My name is Alina Grinpauka and I have been professionally engaged in fashion illustration since 2015.
I prefer traditional methods of illustration to digital. Watercolor and ink are my favorite materials.
My philosophy and research approach stems from my education. In 2014 I received a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design from the Latvian Academy of Arts. After working as a freelancer in New York, I returned to Latvia with a growing portfolio of works and collaborations with brands such as Valentino, Dior, Max Mara, Alberta Ferretti, Dom Perignon, Kempinski Hotel, Taschen, etc.
For over two years now I have been teaching fashion illustration and organizing masterclasses.
Fashion Illustration for me is a synthesis of style, tale, emotion, and moment. A human story, personal yet shared, the story that I can rewrite with every painting.