I’m an artist based in Washington, D.C. metropolitan area previously in New York City. When I’m not working my “9-5”, I’m making art (Currently an Wholesale Area Manager for a fashion company). The fashion industry has always excited me, it’s always transforming & consistently changing, it isn’t static. I don’t like to be limited when creating. I love to mix mediums such as watercolors, pastels, markers, gouache, ink, digital, even collaging & make-up etc. I love to experiment & be spontaneous when creating.
I received my Bachelor of Arts from AIW in fashion merchandising in 2011. During college I took a fashion illustration elective-class. This is where the love for fashion drawing sparked. Later that year for Christmas I was gifted a wooden art box full of art supplies from someone extra special. I haven’t stopped drawing since…
I have partnered with companies such as Bloomingdales, Michael Kors, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, NYFW, & designer Kim Shui. I use this platform to highlight my art. Also follow along on my instagram @BySmelgar to see little adventures around the city both in and around DC & in NYC.
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