Collaboration. Community. Inspiration. Weird and wonderful, and all that’s in between. In art comes peace of mind, and the ability to escape: escape our clocks, our inboxes, our responsibilities, and come together through creativity.
Ava Luna is a professional henna and visual artist born and raised on Vancouver Island and new to the Comox Valley. Since childhood, Ava has had a natural talent as an artist and excelled in the arts program in high school and in college. With an aptitude for the arts, and through exploration of different mediums Ava has found her groove through trial and error. Much of her inspiration comes from nature, animals and textures. She enjoys using vibrant colours with alcohol inks and acrylics, combined with clean lined illustrations. She has won two painting competitions and has had illustrations published in a novel and a journal. Ava has been a successful henna tattoo artist for 6 years and can be found at local markets, festivals, events and online selling her art and clothing screen printed by hand with her own illustrations. She has aspired to, not only as an artist, but as a teacher of various art mediums. Ava welcomes the challenges of contract work whether painting, henna tattooing or creating illustrations for writers.