Welcome to Drawn to Fashion, the art and inspiration of Sydney fashion illustrator Marta Madison.



“I’m not just drawing clothes….
I’m drawing dreams.”

Artist and author, Marta Madison

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I am Sydney fashion illustrator Marta Madison and I welcome you to my world of fashion, scarves, greeting cards, and bridal illustrations. My first love is drawing fashion and to create my pieces I use pen, ink, watercolour and digital techniques to build up the colour from my very fluid sketches. I am a bit old school: I hand-draw most things, but my Ipad Pro is getting a workout.

 

Finalist!

Topartawards.com international juried art exhibition, 2023.  Still Life with Threads, pencil and gouache.

Blouse, satin, fashion illustration, award winner
Original art by Marta Madison, pencil and gouache

 

A place to call home

I absolutely cherish architecture, whether it be Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian, Arts and Craft, Federation or post-war styles. I am an avid fan of ABC’s #restorationaustralia and also the wonderful series from Ireland, The Great House Revival https://www.rte.ie/…/1288183-the-great-house-revival/
 
I will be exhibiting April 24-May 5 2024 at Artspace on the Concourse (Chatswood) with thanks to the supportive team @Willouhby Council As part of Australian Heritage Festival https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/?p=122241&post_type=ahf_event&preview=1&_ppp=496d38f140
 
In this exhibition you will see many of my watercolour paintings plus some surprises. I will also be artist-in-residence for a few days to chat about my art while I complete an ongoing commission.
 
What I particularly love is researching the history of the houses and meeting the owners, who share stories and their love for their homes. Below is 48 Fitzroy St. Burwood, built 1880, and is a fine example of late Victorian-style home. I work from photographs sent to me or from street shots I take. 
 
Heritage House Portrait
I  invite you to consider the gift of a house portrait for a loved one for Christmas, or birthday.
 
I am now accepting commissions for Christmas gifting. Order your A3 print of the original artwork on 300gsm archival art paper for $150.00, plus GST.
 
These stunning watercolour portraits can proudly hang in your home or gifted to a loved one.
 
Please include house name if there is one, and address of home.
 
 
 

New book out! Order yours today at girlcandraw.net

Book Fashion illustration, yellow, red, dress, Marta Madison

I have finished my book “Girl Can Draw“!  Full of lively sketches from a lifetime of fashion illustration, this first volume traces my earliest newspaper ads in the 80s, to recent editorial, online, personal work and conceptual designs. Also full of tips and inspiration for taking your fashion drawing to the next level. 

 

 

 

New book out now! Zodiac Women Series now available in book format

Two years ago I sketched out my first idea for what was to become an all-encompassing project: The Zodiac Woman Series. It all started one day when I was doodling, and out popped a very lively dancer.  Libra was born. I thought to myself: I could make something out of this! 

To purchase prints click here and the new book is available at Blurb 

View Zodiac Women by Marta Madison

 

I am thrilled to be invited into the stable of artists that are The Illustrators: a group of dedicated and talented artists based in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

As a Sydney fashion illustrator I am also an expert artist in the field of fabrics and lace. I was pleased to partner with #abiabridalawards as official artist, where my work was showcased during their annual ABIA bridal awards night. If you want your own bridal portrait done, please visit my bridal art page under the bridal illustration menu. I will work closely with you to capture your day, your dress.

My website is divided into six categories:

After an extended absence from the art world, I picked up a paint brush in 2010, having discovered silk painting  and the magic happened for me. I began to sketch fashion again in 2012 and I found a tiny space to rent in the Creative Precinct of St. Leonards where I rediscovered fashion illustration. I have steadily moved into a more dedicated practice with larger art pieces underway.

Contact me at marta@drawntofashion.com.au for a free consultation or to discuss your next editorial project.

Instagram:  Follow the Sydney fashion illustrator @drawn2fashion_by_martamadison

Welcome to the colour and quirkiness that makes my world go round.

Marta