ana calder

Visual artist.  Proud mother.  Travel junkie

Ana's bio
A Poppy Field



Why Is Nudity So Important In My Art?

Because nudity expresses human energy and life, mundane yet controversial, simultaneously natural and unnatural.


My artwork is expressive and perhaps even romantic, stories told by nude females in a whirlwind destined to challenge Adam who was told to feel free to eat from any tree in the Garden of Eden. 


My work is inspired by Magic Realism meaning magical moments in real worlds, hidden mysteries of the ‘I don’t know’ and moments of new understanding of the ‘I know’.


I have an open artistic approach, working predominantly with acrylic paint and layers of paint, paper, crayons on a large-scale canvas. Anatomical study is part of my research because I build my compositions around active and resting female forms.


My work draws from the lived experience of many cultures, including 15 years of my adult life spent in the rainforest jungle of Costa Rica, time in Tallinn and New Orleans, more recently a long period in Sweden but now heading for a new home in Florida.

Ana plays with grafitti colors

In 2017, I was granted the Award of Excellence by Trevisan International Art in Bologna, Italy, and received the Certificate of Excellence, Palm Art Award in Quedlinburg, Germany in 2017 and 2019. My paintings are held within private collections in the USA, Costa Rica, Continental Europe, and Scandinavia. Recent exhibitions have taken place in Helsingborg, Madrid, Bologna, Copenhagen and Florence..


...and I get a kick out of that moment where I inspired the viewer and we experience the energising feeling of shared understanding.


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*Camino a Santiago* /private collection in Laröd, Sweden.

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*Camino a Santiago* /private collection in Laröd, Sweden.

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*ACCV 2021©


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Helsingborg, Sweden

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