“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~Pablo Picasso
My passion is to CREATE meaningful art by DESIGNING unique and personalized visual biographies. My dream is to INSPIRE others to not accept mediocrity but to fashion life with intention by celebrating every season on this journey. I firmly believe that all people have within them an epic story. My mission is to tell your story with colors instead of words; with my paintbrush instead of a pen.
“Working with Ari to create our painting was a very special journey where we completely felt like we were part of the experience. Ari asked all the right questions to create an idea which felt so much like us. One thing we loved the most is that while she was able to capture the highlights of our story, she definitely kept her artistic touch and individuality, which made the whole painting unique and very personal. We are very, very happy with our piece and would absolutely recommend Ari to anyone who is looking for a personalized unique masterpiece.” ~Sara Radicchi Åslund
Impacting lives and making a difference is my greatest passion. Children are our only hope to ensure a future filled with equality, peace, and kindness, yet only we in the present can make their bright futures a reality. I’m actively involved in non-profit initiatives that inspire creativity and self-love in young, developing minds through artistic expression.
Born in Buenos Aires and raised in South America by adventurous parents, Ari’s creativity was guided and molded by the diversely vivid cultures of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Brazil. Her ambition to be that drop responsible for a ripple effect led her to take on the Project Manager’s role for Overseas Missions. There she created programs ranging from laughter therapy in children’s cancer and severe burn-trauma hospital wards to developing awareness and facilitating group outings for the visually impaired. She also designed innovative and educational interactive platforms for young girls who had suffered abuse.
Ari took her passion for contributing on an adventure to San Diego, where she worked for the non-profit Family Care Foundation and occupied herself with tsunami relief and rebuilding. The ever-expanding ripples sent her off to Puerto Rico, where she collaborated in low-income communities and learned to love the magical sound of the coquí as she sipped a coquito under the tropical stars. Ariana currently resides in Naperville, IL, working as a freelance copywriter and visual artist. Her vast travels and experiences have shaped her artistic expression, and she now utilizes creativity as a medium to drive action and inspire change. Result-driven, Ari strives to provide a holistic and novel approach to storytelling.
Multiple citizenships and international living are to blame for her travel addiction and mural hunting skills. A member of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society, Ari is a Magna Cum Laude 2020 graduate from Benedictine University with a dual major B.A. in Writing and Publishing & Communication Arts.