Anastasia Smith, Artist and Illustrator
Anastasia was raised in Katy, TX where she began drawing at a very early age. When she entered her school years she quickly found a home in the arts department where her natural talents were encouraged and groomed by her teachers and supportive family.
After graduating with various awards for excellency in art, Anastasia attended the prestigious Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, NJ where she worked her way through their Sequential Arts and Illustration curriculum. After three sleepless years she was one of only 22 out of an original class of 179 to complete the difficult course study and graduate in 2002.
Anastasia has worked as a cartoonist and is currently the lead artist on a role-playing game that is in development. She is also beginning a children’s book based on a bedtime story from her husband’s youth. Her work can be found in several private homes and collections. While comic work is a major part of her life, Anastasia also works extensively in other genre. Wildlife art, fantasy art and pet portraiture are currently the main focus of her time, although she does dabble in batiking and jewelry design. Her weapons of choice are inks, watercolor, acrylics and color pencil.
Many of Anastasia’s artworks are inspired by the photos she takes with her trusty Canon. She considers herself an amateur photographer, but enjoys capturing the beauty of nature. She currently resides in beautiful Colorado with her husband, her dog and two cats.