Ana Montiel

If Spanish artist Ana Montiel’s short biography is anything to go by, she is quite the multi-tasker. Not content to run her design bureau Alan the Gallant, to create “neo-ornamental wallcoverings” for her brand Pattern Tales and to work on her solo artworks, she also bakes vegan cookies. Oh, and did I mention that she is a child prodigy? Born in 1981, she completed her first canvas painting at the tender age of four. It make me feel slightly exhausted just thinking about it.

Predominantly producing gorgeous hand-drawn patterns, Montiel’s designs have graced not only the walls of stylish interiors, but also sneakers, home wares and bicycles. I am particularly smitten with the lush pastel-toned patterns that feature in her portfolio and her cute lettering. I don’t know about you, but I would be happy to either wear her designs or have them on display in my home. If you are so inclined, you can purchase some of Montiel’s piecesĀ at Gallant Tales.


July 19, 2010