The artist was born and raised in New York. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology for both Fashion Design and Fashion Illustration, worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's famed Costume Institute under the direction of Dierdre Donohue and the late Richard Martin when she was just 18, and has done a bit of freelance work for various 'zines, etc. She has been webdesigning for almost 10 years and has designed and created websites for many people through those 10 years. Her artwork runs the gamut from traditional watercolor and pen & ink pieces to contemporary pop-art and vector-type images.

Through the years she has run many popular websites and blogs, most recently Cupcake Rehab. All the design work and graphic design for this blog and all other websites run by the artist have been done exclusively by her.

Heavily inspired by both fashion and music, tattoo culture and retro style, her digital pieces reflect the style and energy of the fast paced city and the smooth softness of the old pin-up style with a twist, and her painted works evoke a more classic feeling. The black and white pen &ink or pencil pieces have a haunting presence while the watercolor art is richer and the vector and digital pieces are altogether bold. She brings out the best parts of her subjects in a new, fresh way. Using pop-culture icons or musicians/celebrities in her digital art, she creates a bold image that really speaks about the time and place and subject matter in a unique way. Regardless of the message or emotion you want to convey, her style, experience and talent can make it shine.

If you would like to commission a piece, or would like a logo or website created, please use the e·mail address below. Prices & other info available only by request on a case by case basis.


**Before using any of the pieces or designs shown on this website, please e·mail the artist and ask permission!! ART IS NOT ALWAYS FREE!

e·mail: marilloca@gmail.com