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Marta Spendowska

Marta Spendowska - International watercolour illustrator. London

Dover, United States
Born in Poland and based in Seacoast of New Hampshire, Marta Spendowska never sets out to simply paint a picture. Her aim is to interpret the subject in an interesting way that meets her client’s brief. She works quickly and expressively, creating unique work for fashion, beauty, food, publishers, interior and lifestyle companies, and more.
When Marta arrived in the US for an internship in Atlanta, she sold her first painting on the sidewalk for $20 and soon set herself the goal of becoming a professional illustrator. Today she’s one of the most experienced watercolour artists around, with a distinctive, impactful style and her own range of pillows, scarves, clutches and tops under the Verymarta brand.

Approach

For Marta, the paint does the work, she simply manages it, and she loves how watercolours bleed and blend into both the paper and one another. She’ll often include little touches with pencils, crayons or a brush, adding graphic elements, lines or some rough shapes to round off a composition.

Style

Whether in portraiture or food, or still life, Marta really has a knack for expressing emotions in every piece. Her work is fluid, vibrant and immediate, and engages the imagination of the viewer. Influences include John Singer Sargent, Georgia O’Keeffe, and old Polish masters.

Social Reach

Instagram: 19.5K followers

Client list

Marta’s clients include Oprah Magazine, New York Observer, Urban Outfitters, Bed Bath & Beyond, Better Homes & Gardens, Ahmad Tea, Oreo, Kotex, Bed Bath & Beyond, Diabetic Living, Queen Helene, Floris, Papayrus, Moroccan Oil, Target, Danielle LaPorte and more.
Chuck Israels
Chuck Israels
Marta Spendowska captures jazz musician Chuck Israels for a tour invitation.
Chuck Israels
Marta Spendowska's SCRAPBOOK
Marta Spendowska's SCRAPBOOK
A Polish artist living in the USA, Marta Spendowska is interviewed for our Scrapbook feature.
Marta Spendowska's SCRAPBOOK
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
The New York Observer commission Marta Spendowska for a cover portrait of actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Jennifer Jason Leigh
International Delights
International Delights
Marta Spendowska illustrates the packaging for International Delight's new Simply Pure Creamers.
International Delights
Juicy Fruits
Juicy Fruits
Marta Spendowska illustrates a fruity spread for Better Homes and Gardens.
Juicy Fruits
Eilenn Chang
Eilenn Chang
Marta Spendowska is commissioned by the Chinese University to illustrate the famous creative writer Eileen Chang.
Eilenn Chang
Acoustic Cycles
Acoustic Cycles
Marta Spendowska illustrates a beautiful album cover for EMI Production Music.
Acoustic Cycles
Rose Geranium for Macmillan
Rose Geranium for Macmillan
Marta Spendowska illustrates the packaging for Floris' Bath Essence, created in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. 
Rose Geranium for Macmillan
Smashing illustrations for Brands
Smashing illustrations for Brands
Smashing illustrations for Brands
Stella and Sprouts
Stella and Sprouts
Stella and Sprouts
New Talent: Marta Spendowska
New Talent: Marta Spendowska
Marta Spendowska's watercolours are refreshing and distinctive.
New Talent: Marta Spendowska