Ana Morán is a contemporary artist from Valencia, Spain. Her artistic training began when she took a yearlong sculpture course at the School of Arts and Crafts in Salamanca. Morán then went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where she studied from 1998 to 2003. Before pursuing a career as a full-time artist, Morán worked as a conservation and reservation artist in Valencia. Currently, her works are actively shown in galleries in Spain and are within several private collections in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, and León.
Morán’s whimsical beach paintings aim to capture to beauty of nature and the ways that nature can bring people together. Each of her works portray beachgoers involved in a variety of recreational activities such as sailing, flying kites, riding bikes, and families and individuals walking through tidal pools or along the shore. The beach is a place of nostalgia for most people and Morán enjoys the fact that viewers can place themselves and the happy memories that each wave washes in within each of her paintings. Morán’s work highlights the allure of the mundane and the ways we can connect with nature and with each other.