Arantza was born in San Sebastián, Spain. She combines commercial illustration with private commissions, many of which are featured in her book Wicked Kisses published in 2011 by Norma Editorial.
Arantza is greatly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite painters and the Art Nouveau era in general. Her beautiful and fantastic characters are often romantic but trapped in a dark and gloomy gothic world.
Arantza Sestayo's beautiful and fantastic characters are often romantic but trapped in a dark gothic world. A book featuring her work, Wicked Kisses was published by Norma Editorial. Most recently Arantza collaborated with George RR Martin on his 2022 calendar A Song of Ice and Fire.