McGaw Graphics is thrilled to welcome illustrator Marcella Kriebel, whose vibrant cuisine-themed illustrations appear in the new Summer 2018 Supplement. Based in Washington DC, Marcella has created a collection of watercolors and illustrated cookbooks reflecting her passion for drawing and painting paired with a love of travel and cuisine. We spoke with Marcella to learn more about her process and inspiration behind her joyful artwork (interview below). See the Marcella Kriebel Print Collection:
MG: What medium do you work with?
MK: Watercolor, Pen and Ink
MG: What inspires you? What artists inspire you?
MK: My food related works are inspired not only by cooking and eating during my travels, but also what’s in season, what I’m craving and what’s trending in the food world.
MG: What are your hobbies (besides art)?
MK: Kayaking, cycling, cooking.
MG: Describe your workspace:
MK: I have a small retail workspace at the Brookland Arts Walk in Washington, DC. Swing by on the Saturday if you’re in the area, I host open studio every Saturday during the neighborhood Farmers Market season.
MG: How many years have you been an artist?
MK: It’s safe to say I’ve been making art my entire life. My mom is a fiber artist, and my dad is a woodworker and draftsman. I’ve had many materials at my disposal to create throughout the years.
MG: Do you work in silence or with music? If music, what do you listen to?
MK: I usually work to music or podcasts. I start out with The Daily, and move onto things like Tiny desk concerts, to A Piece of Work, By Abbi Jacobson
MG: If you were not an artist what would you do?
MK: I would work in a museum in the exhibitions dept, probably. This would satisfy my interest in culture, history, and continuing to learn about the world around us in a very visual way.
MG: What jobs have you done besides being an artist?
MK: A multi-day Bike Trip leader and Art Installation Technician
MG: What is your dream project?
MK: I’d like to be the person that comes up with paint colors for Benjamin Moore paints.
MG: Is there a painting or project that you are especially proud of?
MK: I just finished a 60-foot long mural for the international mural festival, Pow! Wow! DC.
MG: What is your favorite color?
MK: Avocado green