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Observe the world surrounding you. Be passionate. Carry on searching and be brave to make mistakes because they are the only way in life. 

Freelance architect, artist & designer


Ana Villacampa is a Hampshire based artist born in  the sunny Costa Blanca in Spain where she grew up surrounded by the Mediterranean. 


After achieving her university degrees in Barcelona and Milan, she developed her career in architecture and design in Italy for several years before moving to the UK where she currently lives and works in the New Forest National Park and surroundings.

Ana is a keen traveler who developed her love for fine art and photography at the early age of 12. Her professional interest in Arts Management has taken Ana through Finland, Norway, Germany and Italy. 

After being a Senior Research Fellow in the fields of sustainable design, cultural development and sustainable architecture, Ana's current works focus on the understanding of how mental health can affect the way we interact with ourselves and with our immediate context inviting to a reflexion on the benefits of a sustainable living and the impact of mental health struggles in our personal lives and as individuals.

She is passionate about the use of light and colour on her watercolours, line & wash and pen & ink works on figurative painting and landscapes. 

Ana’s abstract compositions in acrylic on canvas are a constant dialogue between light, colour and the geometry of the space. 


As part of her professional activity, Ana collaborates regularly with portrait artist David Ridler working together as D'n A Illustration.

Ana has shown some recent works in the Hampshire Open Studios 2018 and as part of the Totton Art Society Yearly Exhibitions since 2019.

You can buy Ana's artworks at the 1st Floor Gallery Picture Framing Studio in Romsey or through the contact form on this website. 

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2007 - 2010

MSc in Architecture. Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

2005 - 2007

Master Degree in Design. UPC - ETSEIB. Polytechnics University Barcelona (Spain)


Introduction to Arts Management. Sibelius Academy & Helsinki University

1998 - 2004

BA (Hons) in Architecture. University of Alicante (Spain)

Selection of Exhibitions, interviews & publications:


50th Anniversary Totton Art Society Summer Exhibition



2012 - 2014

Senior Research Fellow at the Wessex Institute of Technology


International Scientific Advisory Committee Member of the 5th International Conference on Eco-Architecture 24-26 September 2014 Siena (Italy). WIT Press Journals Southampton (UK); Boston (US).


Publication "Re-use of the industrial heritage of Milan: cultural settlement in Bovisa". Authors Villacampa, Ana; Poli, Matteo. International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning; Vol. 8; Issue 4; pp. 498-507. WIT Press Journals. Southampton (UK), Boston (US).


Referee for the International Journal of Design & Nature and Eco-dynamics. WIT Press Journals. Southampton (UK), Boston (US)


Referee for the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning. WIT Press Journals. Southampton (UK), Boston (US)


"Cultural districts and territorial development: the New Forest National Park". Authors Villacampa, Ana; Brebbia, Carlos. Book chapter Ecosystems and Sustainable Developments IX, pp. 175-187 WIT Press 2013. Southampton (UK), Boston (US)


"Tale of two cities: urban planning for the 21st Century eco-metropolis". Authors Villacampa, Ana; Hedayati, Nowzar. Book chapter. Sustainable development and planning VI pp. 15-26 WIT Press 2013. Southampton (UK), Boston (US)


"Re-use of the industrial heritage of Bovisa. A model for cultural and urban regeneration". Authors Villacampa, Ana; Villacampa, Yolanda. Book chapter. The Sustainable City VII pp. 869-880 WIT Press 2012. Southampton (UK), Boston (US)

28 January 2011 - 12 April 2011

Collective exhibition  "Milan and beyond: young creativity towards new urban ecologies" Connecting Cultures. Research agency for art and territory. Milan (Italy)

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