Anya was born and raised in Europe. From early childhood she discovered her love to draw and create hand made articles and accessories. It all started with creation of furniture and clothing for dolls and then gradually shifted to accessories for herself, friends and family. At the age of 14 she kindled quite an interest with her purse done with macrame technique that she made for a lovely lady in Germany. Then there were more woven purses, belts and ornamental flowerpots, but that very first purse she proudly remembers to this day.
For five years she attended an art school where she studied graphic art and painting. Then she studied in a college to become a fashion designer. After college Anya entered the University of Construction and Architecture where she specialized as an architect of residential and public buildings. After graduating from the university she successfully had been working as an architect for eight years. But, in the end, she realized that her passion for painting and creating designer accessories was much stronger ...
Anya now lives in beautiful and sunny California. She enjoys her life and occupation, and is always looking for the beauty in everything that surrounds her.
All her creations convey her feelings and positive emotions that her family, friends and clients appreciate very much.
Architect by education, but artist and designer by vocation, she has been studying art and craft all her life and continues to evolve to freely implement all her creative ideas...
For the past year Anya has been focusing on leatherwork like belts, pet collars and leashes, guitar straps. All of them are hand painted. Each piece she creates is one of a kind with unique pattern and artwork that can only be achieved by a true artisan of hers craft.
To meet her own high quality standards Anya started handcrafting articles from high quality leather and this is the direction she is going to implement and improve.