Lela DowlingView works by this artist
Lela Dowling Cirocco was born in Southern California and raised by parents who loved the outdoors, books, humor and poetry, all of which is reflected in her distinctive artwork. She has over 30 years of experience, creating a distinguished and award-winning body of work.
Her detailed pen and ink, pencil and watercolor illustrations still reveal traces of an early influence by the English Illustrator Arthur Rackham, while her whimsical cartoons were inspired by popular comic strips such as Walt Kelly's 'Pogo'.
Lela's work has been published in a wide variety of forms. In addition to limited-edition art prints, portfolios, illustrated books, comics and even doing a weekly newspaper strip, she has also worked commercially for companies such as LucasFilm, Yahoo!, Mattel, Electronic Arts, Hasbro and Leapfrog. Her many contributions include computer character animation, toy and character design, storyboarding and concept illustration.
Beginning a new chapter in her artistic career, Lela is a co-founder of the Skyland Gallery along with husband Frank Cirocco. She is delighted to further investigate her love of nature in this latest venture and looks forward to exploring exciting new directions in her art.