I paint my images to emulate the vibrancy and glow of a stained-glass window.
I believe that sharing our light is the most important thing we can do in inspiring and loving others, and like a stained-glass window, our full brilliance is revealed only by having that light shine through.
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
Born in Louisiana, and taking inspiration from the colors and styles of the Mardi Gras city, Mandie Manzano illustrates her favorite fairy-tales and characters in a style all her own. Having studied visual arts at Southeastern Louisiana University, Mandie’s trained hand sheds a unique light on some of the most memorable tales.
2011 Published in the 2011 Drawing Day Book
2011 Featured on www.buzzfeed.com "The Art of Mandie Manzano"
Trending Article by "Ash"
2011 Featured on MTV Brazil trending news articles in the Arts
2011 Featured on GeeksAreSexy.net "Amazing Stained-Glass Style by Mandie Manzano" Article
2011 Featured on VSauce News
2012 Featured Artist of the week on Artsyhome.com
2012 Published in Disney Junior Magazine by Evergreen Publisher SDN
2012 Featured in 9gag.com popular trending art on the internet
2012 Designtaxi's 10 most popular trending stories on the internet
"stained glass effect" pop art
2013 Pelicans Flock on Parade - Slidell Community Project
2013 DreamWorks Animation Fine Arts Artist included "Turbo" in collection
2014 “City I’m Proud to Call Home” Winning Art Piece for The Leadership Northshore 2014 class Team Pride
2014 Featured in Slidell Magazine & Times Picayune - Nola.com
2014 Featured Artist at RAW Artist Exhibition - New Orleans, LA
2015 United Way of Southeast Louisiana's annual Glitz, Glamour and Giving event with Artist's and Causes
2015 The Hope for Habitat: Katrina X and book publication
2015 Cover Artist for the Slidell 2015 Arts Evening Festival
2015 Featured artist at the Nina Torres Miami Art Expo - Miami, Fl
2015 Some Enchanted Evening Art Walk Exhibition - Heritage Park, Slidell, LA
2015 Cover Artist for Slidell Magazine
2016 Slidell Arts Evening Exhibition in Olde Towne
2016 Cover illustration for the novel "Cogling" by Jordan Elizabeth
2016 International Artist's Accomplishment Award by I Premio Internazionale Tiepolo Arte de Milano - Presented by Salvador Dali's Son, Jose Van Roy - Premio, Milan, Italy
2017 Cover Artist for Slidell Magazine
2017 Mandie Manzano Jigsaw Puzzle App featured
2017 Featured Poster for "Peter and the Starcatcher" Slidell Little Theatre Productions