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Los Angeles-based Artist Colleen Stratton created a collection of bespoke museum-quality Fine Art Prints from her watercolors of fantastical spirit-animals called Anam Caras.  

An Anam Cara is a friend to your soul, a magical spirit who will guide you and protect you. They have an important mission, world peace, and message “A compassionate world begins with you.”




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"Colleen Stratton’s artwork perfectly captures the peaceful spirit of the Anam Caras. The graceful watercolor illustrations, each accompanied by a positive message, display a personality and attitude all their own. The gentle line work and pastel colors evoke children’s illustration of years past - yet the drawings feel fresh and alive."
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"My daughter loves her Anam Caras print! It hangs above her changing table and when I’m changing her, she talks to her Anam Caras."
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"Our Anam Caras Love Print is our most treasured wedding gift."
-- Alexis and Matthew Clayton, Burbank California.

As a child, whenever there were little trinkets in stores with children’s names,

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"I never saw my name. I just became used to this. When I read the sentiment below the whimsical character, what a lovely surprise! It was very moving and evoked this memory of long ago. I saw my name. You wove it so beautifully into all my life's work."

-- Renate Andrasevits Reed, equine physical therapist, Rancho Palos Verdes, California.