Some exciting news to share. I am currently a featured artist for the month of June at the Fine Grind Coffee Bar. I am excited to be able to share my art with you and see what other opportunities this might bring.
My Elephant piece will be on display from April 6th-April 10 at the University of the Arts, Art Unleashed Exhibition.
This piece was an art challenge given to me by my 5th grade students so I owe them the biggest thank you. If it wasn't for there simple challenge to draw a elephant taking a bath I never would have created this illustration.
Thank You my fabulous 5th Grade art class.
Update 4/11/17- The UArts Art Unleashed Exhibition is over. I was honored to be part of this exhibition, helping raise money for a scholarship to my alma mater is so rewarding. I am even more honored that some out there bought my piece. I truly owe this all to my 5th grade students who challenged to me to draw and elephant taking a bath.
I became an artist because of Walt Disney. What he created captured me as a young kid; I fell in love with Peter Pan and Neverland, and the magic that the artist and animators created with each Disney film. It was my introduction into the arts and since then I fell in love with every aspect of the arts from visual to theater to music. I love art and its all because of Disney. So this is my ode to the Man and the Company who introduced art to me at a young age of 5.
I am working on an ABC's series using Iconic Disney Characters and Films.
I am currently redoing C and the rest of the alphabet, I hope to finish this series before the end of the year.
I was a High School graduate when Finding Nemo came out; now ten years later Finding Dory is coming out and I am still swimming through life. So with the release of Finding Dory just around the corner, here is a piece inspired by the little fish who reminds us to just keep swimming.
This piece is created using Winsor Newton Pigment Markers.
© Traci Maturo Illustration
A Lot has been happening since my last post; which was a little over a year ago. Since my last post I have been busy creating and selling my work. I have also been busy teaching elementary and high school students about art. Here are a few pieces I have been working on so far for the year 2016.
I love changing things up especially when it come to my illustration style. This new piece I am working is the furthest from my style, and I love it.
The illustration you see to the left is done and ink and has been scanned into photoshop where I am currently adding color and texture in order to bring it t
This month I was one of the featured artist in the subscription box Box of Happies; I would like to thank Box of Happies for featuring one of my prints in their awesome service.
I would also like to thank My Subscription Addiction for their review of my print, it brightened my day and brought a smile to face.
Knowing that I am reaching others with my art and designs is what I have always dreamed of doing.
Do you want to save 10% off a piece of artwork? Then do I have a something special for you. I am offering a special this special discount code (TRACIMATURO-10-BF361D) for a limit time only off of any of my pieces in my Artfinder store. Make sure to order your prints now before its to late.
I have a couple of new projects in the works and millions of ideas floating in my head.
Here is one idea I am currently working on, its a quote from Disney's Aladdin but a quote I think needs to be said more often. We need to stop judging each other based on looks but what is on the inside.