Anastasia Kovaleva is a pressed flower artist based in Wrocław, Poland. Anastasia enjoys working with natural materials while highlighting different amazing texture combinations. Her works emphasize small details of certain natural elements so each piece is exquisitely crafted with great love to materials. She uses pressed flowers, foliage, and many other materials that are found in woodlands, roadsides, and gardens of Poland. She has been fascinated with botanical art since early childhood and attended Floral Design courses as an extracurricular activity all throughout her school years. She graduated from Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland. She is a repeated winner of International Pressed Flower Art competitions in Japan, South Korea, and the USA.
I started creating floral collages about 17 years ago. I quickly fell in love with the little studio I worked at; all of the different and unusual materials made it like a treasure chest for me, and I fell in love with my teacher Irina, who opened that wonderful world for me and shared with me her love and respect for natural materials. I didn't realize that I would gain a lifelong passion there and a dear friend. During this time I've been able to incorporate graphic designs and plants in my work, and introduce bright colors and different backgrounds while still relying on natural materials as the base for everything I do.