I am delighted you want to find out more about me personally, however please talk to my agents about commissions as they handle all of that for me. I look forward to working with you.
Mariajose Gajate Molina

Mariajose Gajate Molina

About
Impressions
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Training


After graduating from Madrid’s Art School 10 with a degree in illustration, Mariajo became a full-time freelance illustrator working from a studio in the city. She later decided to take a course in Graphic Communication at Bath Spa University, and graduated in 2015.

Approach


Mariajo is very flexible when it comes to media and techniques and works with acrylic, gouache and pencils. However, her favourite media are watercolour and pencils, which she uses for most of her work. Her compositions and her process are intuitive, and she uses her years of experience rather than a particular set of rules.

Style


Free, innocent and naïve, according to Mariajo her style reflects her personality – nothing to hide. Her work is fresh and spontaneous, her colours are harmonious, and she can produce artwork in a range of styles from fun and cartoony through to carefully rendered realism.
WHO IS YOUR ART HERO?
E. Schiele. WHO IS YOUR DESIGN HERO? I quite like Pep Carrió. WHO IS YOUR MUSICAL HERO? Usually I would say Juan Luis Guerra but I am becoming quite a fan of Ed Sheeran. WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU'VE EVER BEEN GIVEN? TRAVEL! Spend your money and live a new adventure! Maybe tomorrow you'll be struck by lightning and you've saved up for nothing. DO YOU HAVE A METHOD FOR DEALING WITH THE FEELING OF HAVING NO IDEAS? Yes! Just leave it! Go to the cinema, cook, do some doodles or draw something that I really want to draw, have a bath or a glass of wine, meet with my friends and laugh or go to a book shop to look at art books. Then it all comes back! IF YOU COULD VISIT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO? Everywhere! I am quite stressed about thinking of all the places I haven't visited yet!
SELECTED CLIENTS:
Within Me Now, Solera Restaurant, Wayne Lindsay, Libracos, Utopic_us

Favourites
Born
Madrid, Spain

Residence
Corby, UK

Café
Society Café, Bath

Gallery
TATE Modern

Art Equipment/Tool
Ivory Black, AquaMolilith of Cretacolor

Food
My Mum's Paella!

Drink
Mohito

Magazine
Varoom
 
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