We are extremely happy to be able to introduce you to another of our amazing Art Wow designers… Ana Clerici. Ana is an Argentinian artist currently living in Barcelona who creates stunning artwork which is recognisable for her use of textured brush strokes and bold colours. Focusing on subject matter showing feminine strength and beauty, Ana’s designs utilise bold colours to accentuate the power and diversity of women, while also adding fashion-based elements which is often an influence for her. This blog post gives just a small insight into the artist behind so many beautifully painted designs…
Please tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your name? Where are you based? What does a typical day look like to you?
My name is Ana Clerici. I am Argentine but I live in Barcelona. A normal day of mine includes having time to create new things, prepare orders, answer emails and paint.
How would you describe your style of work?
I try not to lose the texture that characterizes it, as long as that and the vibrant colours are present, I think it is enough to recognize my work.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given in life?
“Never stop creating”
What inspires you?
women, animals and nature
Is there a piece of artwork on Art Wow that you are most proud of? Why?
Mexican Colours – because it represents a trip to Mexico that I will never forget
If your artwork were music, what would it sound like?
When I work, I often find that Billie Holiday plays a lot. I think most of my works sound like a song by her.
What artist, past or present has inspired you?
Pablo Picasso is my greatest reference of the past. In the present there are many artists and colleagues who inspire me. Coco Davez, Carla Fuentes and Albert Madaula are great examples.
Who are your biggest influences?
My greatest influence ever is Henri Matisse
What was the last gift you gave someone?
A collection of coloured papers to create new things and encourage the art of someone I love very much.
How did you get started as an illustrator?
My thing was always painting. But I became an illustrator when I got my first iPad and I was able to capture everything I painted, digitally.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
A cat, without a doubt!
How did you develop your distinct style? Was it an experimental process?
It was taking shape over the years, but it always followed the same line. I always liked textures and vibrant colours and they are present in all my works.
What have been your biggest creative challenges to date?
To paint live in front of hundreds of people, and to be able to live doing what I love by making this my professional job
In one word, describe how art makes you feel.