It’s not a stretch to say that Marcella Kriebel has always been an artist. Her earliest memories include a love of paints, paper and pencils of any kind, and a major desire to see what she could do with them.
Her collection of food-related art, Illustrated Feast reflects her early interest in drawing and painting, coupled with her education – majoring in Studio Art and Anthropology. She used this background as a springboard for travel, journaling and cooking in numerous Latin American countries. A successful Kickstarter campaign allowed her to assemble her large archive of recipes and illustrations into the colorful hand drawn cookbook, Mi Comida Latina. Marcella's second cookbook, Comida Cubana releases November 2017.
An internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum brought Marcella to Washington DC, and after, she maintained a full time position working in museum exhibit installation. She has remained in DC as a working artist since 2011, dividing her time between commissioned work and expanding her collection of original watercolor art prints for sale at a variety of market venues and online. She is an avid river kayaker and an Oregon native who appreciates the great outdoors as a balance for the busy life of an inner city DC resident.
- 2016 Washington Post Gift Guide
- NPR: A Hand Drawn Guide to Latin Cuisines
- Brightest Young Things: A Hand Drawn Feast
- Creative Market: 20 Gorgeously Lettered Cookbooks that Celebrate Food Design
- Portland Monthly: Fresh Flavor and Creative Watercolor
- Design Sponge*: Author and Recipe Feature
- DCist: Chewing the Facts, Artist to Artist Interview
- Sacramento Bee: Feast Q&A
- Epicurious: New Cookbooks You Need to Read
- Art Star: Vendor Spotlight
- The Kitchn: New Cookbook Review
- Washington Post: Cookbook Round Up
Please get in touch
Feel free to contact Marcella about questions, commissions, publicity, and wholesale: