marco marella illustrator portfolio
I was born in Venice, Italy, where I still live and work, on dec.28th, 1962. Although I briefly studied painting and etching at the venetian 'Accademia di Belle Arti', and I attended an illustration course at the 'Chelsea School of Art' in London, UK, I think those moments are only parts of that wider experience of the world influencing my works, and I consider myself a self taught artist. After various working experiences, ranging from ship-boy on a cargo to army officer, in 1988 I started my career as an illustrator and since then I have been involved in any kind of illustration work, in Italy and abroad. my works have been awarded by the italian and british associations of illustrators, and have been published on 'american illustration' 27 and 28, luerzer's archive '200best illustrators worlwide' 2008 and 2009, 'illusive' contemporary illustration 3, 2009.