my name is ananda. i’m an artist, designer and a lover of life.

i love creating beautiful gardens, blissful living environments,  and paintings that celebrate the magic of life.

i spent my childhood in a peaceful city near beijing, mom is one of my greatest friends, she always says to me “follow your heart, dream big dreams, anything is possible”.

my parents and friends were mostly nature lovers. we would bicycle to the countryside, or climb to the top of a mountain to watch sunrise above the clouds …

right after high school, i came to college in boston, majored in art/painting, then to d.c. for my graduate degree in painting as well. i met a lot of great friends through art and dance, it was a wonderful experience.

i followed 2 of my dearest friends to san francisco bay area when i finished grad school.

the guiding principle in my 1st real life job search was – i love being outside, so i stumbled upon a landscape company.

it turned out to be such an inspiring place. i learned garden design from my dear mentor alrie and worked on many fun filled projects, from native plant gardens, to custom fountains and murals, to mosaics for public spaces.

i met my super sweet and talented hubby jeff when my curiosity led me to a baking class!

now we live in arizona, although we may move back to california soon.

we love gardening , cooking, hiking and travling.