‘In Bloom’ by Ana Bagayan
Artist: Ana Bagayan
Title: ‘In Bloom’
Medium: Oil on Wood Panel
Dimensions: 14″ x 11″
Year of Creation: 2019
About the Artwork:
“I was working on this painting about the return of Spring when the Painted Ladies butterflies migrated across California. I decided to incorporate them into the artwork to encapsulate the event. The artwork features bees and butterflies hovering around an ethereal figure, covered in flowers. At the top of the chain sits the bird, feeding on the insects.” – Ana Bagayan
About the Artist:
Ana Bagayan is a formally trained illustrator and fine artist from Los Angeles, CA. Born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1983, she immigrated to the USA at the age of six with her family and earned a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design. Ana’s artwork is inspired by the ethereal – E.T.s, aliens, spirits, ghosts, intergalactic space creatures, anything that hints at the idea that we are just a small part of the unimaginably vast Universe.
Ana began her art career illustrating for ad agencies, brands, and publications such as Spin, Rolling Stone, Publicis Mojo, Diesel, Honda, Mighty Fine, Sydney Symphony, Young Guns, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Saatchi & Saatchi, Weiden & Kennedy London, GQ, Men’s Health, SONY BMG, among others.
Her original paintings have since been exhibited worldwide for over a decade, from Billy Shire‘s La Luz de Jesus gallery in Los Angeles to Takashi Murakami‘s Hidari Zingaro gallery in Tokyo.
She has received numerous awards from American Illustration and Communication Arts awards, as well as Gold Ozzie Award, SILA, and Eckersleys Award.
Ana currently lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and two dogs. When she’s not painting, she is making webcomics and training in krav maga!