Caricaturing for over 15 years!
Marietta is a caricature artist from Kansas City, Missouri. She holds a bachelor’s in illustration summa cum laude with additional honors and has over fifteen years of experience in creating art for people just like you! As a timid fifteen-year-old with aspiring hopes of drawing full time, she applied for a job as a caricature artist at a local theme park. That job saw her blossom into a career-oriented young adult who would eventually climb the corporate ladder. But that simply wasn’t enough! In February 2011, after seven years with Kaman’s Art Shoppes, Marietta left her job to freelance full time, giving her complete attention to those interested in a more direct connection with the work she produces.
While Marietta’s caricatures pride likeness and accuracy, she’s also incredibly fast. Her quick wit with a marker creates a completed caricatured face on 11×17″ card stock in less than three minutes. In fact, she even offers quick sketch caricatures that complete in a mere minute! Because her professionalism, style, and friendliness proceeds her, Marietta’s works have been sold to a worldwide audience, while local clients include the Kansas City Royals, PetCo, Price Chopper, Braden’s Hope and a multitude of universities and high schools nationwide. And that’s just to name a few! She also works with a variety of national, regional and local agencies. Combined with her own business here at Caricatures by Marietta Delene, Marietta maintains a full-time job as an event artist!
Marietta still resides in KC today, married over 10 years to her high school sweetheart with three cats, an Alexandrine parrot, and a Maltese/Shih Tzu mix, all loving rescues. When not drawing, Marietta has volunteered with animal rescue groups and donated her time as a hobbyist photographer to various organizations. While not fully deaf, Marietta is Hard of Hearing. She is not currently fluent in sign language but utilizes lip reading to clarify her hearing. Please do not raise your voice but look at Marietta when speaking to assist her.
Marietta works for and promotes the following agencies…