Anya Nadal was born in Argentina. She quickly embraced her heritage and has been studying art since a very young age. Her curiosity for the arts started at home while she studied her father as he painted and mixed color in oil. Specializing in portraits and landscapes, her father became an established painter in Mendoza Argentina. At the age of eight, Anya witnessed her mother’s dream come true as her parents moved her and her brother to the United States. Anya’s love for the arts broadened as her skills became more precise. Her passion to grow as an artist continued as she enrolled herself at Ringling School of Art & Design located in Sarasota, Florida where she studied Fine Art and Illustration. Here she focused her studies on some of her favorite areas of art which include sculpture class, 3D form and fine art acrylic and oil painting. Her first journey into the art world was presented by a jeweler who used the Lost Wax Method to sculpt fine jewelry. He was seeking an apprentice with great sculpting skills. For the next ten years she dedicated herself to designing and manufacturing jewelry while also painting in oil and acrylic in her studio. In 1992 she was rushed to the hospital for an emergency surgery and passed while on the operating table, then came back to life a few minutes later. Her near death experience altered her consciousness about life but she didn't remember anything that happened.
Her clarity from the experience came to her when she all the sudden could absorb all the colors in the nature around her more vividly than before. For example she noticed that trees were greener and flowers were much more intense in color. She ultimately “came back” with knowledge she didn't have before. Because of this experience, she then decided to dedicate herself as a full time as a painter specializing in acrylic painting with a new vested interest in mixing art, science and spirituality into her paintings. She started a series of Holographic Mandalas which are shown to her through lucid dream states combined with deep meditation practices. These lucid dream states allow her to retrieve messages that tell the story about her paintings and how to incorporate them as a visual meditation tool to balance left and right brain. Her Mandalas were created to inspire others to live a more conscious and balanced life. In 1995, Anya opened up her own gallery in Sarasota FL. She showcased her art exclusively and taught classes on her book, Sacred Geometry and Painting Your Own Soul Mandala. In 2006 Anya relocated herself to South Florida where she continues to show her paintings around the US and abroad. She had her book Holographic Mandalas Meditation Tools for Conscious Living published which features mandalas. She plans on pursuing her dream of opening her own school and gallery in the near future where she can teach others art, Sacred Geometry and conscious living techniques