Girl Can Draw is a visually stunning collection of illustrated bridal and fashion art by Marta Madison, marrying imagination with haute couture.
Marta has amassed a large portfolio of illustrations in her 30 year career as a fashion illustrator. This first volume traces her work from the earliest newspaper illustrations in the 80s to today's editorial and digital fashion art, with occasional ramblings and observations about the triumphs and challenges of the artistic life.
Marta originally from Canada, now lives in Sydney. She created her business Drawntofashion.com.au as a way to showcase her unique bridal and fashion illustrations and fine art.
Clients include Diamond Exchange, Boo Hoo, Modern Wedding magazine and the Swank Store.
Marta's pencil sketches, lush watercolours and pastel drawings capture the essence of a woman. Her sharp eye for style and aesthetics, much loved by her clients, make this a must-read, not only for those searching for inspiration, but for anyone who loves fashion art.
A keen observer of everyday life, Marta's quirky drawings always tell a little story. Her exquisite rendering of fabric recalls the fashion illustrations of the 40s and 50s and her mastery of the female form, makes her a leader in the field of fashion drawing. In Girl Can Draw, Marta also pays a touching tribute to her mother Lenny (a talented fashion illustrator in her own right) whose own art dreams went unrealised in the restrictive 50s. Delighted by Marta's emerging art talent as a child, Lenny actively encouraged her to continue the family legacy.