Madi Rapella is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in visual and public art at California State University, Monterey Bay.
Her art revolves around the sacred relationship between human and animal.Her art journey began at the age of three where she only used graphite to draw animals. From there, her repertoire of mediums expanded to include oil and acrylic, in which she was classically trained for several years.
At the age of 12, one of her oil paintings was chosen for St. Baldrick’s childhood cancer charity in Las Vegas. Madi is also passionate about teaching art to the younger generation. In 2015, she became the founder of Madi’s Respite Service, an after-school arts program designed for special needs children.
It was not until 2018 that she ventured into the digital art world and produced several illustrations for Cambridge University Press’s book of Aztec Weaponry. Meanwhile, Madi has been contributing to her own university’s newspaper, The Lutrinae, where she submits creative works such as cartoons, poems, and short stories.
Madi now focuses primarily on digital painting and acrylic, where she strives to convey emotion, soul, and the beauty of humanity within each of her pieces.