Visual Stimulation features the best of all things visual, creative and inspirational.

I am a huge fan of photography in terms of creating it and consuming it. But my first love was with the fine arts. As I work my way re-establishing my personal relationship with creating my own fine art, I also have re-awoken my love for appreciating fine arts as a viewer as well. To be fair, I have always loved art museums and looking at painting and sculptures in person, but I have definitely devoted a lot more of my online time looking for inspiration in photography. This probably has a lot to do with both the fact that photography is both a passion and a career choice for me and that I somehow feel like the context for viewing fine art always seems to be an art gallery or museum, but there is no reason to be be inspired by incredible fine artists on instagram and on the web. Cue Ana Santos.

While I do not know too much about this incredible artist, I have really fallen in love with both her work. Not only does she handle lines incredibly, but her color choices feel both warm and feminine – inviting and homey – but also young, playful, fresh, and free. I am also just absolutely in love with the beauty of the women she draws and paints as well as her tendency to work geometric shapes and animals into these portraits at well – which somehow doesn’t feel out of place but appropriate.

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Rae Tilly

Rae the EIC of LFB and YEOJA Magazine. She is also a photographer and social media influencer.


  • I love these illustrations! So beautiful! Ana Santos is completely new to me, but will definitely be one to watch from now on :)


    • rae

      I know isn’t she incredible? And awesome to hear that you will be following her work from now on!

  • meg

    Gosh, these are so delicate, beautiful and captivating!

    Meg | Elmpetra

    • rae

      So glad you liked these, meg!

  • Incredible! <3

    • rae

      Glad you liked these, Kailey!

  • wow these are absolutely gorgeous illustrations, thanks for sharing! Also, I love your new layout, it looks divine (sorry if you’ve had it for ages, I’ve had my head in my dissertation for a while!!) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Food, Travel, Italy

    • rae

      No worries, so glad that you liked them and so happy you like the new layout! I actually just changed it the other day!

  • Ooo girl, your new blog layout – love!
    And these photos are so stunning and lovely <3

    Enclothed Cognition

    • rae

      Thanks so much lady and yes, Santos is an incredible artist!

  • omg. yes yes yes.
    and i love the new design. and the way Santos has joined up the freckles.
    erin | words and pictures

    • rae

      Thanks so much lady and yes freckles as constellations!

  • I love the texture of watercolour, and I also especially love that first illustration with the glittery eyeshadow. I haven’t done any fine arts since high school, and this is making me kind of miss it! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • rae

      I know I always feel the same way when I come across an artist who I find really inspiring. But hey, why not start creating art again?!

  • Laura

    These look so pretty <3


  • Sophie Lee

    Amazingly beautiful <3

    xoxo, Cool style for men