Mariana Mezic

Mariana says she draws the type of women she’s inspired by: “Brave, strong, fearless women. Tough-eyed women not to be messed with. Drawing women like that inspire me to keep on being brave in my work”.

Working with graphite pencil and languid watercolors, Mariana’s distinctive work features bold, hyper-realistic faces surrounded by colorful and energetic scenes with objects that hold small clues, hinting at her subject’s personalities. Her work is a color explosion for the senses, and a thoughtful look at beauty and strength that emanates from each of the women she has chosen to portray.

Mariana Mezic is an artist from Adelaide Hills. She lives on a 25-acre farm in Kanmantoo with her husband Matt and four children aged 2-14.