Josie Portillo's watercolor illustrations depict remarkable images of busy city streets, scary Halloween sets and sprawling winter scenes. While she incorporates a variety of subjects and backgrounds into her work, her pieces are consistently linear, seen in precise geometric shapes and outlines.
Portillo is based in Los Angeles. The artist is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design where she completed a BFA in illustration. She has stuck with this stream since leaving the school in 2009, merging her distinctive approach to artwork with an assortment of academic models. Given her distinct, recognizable style, it is no wonder that her drawings were exhibited at Gallery Nucleus, Galerie Daniel Maghen and The Hive Gallery.