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Email: studio@marisapahl.com

Phone: 604-619-9748

Questions? see our FAQ's page.

Vancouver, BC


Commission Reservations

I create commissioned paintings in two distinct styles - playful, abstracted wild creatures in my Native Animals series + tiny wilderness snapshots like the miniatures from This Wild Road project. 


Commissions are currently closed.

Email me if you would like to be notified when commissions open again in 2017. studio@marisapahl.com


Commissioning a painting is easy (and a proper adventure in itself.) I'm honoured that you'd like to welcome one of my paintings into your home.

Check out with this listing to reserve your commission!

The amount you pay today is deducted from your final total. Shipping is calculated and applied to your final payment. This reservation is non refundable. To purchase multiple orders, please email directly. Or purchase each one individually.


To learn more about the commission process, scroll down.

So you'd like a painting created just for you, or someone you adore?


Congratulations. I love this process and I think you'll enjoy it too.

Before I launch into all the details . . . it's easy. You choose an animal or a wild place you love. I paint it. Then you get kudos for giving the most memorable, unexpected gift. (Or hang it up in your own home! Shhh I won't tell.)


I complete 2-4 commissions each month. Make a commission reservation at the top of this page by checking out with the listing above - it's a $100 deposit now and the rest is due once the work is complete. You'll receive an email from me outlining the process and giving you the scheduled date of completion and delivery. 



The Process:

1.  Make a reservation at the top of this page. This saves your place and ensures that your painting will be completed within a certain timeline.

2. Respond to my email with the animal or wild place you would like to be featured in your painting. You can also include a mood or colour palette you enjoy. Examples: vibrant, happy, calm, energized. 

3. Your painting is wrapped up and mailed to you (or directly to someone special.) Each original painting is accompanied by a set of care instructions, framing options and a certificate of authenticity. Framing, gift wrapping and greeting cards are available on request. We can even write a message for you if the painting is heading to someone far away! 


Note: While I do my best to listen to the collectors wishes and desires during the creation of a painting, only minimal edits will be made to the painting as it is first and foremost an original piece done in my ever-evolving aesthetic.  You are not obligated to purchase the painting, and if you decide that it is not for you or your space - you will be able to use your deposit as store credit instead.  





This Wild Road -

A tiny, realistic painting of a wild place you love, full of rich details. Always based on a photo. Painting: 2 x 2 inches. Paper: 5 x 7 inches with ripped edges. Arches Aquarelle 140 lb cotton rag paper. Professional quality, single pigment watercolour paints. Embossed and signed by the artist.


A single custom painting - $195 unframed // $265 framed

A collection of two - $375 unframed // $509 framed

A collection of six - $1100 unframed // $1395 framed

A collection of 10 or more - begins at $1800 // $2500 framed




Native Animals Series -

A playful illustration of a wild creature in a lively colour palette. Bright, bold and whimsical. Painting sits in the centre of the page with a generous white border. Ripped edges. Arches Aquarelle 140 lb cotton rag paper. Professional quality, single pigment watercolour paints. Embossed and signed by the artist.

9 x 9 inches -  {shown to the left}  $265 unframed  // $350 framed


Larger + custom sizes are available. Let's talk!  .. studio@marisapahl.com ..