Artist and illustrator Ana Stankovic-Fitzgerald was born in Serbia and studied Fine Arts (Painting), Print Making and Sculpture at the University of Visual & Performing Arts in Belgrade. She moved to London in 1997 and teaches Fashion Drawing and Illustration at London College of Fashion, where she has been a tutor since 2003.
Ana is passionate about the 'craft' of drawing. Her extensive knowledge and expertise in utilising and experimenting with various media including charcoal, ink, watercolours, collage, markers, pastels, acrylics, oils and Photoshop techniques - as well as 'unusual' media like make-up & food - enable her to keep her teaching at London College of Art both relevant and inspirational.
Scouting around for 'old-school' drawing skills in the lead up to the publication of The Adventures of Sid Sawyer, we were thrilled to discover Ana and her work and even happier when she agreed to illustrate Catherine Hiller's novel. She has worked on 9 original drawings for The Adventures of Sid Sawyer, Catherine Hiller taking her inspiration straight from the text. The beautifully executed pen and ink works have been given a vintage feel with light colour washes, which bring the characters and their surroundings alive, while subtly referencing the period in which the story's action is set.
Ana is a member of the Association of Illustrators. Her work has featured extensively in shows and figures in several private collections. In 2001 she was selected for the ‘Best of British Illustration'. Her work has been exhibited at venues and events abroad and in the UK - including the Royal College of Art, Graduate Fashion Week, the Association of Illustrators Exhibition and Abbot Mead Vickers BBDO. She has had commissions published in magazines, books, as advertisements and in corporate literature. The Sid line drawings, some of which are shown below, are her first illustrations for a novel.
We're developing more projects with Ana and have a series of prints in the pipeline.