At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Ainhoa Montánchez to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.
What do you call your series of artworks?
– I call my series of artworks 'The beauty of everyday life'. My work celebrates the joy of life and invites us to connect with ourselves and appreciate the beauty of simplicity.
What technique have you used?
– Acrylic on canvas.
What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?
– I have a passion for travel, slow living and the human mind. This led me to create these colorful portraits that capture the personality and charisma of men and women from all over the world.
What other artists do you admire?
– I like the British artist Jack Penny. His work gives me both joy and amuses me.
Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?
– I started off studying advertising and PR and developed a professional career in communication and marketing. However, I always had a huge love for art and crafts and I started painting at the age of eight. Two years ago I started selling my own work. Recently, I quit my day job and now I have become a full-time artist and will move to Australia in a few weeks where I have my biggest market.
How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?
– Colorful, gentle and expressive.
What we love about Ainhoa Montánchez:
We love that Ainhoa Montánchez celebrates the simple things that make life good in her art. Human relations, everyday tasks and life itself. Can it be better?