Growing up in the shadow of Disneyland in a Southern California suburb and later in the bustling city of Buenos Aires, Marybel has a unique way of looking at life. She has been drawing, painting and creating characters ever since she was a child. She has said that she could always escape to other worlds with the stroke of her pencil. Her childhood home was filled with magic and excitement. At times, there were mysterious séances held in the family living room while actors, politicians and artists frequented the house. The supernatural and fantastical have always influenced her work. Marybel graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art and is passionate about creating and sharing the magical characters and worlds that live in her imagination. She is inspired by her own experiences and the memories of growing up loving Hello Kitty, Strawberry Shortcake and Saturday morning cartoons. Marybel Martin lives in rainy Oregon with her two boys Liam and Cian.