Moth Monarch (Mary Capaldi) is an independent artist & designer creating original illustrations, merchandise, and projects for private and commercial clientele. Their keen interest in insects and animals inspires much of their work, from realistic and stylized natural forms to colorful, relatable cartoon characters. They also enjoy experimenting with the intersection of art and fashion using insect motifs and patterns in accessory and merchandise design.
As staff with Anthrocon, Inc., Moth Monarch has created large format illustrated signage and unique animal characters to represent over a dozen partner hotels and organizations including Westin, Doubletree, Courtyard by Marriott, and Visit Pittsburgh. They have also done projects for Purdue University and Penn State University in addition to working with thousands of private clients to bring their visions and characters to life.
🏅 Midwest Furfest 2017 Director's Choice for
"Flower Crown I," ink and watercolor
🏅 Midwest Furfest 2014 Staff Pick for
"Snow Angel," ink and watercolor
📰 Making a difference with science-based art,
📰 Brandywine alumna applies her English degree to a career in the arts, November 2016
📰 Anthrocon 2016 and the Friends Of Anthrocon project!, July 2016
Moth Monarch is next available for client work in autumn 2018. Information on common commission types, pricing, and other details will be made available here soon!