I’m a self-taught artist born in Italy in 1978 and currently living and working in Helsinki, Finland, since 2011. Art has been part of me since I was born. Oddly I am in the business and financial field since my parents placed me into a different path for the delirium of a safe job and a brilliant career. I continued to follow my real passion as self-taught, learning the classic techniques, experimenting new ones, and trying several styles.
Nowadays I love mixed techniques. My Illustration style is a combination of old school drawing and modern digital painting! I like to draw people´s faces. I like to go through the appearance of what can be seen and dive into the hidden side. I like to show how I see them, how I feel them, how they look like in the colourful world of my mind. I would not consider my Artworks as “mirror portraits”. I am not interested in replicating a copy of an existing original. What I like to express with my Art is what is beyond the common sight.
This is who I am. This is MariC.
“I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait” (Salvador Dali´)