Art makes life better, right?

Life can be overwhelming. And please, let’s not even discuss world events these days. Ugh.

When I’m making some sort of art, I feel happy. And serene. Which is how I want you to feel when you see my work.

Welcome to my internet “house.”

So, hi, it’s me, Ani, and, well, you already know I’m an artist. I draw, paint, and sometimes make collages from my paintings. (I enjoy cutting things out!)

Nature is my inspiration. I can’t think of a better muse for my “lighthearted art.”

But why? Why do I create art?

No fancy answer. Truthfully, I don’t know any other way. It started when I was tiny and continues.

But that’s not all there is to it.

Because I also write, cook, set tables, and like to arrange things around the house to make my surroundings aesthetically pleasing.

• I paint, but I’m not strictly a painter.
• I write, but I’m not strictly a writer.
• I cook, but I’m not a chef.

Who am I?

It’s simple. I’m someone who creates with an artist’s eye. Whether in the studio, or in the kitchen, I’m bringing my artistry to whatever I’m doing.

And I want to share it with you.


“Just the facts, ma’am.”

• I grew up drawing. Always had a pencil in my hand.

• Art classes got me through high school, since I wasn’t the “popular” type.

• I went to Massachusetts College of Art. My parents did not endorse this, but I went anyway (rebel tendencies.)

• I was the worst student and failed my senior year (again with the rebel tendencies.) Imagine, if you will, my parents’ delight. I eventually graduated, but not with my class.

• After college, I accidentally became a graphic designer (self-taught.) Soon, I had a business, with clients mostly in publishing.

A few fun tidbits

• I’ve lived in five houses on the same street — one twice, years apart.

• I love to make a dinner of all appetizers (here’s my cookbook.)

• My favorite movie is Cocteau’s 1942 masterpiece, La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast.)

• Every fall, when the leaves change color, there’s a leaf-painting frenzy.

• I have no willpower when it comes to popcorn. Zero willpower.