Art of Adrienne

Visual Art – Detroit, MI

Adrienne Gelardi started life as a doodler and appreciator of bright colors, fuzzy animals, and cartoons. She grew up being influenced by her Michigan surroundings and spent time visiting art fairs and seeing shows in vibrant Southeastern Michigan cities like Plymouth, Ann Arbor and Detroit. In addition to art, Adrienne developed quite an appreciation for stand up comedy and horror movies in her formative years. Being very inspired by comedy, animation, and art it was a natural fit for her to pursue Traditional Animation at Columbia College Chicago. As it turns out, Traditional Animation is not the most lucrative career decision. Who knew? Armed with her Bachelor of Arts she set off to pay back those student loans. She started doing Graphic Design professionally. She has designed everything from car wraps and decals for small businesses to cups and food service products for SOLO® Cup Company. In August 2018 she left her position as a Production Artist to pursue being a full time freelance painter. Adrienne is truly inspired by a broad range of artists and styles. She has personally been creating original works featuring subject matter ranging from foodie pop art and cute animals to darker art including provocative themes and evil creatures. She describes her art as a ridiculous mixture of Lisa Frank and H.R. Giger. Always an appreciator of adorable animals, Adrienne has also done many commissioned pet portraits. She donates 10% of her profits from pet portraits and other animal related artwork to the Capital Area Humane Society in Lansing, Michigan (where she got her newest feline friend). She currently resides in East Lansing, Michigan with her two fur children Woozum and Marzipan. ...more