A Well-known American-Venezuelan artistobtained herBachelor degree in Fine Arts and Master degreein How to teach Art from the Cecilio Acosta Catholic University (U.N.I.C.A).
Completed her Bachelor degree with the second highest score, Mariela wrote her thesis in what is today her
Her very ORIGINAL, modern and easy approach to teach the traditional academic palette but translated to the wonders of the porcelain firing arts and to the no so dependable master kiln. She earned the distinction of being published by her University.
Studied at theRome Fine Art University, Artistic Anatomy at theBrera Art Academy in Milan and History and Technique of 17th Century Stained Glass at theFerrara Art School, Bologna, Italy.
A member of the Portrait Society of America, Mariela has studied under renowned American Portrait Masters
like Abdon Romero, Robert Liberacce and Margaret Carter Baumgaertner.
Having a solidacademic formation, she is anoil painter in heart and aporcelain painter by passion.
One of the most incredibly versatile porcelain portrait artist of her generation since she makes a crossover between teachingPORTRAITSon porcelain and in many other different mediums like her beloved charcoal, pastels and color pencils on wood.
This year,celebrate with MARIELA her 20 years of career as a professional portrait artist
andher 17 years anniversary of one her most important honors and privileges as an artist,
being selectedto paint the Portrait of his Holiness Pope John Paul II
on a Porcelain pieceas a special Jubilee commission for the year 2000
........she got the amazing opportunity to meet him two times.
Two times winner,FIRST IN PORTRAITSat the International Art Miniature Competition
granted by theMiniature Art Society of Florida.
Marielas works are currently exposed as part of the permanent collections in Oklahoma Porcelain Art Museum, USA; Limoges Museum, France; The Fire Arts Museum in Nova Milanese, Italy; Santa Maria Goretti Chapel, Cosenza, House of St. Vincent Pallotti, Rome, Italy
and many private galleries in Italy, Germany, France, Poland and Venezuela.
She currently lives in Dallas, TXand teaches at herARCANUM Studio.
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