Familia in Spanish means family. It is also similar to how you pronounce family in Italian.
This all started when I took a trip home to visit my then three-year-old nephew, James. I had brought some art supplies with me in hopes of giving us something to do that didn’t involve me crawling on the floor. I’ve always loved art and I wanted to share this passion with him.
I was thrilled to see his excitement to paint and how he appeared to not have a care in the world. To him there was no right or wrong way to paint, he just wanted to mix colors and sweep the brush across the page. Afterwards I took what we had created and added sticker eyes to the different strokes, and with that the brushstrokes came to life as little characters emerged.
I took pictures of the pieces of paper and digitally compiled them together, and then had it printed and framed. What I realistically would have thrown away ended up becoming one of my favorite pieces of art. Every time I look at it, I smile. As he continues to grow at lightning speed, I am always reminded of the moment when he was a carefree little boy learning how to paint.
And so Artilia was born. We saw how genuine and creative children are, but how often those pieces of pure creativity don’t get the attention they deserve. They might get hung on a refrigerator or tacked to a wall, but inevitably either find their way to the trash or get packed away in a box where they slowly fade from our memories.
However, these moments are learning milestones and the way children express themselves. So we thought:
Artilia collaborates with professionals to turn your child’s artistic explorations into high quality pieces of art that you’ll cherish forever.
There is nothing more meaningful than art created by your own loved ones. Artilia collaborates with professionals to turn your child’s artistic explorations into high quality pieces of art that you’ll cherish forever.
All of our artwork is printed using archival inks to ensure gorgeous long-lasting colors. We print on the highest quality 100% cotton, acid-free, fine-art paper. Each frame is hand-crafted using gallery-quality framing materials and shatter resistant acrylic glass that protects art from up to 85% of UV rays. Interested in learning more? Check out the process.