Anna Marcantel is a self-taught abstract artist and owner of AM Original Art. She turned her creative passions and hobbies into a business when she began receiving requests for commissioned pieces. Anna has had her work displayed at Boulevard 574 as Artist of the Month and has sold her unique style of abstract canvas pieces and painted bottles at several farmer’s markets in Anaheim. She continues to set up at fairs and festivals every month, grateful for the opportunity to connect with local art enthusiasts. She created Paint & Libate as a way to bring together anyone looking to have a great time exploring the creative genius that lies within them!
As a small town girl, Eva grew up in Northern California dreaming of becoming an animator. She taught herself to draw cartoons due to a lack of resources in her rural environment. In 2000 Eva moved to Los Angeles with nothing in her pocket but a dream. Her love for art grew and she began face painting, creating caricatures on the side of 2 part time jobs. After nearly 7 years she decided to quit her part time jobs to focus on her art. In 2013 she opened shop with a business partner to sell for makers & artists on consignment. After 2 successful years of selling for industry professionals, animators and rising artists, Eva opened fan*alley to hone in on the geek side of art. Though her shop was only open just shy of a year, she realized overhead, being in a small shop 5-6 days a week, wasn’t what she wanted. Now Eva hosts monthly pop ups that have an “Artist Alley” feel and helps curate shows/galleries at comic book shops, retails stores, gaming studios and more. In February 2016 she hosted her first annual Ground Zero Animation Expo featuring top animators from the industry to share about their work & give advice through panels & speaking to aspiring artists one on one. The event was such a success, the Expo will be a 2 day event in 2017. Eva’s goal is to continue doing what she loves while helping her fellow artists out, creating new opportunities for artists, and selling/sharing/teaching her art.