Annya Karina Marttinen is a 23 year old freelance illustrator & designer.
She is from Canada but currently reside in Southern Ontario. Annya received her diploma in graphic design in 2013 but recently she spend most of her time painting & being the bunny mother of Oats, Peaches and Olive. Her work is mainly inspired by quiet everyday moments and vintage fashion. She mainly work in both traditional and digital mediums.
“My life is and has always ceased to be solitary, so a life of dreaming has greatly shaped my work. In this I become inspired by animals, plants, and the beautiful people I see in films. I have always been inspired by classic books and their delicate and intricate descriptions. My surroundings effect me greatly so I try hard to make sure my bedroom from which I work is always clean and filled with inspiration. I simply cannot work or be happy in a messy or dark space! I collect a lot of prints/postcards of my favorite illustrators, mainly Emily Martin. I seem to own so many of her prints! There’s also a lot of old fairytale illustrations from the 18th and 19th centuries on my walls. These eras and subject matter inspire me greatly. I also have a closet full of beautiful vintage items such as night-gowns, silky blouses, midi-skirts, cardigans and so on. They really have inspired me to paint clothing from different eras. My paintings of dreamy girls are, more often than not, in another time period fashion-wise”. Annya Karina Marttinen