Monday , 22 January 2018



Carlos Marrero knew he wanted to draw ever since he was a small boy watching the opening credits of Bewitched and I Dream of Genie with his grandmother after school. The bright colors and retro style that captured his imagination as a child have left their mark on his artwork ever since. He also draws inspiration from the glamour of the ‘40s and ‘50s: beautiful women with wasp-thin waists, dressed with the influence of the New Look of Christian Dior, with elaborate hairstyles, voluptuous gowns and chic accessories.

     Marrero’s illustrations appear in magazines and newspapers including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, The New York Times, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Entertainment Weekly, In Style Magazine, and People, as well as on book covers and calendars. His corporate illustration clients include Helene Curtis, Lancôme, Revlon, L’Oreal, Bloomingdale’s, and Nordstrom.
A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he has taught illustration there as well as at Miami-Dade Community College and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. His artwork has been showcased in galleries throughout North America including New York, Miami, Chicago, Toronto, Palm Springs, Puerto Rico and San Francisco. He published his first book, “Wake Up Romeo” in 2004 with Green Candy Press. Born in Puerto Rico, he now makes his home in Florida and at

As a Certified Trainer for Motives Cosmetics, Carlos has trained thousands of make-up artists and aestheticians all over the United States in the principles of skin care, make-up and entrepreneurship. He has helped the company develop training presentations and corporate videos for worldwide audiences, and won Trainer of the Year in 2011-12. Marrero has spoken to groups of as many as 25,000 people at regional and national events.
His mission is to help other industry professionals be able to keep their financial independence by teaching them important skills for developing their business successfully.
Carlos has worked closely with Motives creator and mentor, Loren Ridinger.

Carlos Marrero is more, though, than an amazing talent!  He is motivational, disciplined, inspirational and just down-right fun!


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  1. I love your blog Carlos! You are my mentor & inspiration! Love you & miss u!
    Annette 😉

  2. Carlos, you are inspirational, captivating and a beautiful person inside/out!! Thank you for all your advice and looking forward to your next training!!!

  3. Carlos, how you inspire me to continue with my goals… thank you for just being “you”… I LOVE the new handbag I purchased and I wear use the handbag in the weekends… I just LOVE it… thank you again…I cannot wait to see more or your designs… so looking forward to more of your handbags … always, Jeannette Maldonado

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