I'm Ana Rosa Louis and I'm a 31 yr old West London based artist and illustrator.
My work is influenced by my studies in Anthropology, Jungian psychology, witchcraft, food symbolism and exploration of Love from a Sufi perspecive.
My personal background is very mixed ethnically, I have English, Dutch/ Portuguese, Indian/Sri lankan roots. Everyone asks so I'm telling you, but it doesn't mean that much to me as an artist.
I am a freelance illustrator for the British Psychological society magazine (The Psychologist), a chalkboard artist/retail assistant for Natoora and draw a comic called London Life about life as single Millennial woman who collects house plants, inspired by the author Jose Saramago.
I have a new blog at anarosalouis.blogspot.com writing about my journey as a person rather that focusing on my art work.
I will be volunteering with Projects Abroad in Calabria for 2 weeks in May as part of a Refugee Integration program.
Curriculum Vitae (Creative)
Fine Art Foundation and Degree at DeMontfort University from 2004-2008
Anthropology at the University of East London from 2011-2014
Anthropology evening class from 2009-now
Enterprise Scheme business course: The Princes Trust.
Learning Italian using Babbel and Duolingo
The Kids cookery school, Acton 2009
W3 Gallery 2013-2015
Fine Art Ba Degree Show: DeMontfort University 2008
Mini-art shows at Summer Fairs Leicester 2008-9
We Are W3 2013,
The Gender Agenda 2013,
Refugee Week 2013,
We Are W3 part 2 2015
Affordable Art fair Xmas 2017,
@ the W3 Gallery Acton 2013-2018
Art and Craft shows/festivals @ The Rocket, The Kings Head, The Station House, Ealing Broadway
with Freshnest Entertainment 2013-2015
Art/Crafts show with The Onironauts (collaboration) @ Surya Kings Cross and New Cross Inn 2015
Craft show @ The Rocket Xmas 2014-2016
Pintar Rapido 2015-2016 London
The Indoor Garden of Millennial Delights- My Solo exhibition Feb 2018 @ W3 Gallery Acton, London
Empowerment: by Creative Debuts @ The Black and White Space, Shoreditch
Ran Art workshops for local kids in The Rocket pub and The Kings Head Pub 2013-2014
Babysitting- mostly for creative kids with Dyslexia.