Ivette Marcucci works as a Public Service Associate for Charles County Public Library at the Waldorf West Library. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico and has been living in the Southern Maryland area for 18 years. As a little girl growing up in Puerto, she was always reading, drawing, painting or crafting. She enjoys painting everything from canvas to furniture. She started creating art in 2014 and today she’s one of the emerging visual artists of Charles County. Mostly self-taught, her works include collage, mixed media and abstract paintings. Her collage works reflect her inspiration, nostalgia for the past and hope for the future. She creates depth through the collage work using patterned papers, stamps, textures, found objects and ephemeral.
Her abstract art is a way of self-expression where she can use her imagination to create shapes, color, and figures to give voice to her emotions. She also loves to experiment and explore new techniques to incorporate into her artworks. Since 2015, her artworks have been exhibited in different local galleries such as the Waldorf West Library Gallery, Community Bank of the Chesapeake Waldorf Branch, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, and Port Tobacco Courthouse in addition to the Torpedo Factory Gallery in Alexandria and Gallery B in Bethesda, MD. To see more of Ivette’s artwork you can contact her at yvettemarc [at] gmail [dot] com.
“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider web.” ~ Pablo Picasso.