About Anastasia Elkjær
I'm a lover of animals and a lover of freedom, living as a full-time artist in Denmark.
I've always been painting and got my first private lessons in oil painting when I was 11.
At age 12 I canceled formal education and focused my time on improving my skills.
At age 13 I had an experience that changed my life forever. I'm convinced that it's the reason I do what I do today. If we ever chat, feel free to ask me about it. I love sharing that story.
At age 14 I sold my first painting, realizing that I could pave my own path in life.
At age 15 I embarked on an education in animal telepathy and by request from my telepathy teacher I created my first "animal telepathy painting".
Watch my 3 minute intro video to get a better feeling of me and my work.
Private oil painting lessons with Mette Nørregaard from age 11-13
Homeschooled since age 12 by my own initiative (school felt like a waste of time)
Signed my first contract with a publisher photographing for a horse book at age 16
Have photographed/illustrated 7+ books and oracle carddecks
Young Rolemodel Coach + mentor from Mindjuice Academy
Born in Denmark in 1998 to a Danish dad and Russian mom
As a kid I collected bugs in my pockets and considered flies to be my best friends
My starsign is Saggitarius. I love the fact that it's usually depicted as half horse/half human, as horses will forever be my favorite subject to paint
I'm an enneagram type 9 (called the peacemaker, which is a quite fitting description of me)
In 2018 my best friend and favorite business partner, Mathilde Denning, hosted her first animal telepathy education. I had the honor of creating paintings of all the participant's spirit animals and handed them out personally.
It was pure delight to see their happy faces.
Just as much as I love to learn, I also love to teach.
Here I'm teaching a watercolor course for 10 employees at TopDanmark
(a big Danish insurance company) in 2020, bringing a bit of magic into the offices.
Screenshots from a few joyful moments