Annotated Audrey Art is a wife and husband team in Tucson, Arizona.  We specialize in designing, printing and manufacturing desert and nature-themed products using our vibrant and quirky art. We believe that art has the power to spread positivity and that art should be accessible to everyone. Our mission is to make artful & affordable products that inspire people to have fun and bring color into their lives.

Audrey DLC Audrey De La Cruz and Larry Andrade Annotated Audrey Art Tucson Artist

Audrey De La Cruz

Owner, Artist, Illustrator

Hello! My name is Audrey De La Cruz, and I am the artist and illustrator behind Annotated Audrey Art.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I moved to Tucson, Arizona in 2016 to pursue a full-time career as an artist. In my first year living in Tucson, I fell in love with its lush desert landscapes, strange creatures, and unique plant life. Unsurprisingly, my new surroundings quickly made their way into my art. Common themes in my work include desert scenes and cactus, as well as, female characters surrounded by desert flora. My trademark style combines rich colors, black outlines and bold patterns, which I often create using a variety of mediums and techniques ranging from ink and colored pencil to watercolor and acrylic paint. I strive to make art that people of all ages can enjoy because I firmly believe that art should be accessible and that anyone can be artistic as long as they find their creative spark.

Larry Andrade

Graphic Designer, Creative Services Lead

My name is Larry, I am the “Annotated” in Annotated Audrey.  I was also born and raised in the Los Angeles area, but I went to school at The University of Arizona.  While I was in school, I was able to experience the rich arts community of Tucson, AZ. This experience is what put Tucson on our radar as a place to live and pursue this new lifestyle.  I use my graphic design skills to take Audrey’s art and turn it into all the different products that we sell. This includes adding the cute words and phrases that make everything, well, Annotated.  I’m most comfortable working behind a computer, so my original art is in the form of vector graphics. Usually, these designs end up accompanied by a silly joke on a pin-back button.  If you visit our booth at an event, I will typically be standing behind the table to greet you with a smile.  I’d love to see you there!



FACEBOOK: facebook.com/audreyannotates

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/annotatedaudrey

PINTEREST: Pinterest.com/annotatedaudrey


For business inquiries (wholesale purchasing, collaborations or commissions) please email audrey@annotatedaudrey.com.


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  1. Hi! I am very excited to have found ‘you’ and your creativity. I just bought the full Prismacolor pencil set and funnily, have been tentative to open it. I already have a nice set having bought individual colors over the years. I find I’m kind of afraid to sharpen them! I did notice you said to get a good sharpener, which I agree is critical. Any advice? I’m a tiny bit OCD, I know leads break, but I’d be sad if they break at first sharpening. (silly grin)
    ~ We share a broad, basic, general art style. I find inspiration in your work style that has opened up my own creativity. Don’t worry, we really are very different as well. I think it is the ‘flow’ and detail orientation we have.
    ~ I’m looking forward to knowing you better. I so like your style.
    ~ Cheryl


    1. Hi Cheryl!
      Its so nice to meet you. I’m glad that you found me too. Trust me, you will fall in love with those colored pencils. They are amazing! Please feel to send me some of the results of your creative endeavors. I love seeing what other people are able to create with them.


      1. Cheryl: Oh and as for the sharpening issue: As the pencils have a “soft core” they are definitely annoying to sharpen. Recently, I’ve found that using an electric sharpener is a nice way to get the job done. I bought one similar to this one at Target: http://amzn.to/Ki0CxL
        There are definite pros and cons to using an electric sharpener.
        Although they create a nice sharp tip and make your pencil last longer between sharpening, they do eat up your pencils. What I like to do is use the electric sharpener to give my pencils a good sharpening at first and then I use my Prismacolor colored pencil sharpener to sharpen the point as it dulls. Hope this helps!


  2. I love this. Love your name and I love your art. The gif work is something I have been toying with, but not with my own creations. I like to experiment with taking things and doing them in different ways. Glad to find you.
    Much Respect and Admiration (Sincerely)


  3. Well done on being a self-taught artist following your passions. Keep up the work. Thanks for following. Looking forward to seeing more of you work.



  4. Thank you for following WordBowlbyMsCharlieS.com (hope to see a word suggestion from you!), and thank you for introducing me to your work. Evocative images you are creating! Looking forward to seeing more…


  5. What does it mean when a comment is sent back? I wanted to comment in the first comment box that appeared, but it says my message was sent back.

    Anyway, you have a great talent and a real “BRAND” for the various social media you belong to. I appreciate your hard work.


  6. Thank for following my blog! 🙂 Glad you found mine interesting. I’m a frustrated artist (I really can’t draw) so I admire people, like you, who has the talent and passion to pursue art. All the best! 🙂


  7. Hi Audrey, thanks for dropping by and following my blog! Just had a brief look around and I love the combination of art and crafts you have put together here — looking forward to seeing more. (I was hooked by the term “nerdy crafts” on the comic lampshade post!)

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  8. Hello there,

    Thanks for following my blog. How come an artist like you is interested in boring computer science? 😉

    Anyway, your blog is awesome and I really like your art. Keep up the good work!


  9. I am a self taught artist too! I went to school, and didn’t learn too much there. University of Oklahoma is not known for an amazing art program-ha ha! I like you work, and am glad that you chose to follow my blog. Hopefully, I will have new stuff up soon. Busy working on my business website now…. 🙂


  10. I am so impressed by your ability to dedicate yourself to your art! We just moved to Arizona and it seems perfect that i feel so artsy inspired being here AND I found your blog! Thanks for the inspiration!


    1. Hi Caitlin, Thank you so much for your kind words! Yes. The desert is very inspiring. Its a great place to be calm and create. Where did you move to? I personally moved to Tucson. It’s very artsy here… and being surrounded by art is so inspiring. -Audrey


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