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An interview with Nanna Prieler: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Austrian illustrator Nanna Prieler draws the Creative Life for my colouring book, and here explains her philosophy of doing everything with love and passion.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I discovered Nanna Prieler's work on instagram and invited her to submit her work for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. I'm so glad she took me up on the offer, contributing the engaging Creative Life in her unique style.

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Where are you from and where do you live now?
Originally I’m from a small village in the South of Austria. I left my home very early, so that I could attend an art school in Graz, one of the bigger towns in Austria. After my graduation I started working as a graphic designer for several agencies in Vienna. But it was not enough to fulfill me. After a busy day of 8 hours working as a graphic designer, I tirelessy developed my illustrative… read more

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