Art by Aurora
Welcome to a space where we can create something together.
My portfolio features paintings, illustrations, mixed media art, and
options for commissioned work. I am happy to help bring your vision to life!
Aurora Sidney Ando
I received my BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Colorado and put it to use by illustrating children’s books, designing murals, and painting on the biggest or tiniest canvases I can find. My inspiration comes from the vibrancy of my hometown in Mexico, the subtle grays and creams from Alaska, and the surprise of colors from Hawaii. These precious spaces are home to me.
I work as a mental health counselor and freelance artist. My art aims to combine the two fields in a celebration of beauty for beauty’s sake and explorations in what it is to be conscious. I work with non-profit agencies like the International Child Art Foundation in DC to advocate for expanding the realm of visual arts in the service of peace and social change.
Two of my favorite pastimes are appreciating the art of tea and listening to the snow fall.