Ava is a professional henna and visual artist born and raised on Vancouver Island and new to the Comox Valley. Since childhood, she 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 is a published artist. Ava has been a successful henna tattoo artist for six 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 welcomes the challenges of contract work whether painting, henna tattooing, or creating illustrations for writers.