For Anne Tavoletti, drawing and painting have always been her passions.
Growing up in western Pennsylvania, her artist parents were enormous influences, and she admires the work of Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and Rene Gruau. Anne received her associate’s degree in fashion illustration from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her style of illustration varies greatly from editorial fashion to folk art. She works in a variety of media, including acrylics, pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolors. In her free time Anne enjoys decorating, gardening, and spending time with her husband, a graphic designer, and wonderful sons. Anne makes her home in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA.
“ The biggest thrill is seeing my work on products in stores or online. It’s truly an honor to have companies choose my art for placement on products or turn into wall decor”
– ANNE TAVOLETTI –
1) Tell us about the best part of being a published and licensed artist
The ability to work from home and work whenever I can is wonderful. The biggest thrill is seeing my work on products in stores or online. It’s truly an honor to have companies choose my art for placement on products or turn into wall decor. Sometimes, I get lovely messages from people who have bought products featuring my art, just letting me know how much they like it. I don’t think they have any idea how much that means to me.
2) What are your favorite home decor stores to shop for inspiration?
Oh my, there are so many! Let’s start with a few; Anthropologie, Hobby Lobby, Homegoods, Pottery Barn, Target, IKEA, TJMaxx, Marshall’s, and so many more!
3) Working in art publishing means working under a lot of deadlines. How do you manage the stress and stay so creative?
Luckily for me I paint and draw rather quickly, so most deadlines are not too stressful. As far as being creative, a lot of the time in this industry, the customer dictates what the subject matter will be. I don’t mind that at all. I actually prefer it.
I am also blessed to work with a wonderful art director, Jess Aiken. She gives me great direction, and then lets me do my thing. I LOVE what I do and I can’t imagine my life without making art!