Mariella is a New England based creative entrepreneur, freelance artist, and founder and owner of Alleiram Studios; a company which currently specializes in greeting cards and prints of an endearing and joyful nature. Merging her passions with industry, she creates and works in the realms of illustration, graphic design, photography, writing, and music, and has experience in the fields of video and audio production. A self taught artist, she is capable of moving through various mediums with skill and ease. Her design portfolio consists of, but is not limited to: logos, regional publication advertisements, album artwork, business cards, book covers, and print illustration. She has traveled extensively, and is currently building an international clientele.
The Creative Journey...
There is an element of fun within the importance of imagining Life from a variety of perspectives. Whether through the eyes of the creatures that coexist with us on this earth, or the people we’re closest to in our lives. And in observing the more positive aspects of our reality, such perspectives can be quite hilarious. What if all a mouse wanted to do was relax in a cup of tea? Yes, in. Or if a hedgehog came across a butterfly so much larger than him, he couldn’t help but be enamored; realizing that there’s always more to life than we fully comprehend.
Mice relaxing in tea and hedgehogs admiring butterflies may sound nonsensical, but perspective is how the world learns to understand itself.
I never thought that my journey would include stepping into the realms of illustration and design. Recollecting sitting in my art courses, I never considered myself to be among the most talented there. And I certainly wasn’t! However, I’ve come to understand that it’s the emotion one brings across in one’s work that ultimately precedes any levels of technicality, through any and all mediums of art, music, writing, and the list goes on.
Being of an unconventional nature, I’m fortunate enough to have been able to explore a multitude of creative outlets in my life. And I still do. From music, to writing, and photography, I find that, to keep my creative juices flowing (and my mind sane!), it is necessary to give attention to these other passions as well.
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the love and support of those I’m closest to, so an immense dose of gratitude to them for that. You know who you are!
Now, will you join me to see where this journey goes?