My name is Mariana Pinnell and I was born and raised in East London by English and Portuguese parents, and now live in Belgium.

I’ve been making art with varying degrees of success since I could hold a pencil, and always had a great love ( bordering on fanatical obsession) with the fantastical, the magical, elves faeries dragons and any other holes in reality you can think of.

My work has always centred on illustration and comic art, mostly pencil and ink with a little paint thrown in, but I’ve recently moved into the magical realm of mixed media art which I find perfect for the type of imagery I like to create.

I’m mum to one madcap little ball of energy which is my 3 year old son Rowan, otherwise known as Bubsie.