Welcome to the world of Tiny Hearts Club, where whimsy meets simplicity and color. This online gallery and shop of artwork by (me) Mary LaPlaca is full of emotional alphabet letters, adorable portraits, cheeky characters, relatable memories and more.
What started with the little painting you see on the homepage has turned into hundreds of illustrations in a matter of six months.
I received my BFA in Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2002, from there I went to receive my MFA in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts, NY, NY in 2004. After multiple gallery jobs, gallery shows, museum jobs, teaching at CCAD and everything in between I got a bit burned out and moved on to a career in Retail Design.
But I'mmmm Baaaaack!! It only took me thirteen years to stop being so damn serious. It's thrilling to rediscover and reinvent my art.
Stay tuned for limited edition prints, onesies, illustrated stories and other adorable products.