Ana Heleno is an artist, designer and art director, best known for her detailed, cosy, raw and expressive interiors and also objects inspired by nature an eco materials.
Born in Portugal, Ana traveled during her studies and formation and now lives in the bucolic portuguese countryside with her husband, two children, two cats and one dog.
She graduated from Istituto Marangoni, in Milan, Italy, and was invited by the course director to work with, on styling projects and art direction.
Today Ana works with a variety of clients in interior styling, graphic and product design, illustration, scenography, window displays, tableware design and art direction.
Her work is a mix of raw eco materials with a touch of romanticism, nature inspiration and all the sky colors.
When asked about her influences, Ana sites an early childhood fascination with the natural world, animals, and minerals. She spent a lot of time observing and playing in nature with her brother in the forest near home.
When Ana travels she can be found exploring the museums, libraries, and flea markets of the world. Literature and art books, both old and new inspire her.
Her world is nurtured by the creativity of variouse artists, classic and contemporaneous.
Ana enjoys working with a variety of clients including:
Cooking&Nature – hotel & restaurant
Luz Houses – boutique hotel & spa
Tonsai Bio – deli & restaurant
Nosse Ceramics and TMP textiles.
Her creations are unique works of art that become emotional design, like: furniture, lamps, tableware, rugs, armchairs, wallpaper, bags, etc.
Additionally Ana works for hotels, restaurants, and retail shops where she creates display and window art on site.

You can view some of these creations on AnaBanana’s Instagrams:
@anabanana_emotional and @casazulstudio

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