Alumna Mariana Martins Profiled in Eagle Tribune

April 9, 2020

Montserrat alumna Mariana Martins (’18) was recently profiled in the Eagle Tribune.

Though Mariana can no longer lead the animation and illustration classes she was teaching at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence. Instead, she’s been working with the center to design online courses that she’ll shortly begin teaching via Zoom.

But in order to further support herself during this difficult time, she’s also begun to offer commissions for pet portraiture, turning client’s pets into short animated clips, or into anthropomorphized characters in the vein of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing. What began as a single commission has ballooned into more, and Mariana has now opened an Etsy page.

Her focus for the time being is to work on both improving her own art and building her own small business.

Marina’s Etsy page can be found at and you can find her on Instagram as @MarianaMartinsArt

Read the whole Eagle Tribune story, here.