Catalina Estrada

In love with nature and passionate about colours, textures, and shapes. That is the essence of Catalina Estrada, a Colombian who lives in Barcelona. She is an illustrator whose work reveals a vital, vibrant, and wonderfully optimistic world.

Catalina searches for beauty in the untamed wilderness and we have the privilege of watching it bloom in perfect harmony. Inspired by flora and fauna, she has created a universe of her own; a domesticated version of nature where we can see a whole array of fascinating characters walking about.

“In this collection, I wanted to go back to the jungle, so powerful and exotic. To its flora’s infinite green landscape and colourful exuberance, to the harmony of its ancestral beat. To the macaw, which in Mayan culture is a sacred animal that represents the sun’s fire. I wanted to go back to the jungle I knew in Colombia, where I was born. A jungle that is both a reality and a dream.”

Catalina Estrada for Arrels Barcelona