About Landmane Illustrations - Children's Illustrator, Midlands
name is Anna Landmane. And I am a artist, illustrator, designer.
Wolverhampton ( West Midlands) based. I am originally from my home
country Riga, Latvia. It's the place where I spent my childhood and
grew up together with my older brother and younger sister.
My love to Art- Nouveau and Surrealism art styles has inspired my own
style and imaginative characters that I like to draw. There is
inspiration all around us, little everyday things what could be later
transformed into artwork.
I have been creative as long as I can remember myself..
Starting with my time at school. The teachers always entered
me in drawing competitions. I remember how other children use to admire
my drawings, by looking over my shoulder. Funny, because I am left
handed, what seemed unusual to others, rare at the time. Nobody else
was left handed in my class.After school next step was Art Collage.
Riga School of Art and Crafts where I did study for 4 years.
I spent half year in textiles, but it wasn't really my thing. Therefore
I change department to Metal Ware, to learn jewellery making, designing
trade. I quite enjoyed my time at art collage. All the creative
atmosphere and like minded people, positive vibes that surrounded me.
Good things inspired me on the way of becoming an artist.
I took a break to really understand what I wanted to do next .And learn
not to rush into anything before I am sure, I have
made the right decision. After a while I found out about Wolverhampton
University ( BA Hons Illustration Course). Then I decided to
apply, sent off my application and got in. Later I started my next
journey towards becoming an illustrator. Time at University has been
inspirational and I have explored many new things through my
study. Overall it has been positive experience for me. As I am where I
am now. Starting my own creative business, following my passion. Making
my goals and dreams reality.
Apart from all creative stuff- making, creating, designing, drawing, I
am Mum to my lovely son Aleksis, 4 and half years old. My everyday life
is as normal as any other mums. Things like cooking dinner, dealing
with ups and downs, bath-time, bedtime story with lots off cuddles and
kisses. I love to be creative and my son loves it too. It is so
exciting to watch and see all these different creative interests
developing in him. My little Artist.
Even if you think you can or can't draw, take your papers, paints,
pencils out today. And start doodling, scribbling, drawing something.
Discover your inner Artist. Believe me, there is one in You. Art is
beauty. Art is life. Art is passion. Art is lifestyle. Art is healing
source. And so many other things. Art is all around us. So keep your
eyes and heart open to not miss that moment when your creative spirit
arrives. It sure will, at some point.