Maria is a freelance illustrator based in London. Heavily influenced by the natural world, with a subtle hint of Scandinavian style, Maria enjoys exploring the various tactile qualities of colour, pattern and texture. Through stamp design and paper cut-outs, to highly intricate detailed illustrations, Maria's sensitive and thoughtful designs seem to grow organically, forming layers of intrigue, providing a beautiful, fresh, contemporary appeal.
Reviews of Pittipat's Saucer of Moon
"Evoking a Maurice Sendak-like dreamscape this night-time rhyme is packed with clever language and definitely deserves to be read aloud... lovely and magical." — Books for Keeps
"Highly recommended for Geraldine McCaughrean's lilting prose and Maria Nilsson's dreamy pictures." — The Times
"Beautiful" — Bookbag
"Cleverly worded by Geraldine McCaughrean and cleverly illustrated in line, shapes and colour by Maria Nilsson." — School Librarian
"Attractive, swirling lines and delicious gold and blue-green colours add to the pleasure for younger readers." — Carousel