Artistic Background

  

Ana Victoria Esquivel Vásquez is a fantasy artist based in Los Angeles California. Born and raised in Panama City, Panama, she has been drawing and painting since the early age of 2. 


In 2008, she earned a scholarship in Savannah College of Art and Design, where she underwent traditional art education.


Following this, she enrolled in architecture school back in Panama, graduated and worked in architecture firms designing buildings for three years. 


In 2015, she moved to London to attend the Academy of Freelance Make-up, where she received the Complete Artistic Pro Specialist certificate. 


In 2017 Ana moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her career in Special Effects Make-Up and Fantasy Art for the film industry. She attended Make-Up Designory school in Burbank where she received training in advanced lab techniques. 


It was around this time that she met the sculptor Matt Rose, who took her under his wing and became her mentor in the art of sculpting. It was him who wrote her the letter of recommendation for a position in the renowned art studio Schell Sculpture Studio, where she became Jordu Schell’s art assistant, and later on, studio coordinator.  


Since then, Ana has continued to work in the areas of sculpture, painting, lab tech, prosthetics, make-up, hair punching and styling, illustration and graphic design.