Marieka Hambledon is a portrait painter and street artist based in Adelaide, South Australia. She is known for her unusual painting style that blends abstraction and realism together. This technique is probably best described as a series of small dots that when put together creates a textural but photo realistic appearance. Her style is heavily influenced by her career in graphic design and took inspiration for her style through her work with computer pixelations.
Marieka describes her work as an amalgamation of her love of art, design and theatre, focusing on people and character. Her portraits aim to tell a story, manipulated by her style and compositions. Her philosophy is simple, “I want people to feel something when they look into the eyes of my portraits. I want them to feel that this portrait is alive and saying something, evoking an emotional or even political interpretation.”