Ana Ortiz is an exciting new Madrid born mixed-media artist currently living and working in the UK. With a background in Technical Architecture and Building Engineering, Ana enjoys applying her formal training into more experimental forms of art, exploring a new freedom in contemporary materials. Ana came to England in 2012 and launched herself as an independent artist in 2020 with immediate accolades.
Increasingly aware of the challenges now facing mankind, Ana uses her art to highlight both the beauty and fragility of our changing planet. Her work is predominantly inspired by the artists' annual summer visits to the picturesque region of North Spain and its beautiful coastline. Her work reflects the vibrant green and turquoise colours captured in aerial viewpoints of the sea and sand, close-up details of coral and the shallow blue iridescent waters captured during her snorkelling in the cold Atlantic waters. Her more recent work has been inspired by the Balearic Islands and the stunning beaches of Devon and Cornwall. Her long-term love affair with the sea has been recorded through her original experiments in fluid art, alcohol ink, original compositions in epoxy resin and her textured mixed media paintings combining acrylic with sand, shells and coral from the regions.
Ana has quickly established a loyal international following and she was recently published in a new art book 'What inspires art?'