Work With Me
work with me
for non profits, businesses and environmental organizations
connection, community + fundraising
custom watercolour paintings and print collections that raise money for a place you love
Do you work with an incredible non profit or environmental organization who is supporting the future of wild places, species and ecosystems?
Then I would like to invite you to collaborate with me this year.
Based on your interests, you’re probably someone I deeply admire… and I would feel absolutely privileged to work with you. Especially if it was to design a series of watercolours that celebrate a special place. It would be even more exciting if we could release a print collection that raises funds for your most important work … and brings everyone in your community together.
My process is unique because:
We design a project together and sign an agreement of our respective roles but if you’re chosen as a partner, it doesn’t cost a thing for you — as long as we decide to release a print collection together. (Otherwise it’s called a painting commission! Email me if that’s what you’re after.)
My role is doing the paintings, sharing my process and shipping print orders directly to customers from my studio.
Your role is sharing the stories of the beautiful place featured in each painting, sharing the painting process and finished artworks — and crafting exciting ways to invite folks in your community to participate.
We can invite your community to join in the painting process by sharing photos and stories of their own individual connections. Selected participant submissions will become a painting in the series.
Why give money away?
Giving is a foundation of the work that I do. I choose to work with non profits in a way that some artists might partner with a gallery. That means when I release a new series of watercolour paintings or a collection of limited edition prints, it’s often in partnership with a non profit or environmental organization. More importantly, the funds raised support a place I love … or the incredible humans doing the hard work to ensure that place has a future.
I believe it’s worthwhile to actively contribute to building a better world for future generations — and that it’s just fine to start small today. What would Patagonia look like if Yvon Chouinard waited until he was a millionaire before giving back to the environment?
Apply to be a partner if you want to:
raise money to support a specific place or ecosystem
be part of a thoughtful, meaningful, fun collaboration that sparks small actions for the environment
celebrate the magic, uniqueness and diversity of a wild place you’re connected to
craft fresh, new and exciting ways for your community to be engaged and support your work
share individual people’s stories in your community through an artist's lens
If you’re interested but uncertain … that is so very normal! Filling out the form is simply the start of a conversation, there are no obligations.
If you’d rather have a conversation by phone, Skype, Facetime or Zoom — please be in touch by email and we will get all your questions answered.
Looking forward to meeting you!
For the wild,
You’re invited to apply here to be one of the partners i choose to create with in 2019-2020.
—open until March 15th—
For individuals, businesses and other organizations
Thank you for your interest in my artwork. If you would like to commission a painting, a series of paintings or a collection of custom prints to gift — email me! You will receive a guide to commissions and pricing options within 24 hours. I would be grateful for the opportunity to start this conversation with you and share some of the possibilities.
I will also inform you if there is any artwork currently in the studio that meets your needs.
studio (at) marisapahl (dot) com
With respect to your time:
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with my work to ensure it’s a good fit. If you’re asking me to paint a family of hamsters, I will likely say no!
At the moment, all of my paintings are on paper.
My landscape paintings are very very small … 37 x 37 mm to be exact.
If you are interested in larger paintings, my abstract colour studies are the best option.
I rarely accept commissions for single paintings.
I accept a limited number of commissions. If there’s not space in my schedule, you’ll be invited to be on a waitlist.
Thanks for your interest and curiosity!