Founded in 2018, Anaya Arts Inc. is an innovative art brand based in Ottawa, Canada. What began as minimalist afro-centric art has evolved into art inspired by representation on a wider scale. We take pride in representing different groups of people, communities, pop culture, lifestyles and so much more!
We're on a mission to create an inclusive art space and become your go-to for wall art prints and canvas.
But Anaya Arts is more than just art; it's about creative self expression. We aim to look at things from the point of view of a diverse society and to challenge default standards. At our core, we aim to represent the underrepresented while empowering and inspiring through creative expression!
"Diverse representation is important for everyone. We want to do our part in creating art that will continuously fill the gaps and be more of a reflection of the world today." -Fiona, founder & lead artist
ABOUT THE FOUNDER:
Fiona is a self-proclaimed artist that spent a lot of her childhood days doodling...on everything! As the doodles matured into unique and intricate drawings, so did her confidence and the recognition of a budding talent.
Through this journey of self reflection and discovery, Anaya Arts was born. What began as a mindless hobby has evolved into a brand that continues to brighten walls, one art at a time.
Fiona Khaemba is the founder & creative director of Anaya Arts; an art & apparel brand that is inspired by representation. Her vision is to not only empower the black community, but to also represent other groups of people, ideas, lifestyles and so much more all while empowering and inspiring the collective through creative self-expression.
Representation has always been the source of inspiration. As a person of colour, Fiona did not see herself reflected in the world (through toys, books, movies etc) while growing up. Therefore her doodling naturally evolved into designs that would represent black women, natural hair & black culture in general.
Today, the vision is bigger and the goal is to deliver art that speaks to more than just the black community, as there are many underrepresented voids to fill and areas of creativity to explore. Our focus moving forward is diverse representation.
Read a personal letter from Fiona here.
Sustainability is the future, and that's why we're taking steps to make sure we're part of the movement!
Our products are printed-on-demand and are unique to each customer. This means that production only starts once the customer has placed the order. This helps us produce less waste, avoid overproduction and creates a more sustainable alternative to the traditional bulk manufacturing and selling model.
With each order, you help us support a more sustainable business model.
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