News and Reviews

Below are links to reviews, launches, and events relating to published works.
For updates on projects on the drawing table, please follow me on Instagram @ireneluxbacher

"Accompanying each poem is a stunning illustration from Luxbacher that uses a mix of watercolor and collage. The images are bright and soft, evocative of playfulness, and simultaneously hazy like a warm memory." ... read more

"Hohn contrasts Caribbean and Canadian cultures tenderly, with deep understanding of both, and she and Luxbacher have created a sweet immersive and loving book that will beneift both young new arrivals to a country and those just meeting them." ... read more

"Transitions, transformations, and distinctive perspectives are elegantly evoked in Luxbacher's signature watercolour, acrylic, and collage illustrations. The text poetically expresses feelings of dislocation, vulnerability, and strength." ... read more

"Masterful artwork and nuanced verse invite readers to hold their breath and dive deep."... read more

"Outstanding mixed-media collages and a thoughtful text create a distinctive book that rises far above most tributes to grandparental love."... read more

"From tiny discoveries to one big treasure, the natural world delights at every turn"... read more

"Deep Underwater took shape as a life raft, and the process of writing it was a way to safely explore the depths of my feelings without getting lost and drowning in them."... read more

"Aunt Pearl takes a similar approach with the tale of an older homeless relative who finds temporary shelter inside a child's suburban home. Aunt Pearl wears a raspberry beret covered in buttons with sayings like "Normal People Scare Me," and roots through the neighborhood garbage, finding treasure in what has been tossed away. Luxbacher's artwork conjures a child's point of view, with its textured overgrown gardens and mountains of junk on the verge of a landslide." ... read more

"Treasure is a feel-good story in the best possible way. It is satisfying to see the children persevere and finally come upon a glorious scene. There is so much beauty on every page – you could discover countless nature treasures perusing the two-page spreads that show each of the children's stops along the way" ... read more

Scroll to Top