Anna Win-Leliwa - Illustrator    Fixit the Dragon, Dare to Dream

In 2000, Anna graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
with Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the Department of Fine Art
Restoration. As a Conservator of Fine Art, Anna gained her experiences
while working on restoring Wilanow Palace and baroque mural paintings
in Zwierzyniec. Simultaneously to her work in art restoration, she studied painting under Professor Danuta Makowska and Professor Grzegorz Pabel
(1993-1998). Each year of her studies, she participated in the Academy’s
annual students’ work exhibitions. Anna learned her art techniques by
copying the greatest paintings at the National Museum in Warsaw. She
worked with a variety of mediums such as oil painting, pastel, watercolor
and tempera.

Anna grouped her works into diptych and triptych the same way the medieval altars were grouped. In her works, she employs the elements of Polish landscape, folklore and symbolism. Her style is characterized by the amalgamation of the realism and symbolism. The symbolism of her paintings articulates the beauty of human existence, dignity and values. 
Anna transfers her fascination of human life onto the canvas. Her portraits are in-depth psychological studies of a common people, often children.

Furthermore, Anna engages in illustration and caricature graphics. In Poland, Anna cooperated with several publishers, such as Axel & Springer, Wilga, Unit, Nowa Era. During 1990 –1995, she illustrated children books and published several series of postcards. Since 2000, Anna settled down in Boston area and began her cooperation with such publishers as Pauline Books and Media Liturgical Publication, Inc. Additionally, Anna currently designs posters for Polish Film Festivals and other Polish events.
Anna Leliwa - conservator of Fine Arts, painter, illustrator. She graduated with master degree from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. Anna settled down in Boston's oldest art community, Fort Point, where she maintains her art studio.
Anna published several books in Poland and US. Being a conservator of Fine Arts makes her especially sympathetic for little dragon, Fixit, who was striving to do great job while fixing things.