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My name is Ana and I am originally from Spain. A long time ago, I studied Industrial Engineering and Product Design and ended up working designing products and processes for the Medical Device industry. I have always been interested in trying and learning other skills: sewing, knitting, woodworking, baking, photography, but during the pandemic, I gave a go to watercolour painting and it did stick.
In 2021, I decided to pause my career as engineer to focus on illustration. I now focus most of my work in researching and illustrating the buildings that are meaningful to our community.
My aim is to discover and showcase all of the amazing architecture and small businesses that surround us.
Lola is my cat, my quality control manager and my lovely companion.
My originals and prints have been produced all the best materials that I can find to my knowledge.
I use 100% cotton cold press for my originals, preferably Canson Heritage paper to ensure a long lasting piece.
My watercolour paints are always artists/professional grade, mainly Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton to ensure maximum durability and lightfastness.
The environment is important to me.
All my prints are 100% cotton which is recyclable.
Some of my prints are sold with a cardboard backing also recyclable as well as my shipping envelopes, all made 100% of paper and recycled paper.
In order to maintain the quality and preserve the prints and greeting cards, I wrap them in cellophane bags. These cello bags are made of Nativa, which is 100% compostable as per EN13432 in industrial composting systems.
When shipping framed commissions, all my packaging is post-consumer cardboard and due to this, it may have old labels and some signs of wear, but I try to reuse as much as possible what already exists in my household, to prevent from using up more brand new packaging.