Mariel Andrade was born in Seattle to Brazilian & Chilean parents.
Having spent much of her childhood in Brazil, she was enchanted by the lush & colorfully palettes of Brazils culture & land. She then began drawing & later taught herself to paint.
Her work is inspired by surrealism, nostalgia, romanticism, humor, and strangers in old photographs.
Fascinated by & capturing the emotion & personality of each individual, imagining what their story could have been; are the key components to her work.
With her art, Mariel seeks to evoke a memory, one's laughter, and the enigma within the viewer.