Marta R. Gustems (Barcelona, 1976)
After a long career as a fashion designer, in 2013 she decided to turn her career around and dedicate herself exclusively to illustration and painting.
She works for different publishing houses illustrating both album and adult books and covers. She also illustrates for the press and at the same time develops her personal projects.
As a writer, she has written the collection of poems A boca de fosc (Editorial Fonoll), also illustrated by her; the story “Qui” for the blog Paper de Vidre; No en cap altre lloc her debut as a novelist, together with Maiol de Gràcia (Llibres del Delicte); and the novel Endins (Pagès Editors).
As a painter, she is part of the “Carré d’Artistes” artists and has exhibited in different galleries and art markets. She has also painted murals and collaborates in artistic workshops and school projects.
As an illustrator, she often uses watercolor, a technique that she masters to perfection. She likes scenes from everyday life and also from nature, and her portraits are powerful and realistic, as well as full of sensitivity.
Clients: Alma Editorial, Editorial Planeta, Penguin Random House, Tusquets Editores, Columna Edicions, Edicions 62, Pòrtic, Editorial Espasa, Editorial Bridge, Editorial Destino, LaBreu Edicions, Edicions Sidillà, Editorial Fonoll, Llibres del Delicte, Petit Sàpiens, Pagès Editors, Proa, Asociación de Editores de Madrid, Cèl·lula Estudi, Andrei Estudi, Santa Marta Agency, TV3, Bankrobber, Catorze, Núvol, Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu