Hello! 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 and food. I have done work inspired by everything from Spider webs in Acton park, and Dante’s Divine Comedy, fruit from my day job in a specialist grocery store to dying houseplants and confusing relationships.
A recent series of ink drawings were done whilst in the middle of a panic attack, an attempt at exploring creativity during alternate states of consciousness. A lot of my work is done in a similar colour pallet of Teal and Red providing a continuous story line of colour. I work mostly in ink or acrylic on collaged flat surfaces or in a more sculptural way on recycled items.
Current works in progress include a painted mannequin inspired by Rumi and a Pomegranate as well as a multimedia painting that has a musical element.
I am a freelance illustrator for the British Psychological society magazine (The Psychologist), a chalkboard artist for Natoora and draw a comic called London Life about life as single Millennial woman with a lot of plants, inspired by the author Jose Saramago.
I studied Fine Art at DeMontfort University from 2004-2008
Anthropology at the University of East London from 2011-2014
Anthropology evening class from 2009-now
I also briefly did a business course run by the Princes Trust.
I am currently learning Italian for the purpose of expanding ones horizons.