Anthe Capitan-Valais

Artist, Small Business Owner, and Executive Director of Non-Profit in Pennsylvania

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"The arts are my passion... and creating work is much like breathing, I simply do it because I must to stay alive. Sharing the joy I feel when I make art has become a mission of mine.

I have always been an artist of some sort. When I was a child I would take the cardboard pieces out of my dad's laundered shirts to paint and draw upon. I couldn't wait for the next delivery of clean shirts as it would be loaded with many a blank canvas for me to make my creations. I use to get paint by number kits and I was never one to stay in the lines so with those paints, my imagination and my Dad's shirts I would paint. The arts are my passion... Creating work is much like breathing, I do it because I must, to stay alive. The creation of my art is a means for me to express my faith in God, glorifying him, and giving Him honor." Years ago I was a dancer which was fun and exciting way of expressing myself.

However, I was hit by a drunk driver and that put an end to my dancing career but not to the passion of what I felt when dancing which remained within. Now through my love of art, I am able to once again express the movements I remember so vividly through the digital collages I am creating along with paintings. I am creating works which are inspired by or made during performances that I attend. Through "The AnA Project" a 501(c)3 non-profit, I am able to bring the arts to people of all ages from all walks of life. Spreading joy where ever we go!

  • Work
    • Director of the AnA Project
  • Education
    • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts