[ATAS Artist Spotlight] Ariel Sun: “Work hard, be nice, and great things will happen”

Ariel Sun is a Brooklyn-based artist known for her vibrant, dramatic, and minimalistic digital illustrations. Her artwork is influenced by her travels, relationships with different people and the world around me, and how light interacts with objects and surfaces. When Ariel is not drawing, you can find her traveling, reading, and brewing kombucha. A motto that Ariel lives by is to “work hard, be nice, and great things will happen”.

[ATAS Artist Spotlight] Caitlin Bell Alexander: “Progress is not linear”

Caitlin Bell Alexander is an Austin-based artist known for her warm, lively, and empowering digital illustrations. Her artwork is rooted in a midcentury influence, through the lens of a modern existence. Caitlin is also inspired by observations of daily life and small wonders in the world around us. When Caitlin is not drawing, she can be found reading and treasure-hunting in thrift stores, as her love for thrift shopping has recently developed into a passion for ethical fashion. A motto that Caitlin lives by is that “progress is not linear”.

[ATAS Artist Spotlight] Marta García Navarro: “Nothing’s certain and everything possible”

Marta García Navarro is a Spanish artist known for her colorful and positive digital illustrations. Her artwork is influenced by Disney and nature. When Marta is not drawing, you can find her traveling and surfing. A motto that Marta lives by is that “nothing’s certain and everything possible”.

[ATAS Artist Spotlight] Kasturi Roy: “Empowered women, empower women”

Kasturi Roy is a New Delhi based artist known for her bright, therapeutic, and fluid watercolour illustrations. Her artwork is influenced by nature, what she reads, and her favorite songs. When Kasturi is not painting, she enjoys brand strategy, listening to music, and consuming content. Kasturi believes that “empowered women, empower women”.

[ATAS Artist Spotlight] Anna Kuptsova: “Done is better than perfect”

Anna Kuptsova is a Moscow-based artist known for her serene, vivid, romantic, and thought-provoking digital art. Her artwork is influenced by her favorite music, photographs and works of twentieth century artists, sci-fi books, and cinematography. When Anna is not drawing, you can find her riding a bicycle, reading, watching a sci-fi movie and Netflix documentaries, or playing a video game. Anna believes that “done is better than perfect” because people are usually afraid to start something new.

[ATAS Artist Spotlight] Imile Wepener: “Create the type of art that you want to see in the world”

Imile Wepener is a Kempton Park based artist known for his bright and fantasy-themed gouache illustrations. His artwork is influenced by fairytales, folk art, and song lyrics. When Imile is not drawing, he enjoys reading and watching films. A motto that Imile lives by is to “create the type of art that you want to see in the world”.

[ATAS Artist Spotlight] Khushi Chauhan: “Everyone makes mistakes, don’t be too harsh on yourself”

Khushi Chauhan is an Indian artist known for her realistic and colourful graphite and watercolor illustrations. Her artwork is influenced by diversity and what she sees in people and nature. When Khushi is not drawing, she enjoys listening to her favorite music. Khushi’s motto is that “everyone makes mistakes, don’t be too harsh on yourself”.

[ATAS Artist Spotlight] Lily Milan: “Anyone can do art, it just takes practice and motivation”

Lily Milan is a British artist known for her deep, colourful, and self-expressive Copic marker illustrations. Her artwork is inspired by Studio Ghibli, various Instagram artists, illustrators, and graphic novels. When Lily is not drawing, she enjoys playing piano, cooking, and watching TV shows. A motto that Lily goes by is that “anyone can do art, it just takes practice and motivation”.

[ATAS Artist Spotlight] Anneliese Alonso: “Everything in balance”

Anneliese Alonso is an Ontario-based artist known for her playful, whimsical, and pastel digital art. Her artwork is influenced by pop culture, cute things, emotional music, and nature. When Anneliese is not drawing, she enjoys playing video games, watching Netflix, and drinking bubble tea. A motto that Anneliese lives by is “everything in balance”.

[ATAS Artist Spotlight] Ameena Fareeda: “Dream, Hope, Forward”

Ameena Fareeda is a Maryland-based artist known for her happy, vibrant, and playful digital art. Her artwork is influenced by the smaller things in life and being drawn to patterns and colors. When Ameena is not drawing, she enjoys making different forms of art, such as screen printing, but also likes listening to music and reading. Words that Ameena lives by are “dream, hope, forward”.