Her collection of food-related art reflects her early interest in drawing and painting, coupled with her education – majoring in Studio Art and Anthropology. She used this background as a springboard for travel, journaling and cooking in numerous Latin American countries. A successful Kickstarter campaign allowed her to assemble her large archive of recipes and illustrations into the colorful and appealing cookbook, Mi Comida Latina. This cookbook is currently in its 4th printing.
Marcella has been a full time artist in DC since 2011, dividing her time between commissioned work and expanding her collection of original watercolor art collection titled Illustrated Feast, for sale at a variety of market venues and online. She is an avid river kayaker and an Oregon native who appreciates the great outdoors as a balance for the busy live of an inner city DC resident.
Visit her retail studio in Brookland at The Arts Walk, 716 Monroe St NE Studio #14. The studio is located across from Brookland Pint and three doors down from Filter Coffee and The Bike Rack.