Marianna Tomaselli

"Hi there! My name is Marianna and I’ve been living in the beautiful city of Milan for over 5 years now. I grew up in a small and typical town close to Lake Garda, but my family is originally from Sicily. I’ve been drawing all my, practically since I can remember!

In high school, my parents didn’t want me to go to art school, so I just kept drawing throughout all my lessons. My teachers got so angry at me! It was kind of an instinct for me, to draw, and I couldn’t really control it!

Finally, when I was old enough to decide for myself, I chose to do what I really wanted to do: to become an illustrator and incorporate drawing in my life and my career. I’m really inspired by the sea and by traveling. In particular, I'm very fascinated with tribal cultures and tropical places. I’m also kind of obsessed with the tropical vibe of the jungle.