Aya Morton grew up in rural Oregon where she discovered her passion for stories and drawing. She went on to study at Brown University where she majored in Religious Studies and travelled extensively in Southeast Asia. Eventually, Aya returned to her original love of art and received an illustration degree from The Art Center College of Design in 2007. Since then she has worked as a freelance artist in London and Portland, Oregon where she now lives with her husband and two boys.
Aya is a lover of travel and the multiple perspectives gained by different cultures, landscapes, and even historic eras. Her work shows the romantic relationship between people and their environments. Aya’s work has been featured in Comics Art, by Paul Gravett through Tate Publishing, exhibited in the London House of Illustration, and has received Awards of Excellence from Communication Arts and an Honorable Mention from 3x3 Illustration Annual.