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I'm an artist/illustrator/writer living in Urbana, IL. I graduated in Fine and Applied Arts/Painting from the U of I.
I'm currently involved in writing and illustrating a children's book but, as mentioned, am involved in a variety of artistic endeavors. You may refer to my painting website (listed below) if you're interested in purchasing original art, or contact me through the 40North website for illustration projects, art lessons, and writing-related services.
As mentioned, I am able to assist you with children's book illustration services or help in an advisory capacity for writing - everything from kids' material through adult fiction. In addition to ghostwriting, my strengths are helping to develop storylines, characters, and dialogue to help advance your project.
I'm able to create/assist with song lyrics as well, having played in a band for several years.
Finally, if you're interested in art lessons, I offer drawing and painting lessons for beginners through advanced.

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Anat is a self-taught artist, focusing on street art: murals and street painting in particular. In another lifetime, she was an office worker, never dreaming of actually doing something else, especially not art related! She never thought she could make a living while doing her art, but when she started offering her artistic services four years ago, it became obvious that was her thing. One project led to the other, and every gig was a step up.

Anat paints mostly with brushes, using latex (house paint), acrylics, tempera, and also uses pastels, pens, markers and even does digital work on her tablet. She painted over 400 murals throughout Houston and beyond, including public spaces like interstate highways, bridges, buildings, schools, churches and more.

In 2011, Anat was the featured artist in the Houston Via Colori international street painting festival, and participated in numerous national and international street painting and mural festivals in the USA and beyond. She promotes public art through participating in larger and smaller venues doing street painting and mural work, and donates her time and talent whenever she can. Anat keeps on painting on walls and on pavement in Houston and surrounding areas as well as in other cities and countries. While traveling and doing some work anywhere needed, Anat mostly focuses in beautifying the city she now calls home, Houston.

Anat was born in 1971 in Israel, and lives in Houston since 2007.
She lives with her husband, teenage son and their 5 cats.

I was born and raised in Chicago. I attended Columbia College where I received my BS in Fine Art. Upon graduation I taught preschool, ages 3 and 4, for four years at the McGaw YMCA of Evanston. It was then that I realized I wanted to become an art teacher, so I enrolled in the graduate program at Illinois State University where I received my MS in Art Education and Art Therapy. Upon graduation, I worked in an Alzheimer's unit organizing art activities and therapy groups for one year. In 2004 I started teaching art to grades 9 – 12 at Iroquois West High School in Gilman, Illinois, where I am presently employed. I am in my ninth year of teaching, and recently received national certification. I have also been a member of the Illinois Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association since 1998.

I currently show my paintings at Aroma Cafe in Champaign, Illinois, Beads and Botanicals in Urbana, Illinois, and at Po Boys BBQ restaurant also in Urbana, Illinois. I show my work regularly at Artists Against Aids, and have participated in shows held at Indi Go Gallery, The IMC, and at The Coffeehouse in Normal, Illnois.

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