About Ciro Marchetti
Ciro Marchetti has had a successful graphic design career that has spanned working in Europe, South America and the US. Parallel to his corporate design, he is also a renowned digital artist. Widely acknowledged by his peers in this field, his work has been featured in various books and magazines and he is a five-time recipient of the distinguished Photoshop GURU award, and three time winner of the Worldwide Photoshop Competition ( artistic category and grand prize) presented by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, among many other competitions.
The current content and style of recent illustrations directly reflects his sources of interest and inspiration. From early student days when he first came across the delicate pen and ink work of Arthur Rackham, to the discovery in later years of the beautiful characters of James Christenson, and surrealistic dream images of Michael Parkes. These combined with a personal collection of old mechanical instruments and artifacts such as compasses, theodolytes, sextants and kaleidoscopes provide the inspiration for creating richly detailed images that conjure up retro-tech worlds of fantasy and imagination.
MacWorld Digital Art Competition Winner. 2000, 2001 (Best of Show), 2003, 2005.
5 GURU Awards from the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), Photoshop World, Tampa 2001 Artistic, and Best of Show.
Miami 2003 Artistic and Best of Show, Miami 2006 Artistic.
Worldwide Digital Canvas Award 2006, Artistic Category.
Worldwide Photoshop Award 2007, Artistic Category
Secrets of Award Winning Digital Artists. By Jeremy Sutton & Daryl Wise.
Published by John Wiley & Sons.
Photoshop User. Magazine 2001
Design Graphics Magazine 2003
Design Graphics Portfolio edition 2003
Step by Step Digitalm Design 2003
Digital Collage and Painting. by Susan Ruddick Bloom.Focal Press 2006.
Ballistic Publishing Expose 5 Digital Art Annual, page 18
Mark Wheeler Gallery, One man show, February 2007.
Bradington Florida Digital Art Show. Silver medal 2001
Cocnut Grove Juried Art Festival 2005, 2006 2007