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Hello, I’m Adriana. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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When I was 5, my mom told me I was a good artist. The next day during recess, I told my kickball partner what my mom had said, and asked if she thought so too. ”Nope,” she replied. ”Your mom has to say that cause she’s your mom, but she’s lying.” I spent the rest of recess crying under the slide. Then I went home and drew until bedtime. Lessons are sometimes best learned as a 5 year old — particularly ones about not letting the playground bullies get you down.

TODAY
I’m an artist. Since the moment I first picked up a paintbrush, I was drawn to painting the pets I remembered, the people I loved, and the places that formed me. And it wasn’t long before I wanted to do the same thing for…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 25
  • Joined May 13, 2010

Favorite materials

paint, canvas, acrylic

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About

Hello, I’m Adriana. Thanks so much for stopping by.

STORY TIME
When I was 5, my mom told me I was a good artist. The next day during recess, I told my kickball partner what my mom had said, and asked if she thought so too. ”Nope,” she replied. ”Your mom has to say that cause she’s your mom, but she’s lying.” I spent the rest of recess crying under the slide. Then I went home and drew until bedtime. Lessons are sometimes best learned as a 5 year old — particularly ones about not letting the playground bullies get you down.

TODAY
I’m an artist. Since the moment I first picked up a paintbrush, I was drawn to painting the pets I remembered, the people I loved, and the places that formed me. And it wasn’t long before I wanted to do the same thing for others.

What began as painting a few pet portraits for gifts has become my business and my life. So, why pets? I’ve always seen our dogs and cats as beacons of authenticity and unconditional love. And as I’ve painted them one-by-one, I’ve learned so much about beauty, humor, being an artist, and living my own life in a more authentic way. Cheesy? Yes. 100% true? Absolutely.

Now I have a big goal: I’m painting 350 pets, one paw at a time. And you’ll find the whole journey right here on my blog (www.adrianawillsie.com/blog).

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