Marianna Smith 

Marianna is a children’s illustrator and storyboard artist based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her work tells stories of fantasy and science fiction for younger audiences.

 

Marianna says, "While my style and interests are evolving, my work usually depicts an emotional state. I like to think that, rather than illustrating a concrete object, I illustrate a feeling. Some of my favorite children’s books from my childhood, such as The Little Prince, The Kissing Hand, and The Velveteen Rabbit instilled such emotions whenever I read them. These stories are my earliest sources of inspiration for my current work. I strive to instill a similar level of emotional complexity in my illustrations. If I feel a fluttering deep in my chest, smile, chuckle, or even cry while painting, I know I’m on the right track."

Marianna has a bachelor's degree in fine arts communication from the Virginia Commonwealth University.  She excels in a broad range of media from watercolor to free-hand digital art and has been honored at the VCU Arts Market, Mallory Callan Scholarship, VCU Dean's Scholarship, and VCU Arts Dean's List.

 

 

"Dolphins and Mermaid" by Marianna Smith

"Dolphins and Mermaid" by Marianna Smith

12x11 Watercolor. $520. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") to Request More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"The Velveteen Rabbit 1" by Marianna Smith

"The Velveteen Rabbit 1" by Marianna Smith

18x15 Watercolor. $575. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") to Request More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"The Velveteen Rabbit 2" by Marianna Smith

"The Velveteen Rabbit 2" by Marianna Smith

18x15 Watercolor. $575. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") to Request More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"The Velveteen Rabbit 3" by Marianna Smith

"The Velveteen Rabbit 3" by Marianna Smith

18x14 Watercolor. $980. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") to Request More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"Journey" by Marianna Smith

"Journey" by Marianna Smith

5x8 Inkwash. $115. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") to Request More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"The Moon Tarot" by Marianna Smith

"The Moon Tarot" by Marianna Smith

7x5 Watercolor, Pen. $70. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") to Request More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"Heaven Inc." by Marianna Smith

"Heaven Inc." by Marianna Smith

11x14 Watercolor, Pen. $525. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") to Request More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"Heaven" by Marianna Smith

"Heaven" by Marianna Smith

11x14 Watercolor. $465. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") to Request More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Marianna Smith

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Marianna Smith

15x12 Pencil, Digital. $290. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") to Request More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"The Loose" by Marianna Smith

"The Loose" by Marianna Smith

18x12 Watercolor, Pen. $670. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") to Request More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

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