A glimpse into the soul
Heirlooms from your best memories
Transforming your favorite photo into art so beautiful that it will become a family treasure. Marianna's technique brings out the warm details and emotion hidden in a simple photo, helping others see the beauty that made the moment special for you.
The process of a great portrait
It's all in the details
It starts from your vision and can be based on a photo you've had for years. However, the absolute best portraits come start from a simple, focused photography session with Marianna, working with you to capture multiple angles and variations to bring your idea to life.
From the photo or photos, Marianna then proceeds to rough sketching of the portrait, to lay out the framing, proportion, and composition. You'll have an opportunity to see the sketch and provide feedback. From there, the real work begins to convert the raw medium into a work of art. Whether oil on canvas or simple charcoal drawing, the effort and expertise yield art as beautiful as your feeling for the subject.
Commission the artist
A grand gesture for a family, friend, or loved one.
Creating your custom piece of art
I put my heart and soul into each custom painting, incorporating your personal preferences and tastes. I welcome your feedback and collaborate with you throughout the creative process, emailing you as your portrait is being created, so that you can view the Work in Progress and give me your input. I enjoy working as a team and my clients tell me that they have fun working with me on their projects.Contact Marianna
My very own star
Oil on canvas
"My Very Own Star" selected as a Finalist in the 14th International Art Renewal Center Salon Competition! 2019
"My Very Own Star" were chosen to participate in this year’s Winter Salon Online Exhibition, International Guild of Realism. 2019
God of Wealth
Oil on Canvas
The idea behind this oil painting is about modern Gods or how Gods like those of the Ancient Greece or Egypt would look today. I don’t think the idea of the Gods that people had in previous centuries disappeared; they just transformed into another form. Today’s celebrities represents nearly the same meaning for people as did Gods from the past. People look forward to seeing them, to meeting them, and many people ask them for help. People even believe that if they had something that belongs to Modern Gods it would make them happy, healthy, or rich.
So it is in this oil painting Plutus(God of Wealth). Ploutos was usually depicted as a boy holding a cornucopia full of grain because this symbol was impressive and desired. Now such a thing not as impressive and some people might not know what a cornucopia is. But everyone knows and wants the dollar symbol.
Wild horses seen near Saguaro Lake in Arizona.