I’ve known Victor Tavares for more than 25 years and I have always admired his works. He has talent, discipline and determination as I have never seen in any other professional. One of the most remarkable moments was when Victor made a painting for the VIP room in which I would receive Arnold Schwarzenegger in Brazil. Arnold, delighted with Victor`s work of art, asked me to take the painting to Los Angeles. Today, this painting is in Arnold`s office in California!
I have always been amazed by Victor Tavares`s works which illustrated my books for both children and grown-ups. I find it impressive how each detail of his work grants soul to the illustrations, utterly including its moods and nature.
Victor brings a happy admixture of stunning creativity and tremendous work ethic to every project he graces. His attention to project detail and the nuances of the characters he brings to life via illustration made believers of our editorial board and avid readers of our intended audiences. Upbeat and never short on ideas, Victor was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to being able to bring him onto future projects
I fell in love with Victor’s work the moment I saw it. I was in New York City examining countless children's books in search of an artist who could bring to life the world I was envisioning. My search was over the moment I discovered Victor's work of Victor. His talent jumped off the page. The complex and textured illustrations he created featuring exuberant characters, inventive compositions and delightful pops of color were at once modern and timeless. The vibrant worlds he imagined rich with multilayered moods evoked both introspection and wild flights of joy. Elegant and playful, the meticulous children’s book Victor created for us is a mixture of wonder and whimsy, offering readers the chance to find what is lurking within each page. Victor’s tremendous talent is pale only when compared to his genuine enthusiasm and joyous spirit.
I wish to express my enormous satisfaction of having in a highlighted spot of my home a fantastic painting by this formidable artist. With rare sensibility, he captured and reproduced an extremely important period of my life in Peru. Thank you my friend Victor. I wish you continuous success.