Mariella has a breadth of knowledge within the Visual Arts and was awarded her M.A. from the University of Sussex following her post-graduate studies at West Dean College, Chichester. Her passion however is the portrayal of plants. She studied Botanical Illustration under the tuition of Anne-Marie Evans at the English Gardening School in Chelsea Physic Garden, London.
She went on to become a tutor of the subject teaching at both the English Gardening School and West Dean College as well as running workshops at numerous venues, including The Wallace Collection, Sarah Raven’s Cutting Garden, The Museum of Garden History, The Eden Project, The National Trust as well as private groups.
She has exhibited both in the United States of America and the United Kingdom and has paintings in both private and public collections. She is a member of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society, an organisation which is in the process of documenting the historic collection of plants within the garden.