Marie-Noelle Wurm is creating art that is delicate, dreamlike, and sometimes, a little dark
25

patrons

$111
per month
If you find inspiration or value in what I do, please consider becoming a part of the Patreon movement and pledging to my page. Even 1$ makes a difference! From the bottom of my heart, thank you. :)
The more people participate in my Patreon community, the more time I can carve out to make things just for you, like live Q&A videos, sketchbook downloads, personal feedback about your artistic or creative goals, and anything else you can think of!


My name is Marie-Noëlle Wurm, and I'm a French-American-German artist & illustrator in Montpellier, and sometimes in Montreal, which are my two heart-homes.

I think the creative part of ourselves is deeply connected to the natural world that surrounds us, and this is one of the foundations of my work. When I am in nature, listening to the wind in the leaves or the chaotic movement of the ocean, I feel safe, whole. A big part of my process is trying to get to the truths at our core, the truth of what it means to be human: connected to a natural world that is so much bigger than us, and yet also connected to an infinite richness within us – our capacity for self-awareness, for creativity, for building imaginary worlds from within.
This is why I often mingle the real and the imaginary, the figurative and the abstract, the rational and the intuitive, the conscious and the subconscious. I’m interested in these transitional spaces, where boundaries dissolve and two opposing truths are brought together, sustaining and enriching each other — there is equilibrium, truth, found in the boundary between the two.

I love creating worlds that are dreamlike, whimsically playful and delicately dark — filled with magical or haunting atmospheres. Darkness, and ‘negative’ emotions are inherently part of the human condition – but rather than shun them, I think it’s important to integrate them, give them voice, space, and thus allow them to transform us.
Finding beauty within the darkness, shining light on our darkest corners, is what allows us to transcend the darkness, to grow, to keep coming home to ourselves. The natural world is a perfect illustration of this paradoxical truth, with its constant interweaving of life and death, chaos and serenity, destruction and rebirth.

This is why, in my illustrations and abstract work, I strive to explore the hidden, the subconscious, the places of the mind that are forgotten, and mysterious places of beauty: Places filled with knotted trees, crumbling houses, chaotic skies, lost islands, colorful nebulas circulating deep in the cosmos, underwater, in the deep ocean depths where wild and beautiful creatures exist— places that are hidden, peaceful and that reveal how we are part of something bigger than ourselves. 



When I'm not drawing or working on my Etsy shop, I'm juggling between various freelance jobs to help pay the bills. By becoming a part of my Patreon community, you're directly helping me produce more artwork, and carve out more time to keep creating bigger and better projects to share with you. Each and every one of your pledges fills me with gratitude, bundles of joy, and continued stamina to fill this world with art! 

What you get

By joining my Patreon page, you get a bunch of different gifts/perks including behind-the-scenes photos and musings, art prints, original drawings, and private art classes. Most of all, you'll gain access to things I don't share anywhere else: insights into my creative process, a look into secret projects that are not yet ready to go public, and a special space where you can freely ask me questions, where we can build conversations around art, inspiration, creativity, life and all the rest.
By joining my Patreon community, you'll help me continue to share my art, which I will always share for free on my Facebook page, and on Instagram, with the hope of inspiring you, and resonating with the quiet, magical, and sometimes dark, worlds that lie within us all.

If you find inspiration or value in what I do, please consider becoming a part of the Patreon movement and pledging to my page. Even 1$ makes a difference! From the bottom of my heart, thank you. :)

"Let us not curse the darkness. Let us kindle little lights."
Dada Vaswani
Tiers
Cheery chinchilla
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
  • Access to the private Patron-only feed + Patreon Lens stories, which includes behind-the-scenes photos and videos of what I'm working on, thoughts on the creative process, sneak-peeks into my secret projects, sources of inspiration and other art-related musings. 
    --> these are monthly or bi-monthly updates
Playful platypus
$2 or more per month 7 patrons
New perk: 
  • A 5x7" art print that you can pick out yourself and I'll send it right to your door. 


+ Previous perk:

  • Full access to my Patreon-only posts + lens stories (vlogs, sneak peeks, secret projects, sources of inspiration, musings about art creativity and life).
Faithful fox
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
New perks:
  • Access to exclusive monthly live drawing sessions.
  • Downloadable PDFs of any new zines I create.
  • Fun goodies (prints and such) sent out to you when I reach my Patreon goals! 
  • Email me an idea and I'll draw it for you during one of the live drawing sessions.


+ All previous perks: 

  • A 5x7" art print that you can pick out, which I'll carefully and lovingly package and send to you. 
  • Full access to my Patreon-only posts + lens stories (vlogs, sneak peeks, secret projects, sources of inspiration, musings about art creativity and life).
Doting deer
$12 or more per month 2 patrons
New perk: 
  • Lifetime free access to all my drawing and creativity classes on Skillshare.


+ All previous perks: 

  • Access to exclusive monthly live drawing sessions.
  • Downloadable PDFs of any new zines I create.
  • Fun goodies (prints and such) sent out to you when I reach my Patreon goals! 
  • Email me an idea and I'll draw it for you during one of the live drawing sessions.
  • A 5x7" art print that you can pick out, which I'll carefully and lovingly package and send to you.
  • Full access to my Patreon-only posts  + lens stories (vlogs, sneak peeks, secret projects, sources of inspiration, musings about art creativity and life).
Elated elk
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons

New perk:
  • Every year, you'll receive a special limited edition collection of drawings with a hand-drawn cover and personalized message.


+ All previous perks:

  • Access to exclusive monthly live drawing sessions.
  • Downloadable PDFs of any new zines I create.
  • Fun goodies (prints and such) sent out to you when I reach my Patreon goals! 
  • Email me an idea and I'll draw it for you during one of the live drawing sessions.
  • A 5x7" art print that you can pick out, which I'll carefully and lovingly package and send to you.
  • Full access to my Patreon-only posts  + lens stories (vlogs, sneak peeks, secret projects, sources of inspiration, musings about art creativity and life).
Passionate pangolin
$40 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
New perk: 
  • You will get one custom original A4 drawing every year. (approximately 8x11 inches or 21x30 cm)


+ All previous perks:

  • Every year, you'll receive a special limited edition collection of drawings with a hand-drawn cover and personalized message.
  • Access to exclusive monthly live drawing sessions.
  • Downloadable PDFs of any new zines I create.
  • Fun goodies (prints and such) sent out to you when I reach my Patreon goals! 
  • Email me an idea and I'll draw it for you during one of the live drawing sessions.
  • A 5x7" art print that you can pick out, which I'll carefully and lovingly package and send to you.
  • Full access to my Patreon-only posts  + lens stories (vlogs, sneak peeks, secret projects, sources of inspiration, musings about art creativity and life).
Ultimate unicorn
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
New perk:
  • A monthly one-hour private Skype or Google Hangout session. We'll talk, we'll draw, we'll have fun! You get to ask me questions about anything and everything, on how to unleash your creativity, develop your artistic career, how to be more productive, have conversations around art, creativity and all the rest.


+ All previous perks:

  • Every year, you'll receive a special limited edition collection of drawings with a hand-drawn cover and personalized message.
  • Access to exclusive monthly live drawing sessions.
  • Downloadable PDFs of any new zines I create.
  • Fun goodies (prints and such) sent out to you when I reach my Patreon goals! 
  • Email me an idea and I'll draw it for you during one of the live drawing sessions.
  • A 5x7" art print that you can pick out, which I'll carefully and lovingly package and send to you.
  • Full access to my Patreon-only posts  + lens stories (vlogs, sneak peeks, secret projects, sources of inspiration, musings about art creativity and life).
Goals
$111 of $300 per month
I'll upgrade to a better camera or microphone so that I can give you higher-quality vlogs! I'm using my phone at the moment so reaching this would be seriously cool.
I'll also make a Patron-only victory dance for you! And yes, it will be embarrassing. :p
3 of 5
If you find inspiration or value in what I do, please consider becoming a part of the Patreon movement and pledging to my page. Even 1$ makes a difference! From the bottom of my heart, thank you. :)
The more people participate in my Patreon community, the more time I can carve out to make things just for you, like live Q&A videos, sketchbook downloads, personal feedback about your artistic or creative goals, and anything else you can think of!


My name is Marie-Noëlle Wurm, and I'm a French-American-German artist & illustrator in Montpellier, and sometimes in Montreal, which are my two heart-homes.

I think the creative part of ourselves is deeply connected to the natural world that surrounds us, and this is one of the foundations of my work. When I am in nature, listening to the wind in the leaves or the chaotic movement of the ocean, I feel safe, whole. A big part of my process is trying to get to the truths at our core, the truth of what it means to be human: connected to a natural world that is so much bigger than us, and yet also connected to an infinite richness within us – our capacity for self-awareness, for creativity, for building imaginary worlds from within.
This is why I often mingle the real and the imaginary, the figurative and the abstract, the rational and the intuitive, the conscious and the subconscious. I’m interested in these transitional spaces, where boundaries dissolve and two opposing truths are brought together, sustaining and enriching each other — there is equilibrium, truth, found in the boundary between the two.

I love creating worlds that are dreamlike, whimsically playful and delicately dark — filled with magical or haunting atmospheres. Darkness, and ‘negative’ emotions are inherently part of the human condition – but rather than shun them, I think it’s important to integrate them, give them voice, space, and thus allow them to transform us.
Finding beauty within the darkness, shining light on our darkest corners, is what allows us to transcend the darkness, to grow, to keep coming home to ourselves. The natural world is a perfect illustration of this paradoxical truth, with its constant interweaving of life and death, chaos and serenity, destruction and rebirth.

This is why, in my illustrations and abstract work, I strive to explore the hidden, the subconscious, the places of the mind that are forgotten, and mysterious places of beauty: Places filled with knotted trees, crumbling houses, chaotic skies, lost islands, colorful nebulas circulating deep in the cosmos, underwater, in the deep ocean depths where wild and beautiful creatures exist— places that are hidden, peaceful and that reveal how we are part of something bigger than ourselves. 



When I'm not drawing or working on my Etsy shop, I'm juggling between various freelance jobs to help pay the bills. By becoming a part of my Patreon community, you're directly helping me produce more artwork, and carve out more time to keep creating bigger and better projects to share with you. Each and every one of your pledges fills me with gratitude, bundles of joy, and continued stamina to fill this world with art! 

What you get

By joining my Patreon page, you get a bunch of different gifts/perks including behind-the-scenes photos and musings, art prints, original drawings, and private art classes. Most of all, you'll gain access to things I don't share anywhere else: insights into my creative process, a look into secret projects that are not yet ready to go public, and a special space where you can freely ask me questions, where we can build conversations around art, inspiration, creativity, life and all the rest.
By joining my Patreon community, you'll help me continue to share my art, which I will always share for free on my Facebook page, and on Instagram, with the hope of inspiring you, and resonating with the quiet, magical, and sometimes dark, worlds that lie within us all.

If you find inspiration or value in what I do, please consider becoming a part of the Patreon movement and pledging to my page. Even 1$ makes a difference! From the bottom of my heart, thank you. :)

"Let us not curse the darkness. Let us kindle little lights."
Dada Vaswani

Recent posts by Marie-Noelle Wurm

Tiers
Cheery chinchilla
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
  • Access to the private Patron-only feed + Patreon Lens stories, which includes behind-the-scenes photos and videos of what I'm working on, thoughts on the creative process, sneak-peeks into my secret projects, sources of inspiration and other art-related musings. 
    --> these are monthly or bi-monthly updates
Playful platypus
$2 or more per month 7 patrons
New perk: 
  • A 5x7" art print that you can pick out yourself and I'll send it right to your door. 


+ Previous perk:

  • Full access to my Patreon-only posts + lens stories (vlogs, sneak peeks, secret projects, sources of inspiration, musings about art creativity and life).
Faithful fox
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
New perks:
  • Access to exclusive monthly live drawing sessions.
  • Downloadable PDFs of any new zines I create.
  • Fun goodies (prints and such) sent out to you when I reach my Patreon goals! 
  • Email me an idea and I'll draw it for you during one of the live drawing sessions.


+ All previous perks: 

  • A 5x7" art print that you can pick out, which I'll carefully and lovingly package and send to you. 
  • Full access to my Patreon-only posts + lens stories (vlogs, sneak peeks, secret projects, sources of inspiration, musings about art creativity and life).
Doting deer
$12 or more per month 2 patrons
New perk: 
  • Lifetime free access to all my drawing and creativity classes on Skillshare.


+ All previous perks: 

  • Access to exclusive monthly live drawing sessions.
  • Downloadable PDFs of any new zines I create.
  • Fun goodies (prints and such) sent out to you when I reach my Patreon goals! 
  • Email me an idea and I'll draw it for you during one of the live drawing sessions.
  • A 5x7" art print that you can pick out, which I'll carefully and lovingly package and send to you.
  • Full access to my Patreon-only posts  + lens stories (vlogs, sneak peeks, secret projects, sources of inspiration, musings about art creativity and life).
Elated elk
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons

New perk:
  • Every year, you'll receive a special limited edition collection of drawings with a hand-drawn cover and personalized message.


+ All previous perks:

  • Access to exclusive monthly live drawing sessions.
  • Downloadable PDFs of any new zines I create.
  • Fun goodies (prints and such) sent out to you when I reach my Patreon goals! 
  • Email me an idea and I'll draw it for you during one of the live drawing sessions.
  • A 5x7" art print that you can pick out, which I'll carefully and lovingly package and send to you.
  • Full access to my Patreon-only posts  + lens stories (vlogs, sneak peeks, secret projects, sources of inspiration, musings about art creativity and life).
Passionate pangolin
$40 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
New perk: 
  • You will get one custom original A4 drawing every year. (approximately 8x11 inches or 21x30 cm)


+ All previous perks:

  • Every year, you'll receive a special limited edition collection of drawings with a hand-drawn cover and personalized message.
  • Access to exclusive monthly live drawing sessions.
  • Downloadable PDFs of any new zines I create.
  • Fun goodies (prints and such) sent out to you when I reach my Patreon goals! 
  • Email me an idea and I'll draw it for you during one of the live drawing sessions.
  • A 5x7" art print that you can pick out, which I'll carefully and lovingly package and send to you.
  • Full access to my Patreon-only posts  + lens stories (vlogs, sneak peeks, secret projects, sources of inspiration, musings about art creativity and life).
Ultimate unicorn
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
New perk:
  • A monthly one-hour private Skype or Google Hangout session. We'll talk, we'll draw, we'll have fun! You get to ask me questions about anything and everything, on how to unleash your creativity, develop your artistic career, how to be more productive, have conversations around art, creativity and all the rest.


+ All previous perks:

  • Every year, you'll receive a special limited edition collection of drawings with a hand-drawn cover and personalized message.
  • Access to exclusive monthly live drawing sessions.
  • Downloadable PDFs of any new zines I create.
  • Fun goodies (prints and such) sent out to you when I reach my Patreon goals! 
  • Email me an idea and I'll draw it for you during one of the live drawing sessions.
  • A 5x7" art print that you can pick out, which I'll carefully and lovingly package and send to you.
  • Full access to my Patreon-only posts  + lens stories (vlogs, sneak peeks, secret projects, sources of inspiration, musings about art creativity and life).