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About Anna Koliadych
Passionate, dexterous, and highly energetic, Anna Koliadych is a spearheading Watercolor/Gouache Artist, Illustrator, and Educator who aims to motivate and empower others to unlock their full artistic potential. As the Founder of Dearanart, Anna has an extensive creative background and loves to not only express herself through artistic freedom, but also enjoys giving her viewers/students the ability to experience different techniques and stances that deeply inspire.
Fast forward to today, she has orchestrated 20+ watercolor workshops in London, wrote two publications called “15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces” and “Gouache in 4 Easy Steps” and has successfully launched her newest online courses, "Get started with Watercolor” and Get started with Gouache”. She loves sharing her knowledge with her +295K viewers on Instagram.
There is no denying that Anna loves what she does and is always seeking ways to advance herself both personally and professionally to give others the opulent course content they deserve. However, when she is not working or flexing her creative side, you can often find her cooking, playing with make-up, enjoying nature, practicing yoga, and above all, spending precious time with her husband and little boy.
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15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces, Anna’s first book, is one of our strongest selling titles. She made watercolor approachable, fun and easier than ever—and now she’s doing the same with the latest painting trend, gouache. A marriage between acrylics and watercolor, gouache is the next big thing in the art world—it’s easier to control than watercolor and allows for richer pigments and easy fixes, making it a great option for beginners.
Anna shows you just how magical gouache can be—and each of her 50 projects can be completed in just five easy-to-follow steps. Divided into chapters on beautiful landscapes, colorful flowers and plants, cute animals and more, readers will have a big variety of projects to choose from. And each step is accompanied by an image, making it even easier for readers to follow along.
Anna is the founder of DearAnnArt, an online art community with hundreds of thousands of followers.
More than 50,000 copies sold!
Create Breathtaking Watercolor Paintings in No Time
With this collection of easy, step-by-step instructions, unlocking your creativity with watercolor has never been easier. Follow along as Anna Koliadych, founder of DearAnnArt, guides you through painting your own watercolor masterpieces in just 15 minutes.
These 50 projects have something for everyone, from underwater landscapes to galaxies, from fashion sketches to tasty sweets. Learn to paint a meadow of poppies, a cosmic tea cup, a set of high heels or a tabby cat all in one quick evening. Whether you’re new to watercolor or have been practicing for years, these colorful designs are perfect for a relaxing afternoon alone or as an activity for the whole family.
In each lesson, Anna highlights efficient techniques, like sketching your design with simple shapes, or adding small, beautiful details, so you can create the most charming artwork in the shortest amount of time—even if you’ve never painted before!
Anna Koliadych, author of the bestselling 15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces, is adding another book to her series of beginner art books.
Oil pastels make art easier than ever—they are inexpensive, there’s no messy cleanup, and no drying time. Readers can create a variety of subjects like fairy tale pumpkins, decadent ice cream cones, cute creatures and more all with a few colors and some blending.
Anna has amassed a large following through her ability to make art accessible to everyone. Even if you have a busy schedule, you can devote 15 minutes to relaxing the mind and building creativity with her easy-to-follow projects. With Anna’s experience teaching beginners, she knows exactly how to explain each step so that your final piece of art will be frame-worthy.
This book will include 50 projects.