Amazon bestselling, award winning artist and multi-award-winning author Janina Rossiter brings her passions together in her work: painting and illustrating children's books.
As an illustrator and author, Janina was inspired to write "Diamonds, Hearts & Sea Stars!" and "123 Who’s Cleaning the Sea?" because of her concerns for our environment. She is passionate about fighting climate change, protecting nature and keeping the oceans free from plastic and other pollutants. Our future depends on our actions today.
Janina created the illustrations for the Blue Ocean Watch video ‘The Song of Life’ dealing with how sound pollution affects whales.
As an artist, she feels happiest when recreating images of the ocean in her paintings. “I hope that through my art and my love of the sea, I can make my voice heard and make a difference."
"I am Lilly and I am 11 years old. [...] My wish is that climate change and plastic pollution be taught in school from the very youngest so we can build a generation of informed children who will love and act to help the environment. I love Janina's book. It is beautifully illustrated and has informative and will be great in the classroom and for story time at home. It is in mylist of favourite environment books for children."
~ Lilly Platt, International environmental champion,
Ambassador for the Plastic Pollution Coalition, influencer
My book 1,2,3, WHO'S CLEANING THE SEA? is an educational tool to raise awareness of ocean pollution.
While forms are precise in a geometry book,
In Nature, we must take a second good look.
So step outside and open your eyes -
The shapes you see could be quite a surprise.
So let’s look together, just you and me.
I wonder which shapes we’ll be able to see.
Come on a magical journey and discover the shapes and creatures of the ocean in rhymes and riddles. You will learn about sea creatures in a fun and entertaining way, and also become aware of the man-made threats they face and how we can help to protect them. Beautifully illustrated, informative and thought provoking, this wonderful book is also great in a classroom for raising environmental awareness among children. Fun riddles will keep children's attention and motivate them to interact and learn. It teaches and motivates young and old to take action to discover and protect marine life.
An exquisitely illustrated opportunity to thinkcreatively and learn fun facts about incredible ocean creatures, threats facing their survival, and how to take action to protect them! Abudding marine biologist must-have!
~ Callie Veelenturf, Marine Conservation Biologist, National Geographic Explorer, Founder and Executive Director at The Leatherback Project
This illustration was initially created for The Marine Diaries to help them with their ecosystem project 'The Marine Ecosystem Diaries' and with the approval of Rebecca Daniel I sent the mangrove illustration to Explorers Against Extinction so it could raise money to protect wildlife. Since then it has gone on its own little journey. I'm still blown away and extremely thankful. It was exhibited 2 weeks in the leaders lounge at COP26, won the wild spaces award and is hanging at the OXO gallery in London until the end of November.
Very proud to be an official commercial supporter for The Manta Trust with my Eagle Ray and Manta Ray designs from the Art x Ocean Fusion Collection! Prints and Bikinis are available on my Etsy shop and I'm donating 5% from the sales to the Manta Trust.
More about Manta Trust and their important work here.