About the Artist
Sita (Cardenas) Navas
I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. My two absolute favorite pastimes growing up were drawing and playing video games. It really shaped my world and influenced the kind of people I surrounded myself with from a young age to adulthood. I also always had an interest and admiration in ancient cultures and art, especially Mesoamerica since my father's side of the family is originally from Mexico City. I remember always being surrounded by family and culture which had a big impact on me. The artwork that I have been creating over the last several years really reflects those elements of my life and the things that helped form the person I am today.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an artist and have been drawing ever since I could pick up a pencil. I was the introverted artist kid in middle school and mostly drew inspiration from my favorite video games and TV shows like Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon. In high school I took art classes and started experimenting with more mediums like watercolor and acrylic. After some community college credits, I attended the University of Arizona and studied Illustration, graduating in 2010 with a BFA.
I have taken my artwork to various conventions around the country. It started mostly in the Southwest and spread out to more Midwest areas after I moved to Michigan with my husband in 2018. What I love about going to conventions with my artwork is the opportunity to meet so many new people and being able to build relationships with some familiar faces. I love sharing stories and experiences and talking about whatever comes up!