Anna Brones

Anna is a writer, artist, and educator based in the Pacific Northwest. She works as a papercut artist, hand cutting illustrations from single pieces of paper. Her papercuts have taken many forms. In 2022, in collaboration with her husband Luc Revel, she completed a permanent public art installation for the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. Her illustrations have been featured in the books Extra Helping and The Joy of Cooking, and in 2020, her Women’s Wisdom Project, a collection of 100 different papercut portraits of modern and historic women, was displayed at Vashon Center for the Arts.

Passionate about sharing art and creativity with others, she teaches and facilitates workshops and retreats, both in person, virtually, and on bicycles. She is a regular instructor at the National Nordic Museum

She produces Creative Fuel, a newsletter and podcast, and is the founder of Creative Fuel Collective, a platform devoted to creativity that offers virtual workshops and creative community.

Words have always been a part of her work, and she is also the author of several books including Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break, Live Lagom: Balanced Living the Swedish Way, and Best Served Wild: Real Food for Real Adventures. She contributes to a variety of digital and print publications.

Anna is an avid coffee drinker and cold water plunger. You will most likely find her somewhere at the edge of land and sea.