ownvoices science fiction/ cyberpunk story.
I can be found elsewhere on the nets:
- Create One a Day (daily journal of one creative item I have made)
- Twitter (@artsylliu)
- Instagram (@sylliu)
- Kidlit411 (kidlit resource website I help run)
Norfolk Academy Annual Art Show (2010-2018)
New Waves 2012 Exhibit, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Spring 2012)
18 Ideas for a Successful Book Launch (Writer's Digest, Dec. 2016)
A Morning with Grandpa Blog Tour (April 2016)
Kidlit 411 Interview with Elaine Kiely Kearns and Sylvia Liu - Writer's Rumpus interviews us about our kidlit resource site (June 2014)
Picture a Book with Yvonne Mes - Australian author Yvonne Mes asks me about the Lee and Low award (Feb 2014)
Miss Marple's Musings - Joanna Marple asks me about my illustrations (Sept. 2013)