In our ATAS Artist Spotlight series, we take a deeper dive into our artists through their work and the creative process and stories behind them.
Marta García Navarro is a Spanish artist known for her colorful and positive digital illustrations. Her artwork is influenced by Disney and nature. When Marta is not drawing, you can find her traveling and surfing. A motto that Marta lives by is that “nothing’s certain and everything possible”.
This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
“I love drawing and if my work can help people in anyway possible, I’d feel it has a purpose”
What is your creative process?
Marta: I sketch, ink, color, and then add details.
Which one of your works is your favorite?
Marta: “Africa” is my favorite piece, I drew it thinking about the wildlife we’re devastating in Africa. We people are killing elephants, gorillas, and many other species in order to show their heads or fangs as a trophy. I really hope poaching and hunting end one day. It’s like a piece of hope.
If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go?
Marta: New Zealand, Scotland, North Pole… so many places!
What is your favorite piece of artwork that is not your own?
Marta: “The Milkmaid” by Johannes Vermeer.
What do you listen to while you work?
Marta: Mostly movie soundtracks, such as James Horner, John Williams, Theodore Shapiro and more.
Why did you decide to become an ATAS artist?
Marta: Because I love drawing and if my work can help people in anyway possible, I’d feel it has a purpose. If you do what you love and love what you do, you’re blessed, but if it helps other people as well… it’s the next level.