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Juan Vela


Juan Vela is a self-taught Fine Arts Painter, Illustrator and Designer.

Juan began designing for Wilton Armetale in 2009. His talent was realized immediately with the design of the Belle Mont collection, currently Wilton's fastest selling new product line. 17th century French gilded chasing and metal marquetry inspired Juan to create this beautiful and functional collection. A truly versatile artist, Juan has also earned a place within the commercial art world, having produced illustrations for a wide range of licensed products and publications. He is also a noted nature book illustrator and has penned a range of articles on watercolor technique. When he is not working in the off-the-grid studio he built in the woods of upstate New York, Juan enjoys traveling the world and painting wildlife.