All Get Out
Lynda joins Ana at Sandy Hook, NJ, for field sketching
Michaela learns to restore a watercolor piece by Ana
Alex & Ana sketching fossils at the 2023 NJ Fossil Show
AAHP Instructor Jill Marie during a quiet moment in the studio
Artists at Work
Tommy & Ana take a break from working in the studio, where he finished three exquisite pieces in color pencil.
Saturdaze (2023). Color pencil on paper. One of three pieces completed in studio by Tommy Valenti.
Kindness Moves the World
The Patanwalas treat Ana to a gracious birthday dinner in May
Ana celebrates Audrey’s (left) winning admission to The School of Visual Arts alongside her twin sister and fellow artist Rae, of the Pratt Institute, also a fellow graduate of our studio.
Our art student and junior staff member Ayushi chooses University of Florida!
Tess and Ana doll up!
Nicole & Keving get married!
She Did It!
Ana and Dee celebrate Dee’s college diploma in 3D Animation, Pratt Institute
Students who have moved away often make surprise return visits to the studio, as with the Giang Duong family
Philosophizing at the Beach
Lauren and Ana again spent long hours at Sandy Hook talking about learning, scholarship, invention, and living life as art
Caring for Each Other
For nearly two decades, Peter and his family have been sharing creative life with Ana in and beyond the studio.
It was a great honor to see Aarohi bring the house down with her classical Indian dance at her 2023 Arangetram.
Teacher to Teacher
After taking Ana’s watercolor class in studio, Ruth then taught Ana the basics of standup paddleboarding!
Olga gifts Ana sunflowers
Olga, a computer engineer in college, will study abroad this year. She chose Florence, cradle of all that we teach here in the studio, so that she can continue to follow her artistic pursuits!
A Family of Giants in So Many Ways
From L to R: Dad Spencer, son Janu, Mom Marisha (center) and son Jai, visiting Ana in the studio before the boys set out for college. Janu is a rising freshman and Jai is a rising Junior, both in IT, while also pursuing the natural sciences and the arts. Congrats, guys! You are awesome! Come visit us again in the studio sooner than later!