Marie-Noelle Wurm

is creating art that is delicate, dreamlike, and sometimes, a little dark

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  • 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. 
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Playful platypus
$2
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New perk: 
  • You will receive a set of 4 beautiful stickers with my artwork on them.
  • a 10% off coupon code for all prints & originals in my shop


+ 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).
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Includes promo code
Faithful fox
$5
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New perks:
  • Access to exclusive monthly live drawing sessions & a beautiful community of like-minded people on Discord (which is a chatroom where we can exchange tips/advice and general support)
  • An exclusive 5x7" art print that you can pick out, which I'll carefully and lovingly package and send to you. 
  • Fun goodies (prints and such) sent out to you when I reach my Patreon goals! 
  • a 20% off coupon code for all prints & originals in my shop
+ All previous perks: 
  • A set of 4 beautiful stickers.
  • Full access to my Patreon-only posts + lens stories (vlogs, sneak peeks, secret projects, sources of inspiration, musings about art creativity and life).
Includes Discord benefits
Includes promo code

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About

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
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$331 of $700 per month
If we get to this milestone, I will create a video tutorial related to art-making or creating your own creative business. I will create the video based on your suggestions.
I will also pick one of you to receive an original piece of artwork. :)
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