ABOUT CARLOS MARRERO:
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 www.marrero.net.
Now, famed fashion illustrator Carlos Marrero once again captures the spotlight by sharing the beauty and classic elegance of his stylish designs with The Marrero Collection. “This line represents my lifelong pursuit of seeing my illustrations in products. The Marrero Collection brings this artwork off of the page and into real life through the creation of women’s designer silk scarves, and wearable art. The product line merges high quality design and functionality with the exclusivity of limited edition wearable art.
Marrero is the Creative Director for Fabulously 50 Magazine and the Style Editor for New York’s DOWNTOWN magazine; he is also a fashion critic for Mega TV’s show “Esta noche si“.
Carlos Marrero is more, though, than an amazing talent! He is motivational, disciplined, inspirational and just down-right fun!