MariaAhrens

Watercolor Artwork & Fashion Illustration

Minneapolis, Minnesota 77 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (9)

MariaAhrens

Watercolor Artwork & Fashion Illustration

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 77 Sales

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Maria Ahrens

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Maria Ahrens

Announcement    Hello & welcome! I'm a fashion-loving watercolor artist and illustrator, and I love creating beautiful watercolor images for my lovely customers and clients. I guess you could say my signature as an artist is the amount of detail I put into my watercolor paintings, and people are my favorite subjects.

While fashion-related artwork is my default, I've also been commissioned for custom family portraits, commercial projects, and more. Feel free to contact me here on Etsy or at admin [!at] mariaahrens.com to request a custom project. I would love to work with you.

I hope you enjoy browsing my shop!

xo Maria

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Last updated on Mar 27, 2019

Hello & welcome! I'm a fashion-loving watercolor artist and illustrator, and I love creating beautiful watercolor images for my lovely customers and clients. I guess you could say my signature as an artist is the amount of detail I put into my watercolor paintings, and people are my favorite subjects.

While fashion-related artwork is my default, I've also been commissioned for custom family portraits, commercial projects, and more. Feel free to contact me here on Etsy or at admin [!at] mariaahrens.com to request a custom project. I would love to work with you.

I hope you enjoy browsing my shop!

xo Maria

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About MariaAhrens

Sales 77
On Etsy since 2016

Beautify any space with uniquely detailed watercolor artwork inspired by current fashion and vintage style.

Hi, I'm Maria! I'm a fashionista at heart, and I love creating beautiful watercolor images for my lovely customers and clients. Here you will experience uniquely detailed watercolor artwork inspired by both current fashion and vintage style. Thoughtful pops of color and clean lines lend to a sleek, modern aesthetic. Themes include fashion, street style, vintage, beauty, ballet, and custom artwork. I strive to provide products of the highest quality possible because I believe that art is something to be celebrated and treasured.

MY STORY
My love of drawing emerged as soon as I was old enough to hold a crayon, but I think my focus became fashion illustration in middle school. I didn't have a lot of close friends at that age (I was very shy and kind of a nerd), so a lot of my free-time was spent drawing and designing. That's when I decided that I wanted a career in fashion.

I completed a year of the Apparel Design program at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities campus) before deciding that I wanted more of a business focus and switched my major to Retail Merchandising. Even after entering the professional world, I didn't really believe that I could build a successful business around my artwork. My husband and friends saw the potential long before I did, but I eventually launched my business in November 2016.

Drawing/painting really is the thing that sets my soul on fire. Getting to use these skills to create things for other people to enjoy brings me indescribable happiness. I'm very grateful for the opportunities that I've had so far to share my vision, and I look forward to seeing what the future holds. Thank you for supporting my art and visiting my shop!

xo Maria

Shop members

  • Maria Ahrens

    Owner, Artist

    Maria Ahrens is a watercolor artist & fashion illustrator in Minneapolis, MN. Her work is inspired by current fashion and vintage style, and she loves collecting and creating beautiful things.

Production partners

  • FinerWorks Media, LLC

    San Antonio, TX

    I discovered FinerWorks through another artist and was immediately impressed by the quality of their prints. To make a print for my shop, I send them the digital scan of my artwork, and they reproduce it beautifully through their giclee printing process.

  • A local specialty printer

    Brooklyn Park, MN

    To create prints of my work, I send high-resolution scans of my paintings to a specialty printer. My printer then creates the reproductions with specialized equipment and archival inks and papers.

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More information

Last updated on Jun 21, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Wholesale rates available upon request. Please contact the artist at admin@mariaahrens.com for details.

Gift wrapping and packaging

For shipping, my artwork and prints are encased in plastic and sandwiched between 2 boards secured with a decorative ribbon tied in a bow. This bundle then goes into a cushion mailer for added security and support.

Sending as a gift? Gift wrapping available upon request.

When will I receive my order?

8x10 Prints, 5x7 Mini Prints, Sale items, and Original Artwork require no additional production time and will be shipped in 1-3 business days.

Semi-custom and Custom orders require 2-4 weeks of production time before they are ready to ship. Again, shipping time will vary depending on where you live.

If you are in a time crunch, please contact me ASAP and I will let you know if I can work with your timeline. I will do my best!

Custom and personalized orders

I love creating custom artwork for clients! You can learn more about ordering a custom painting here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/477336584/custom-watercolor-painting-personalized?ref=shop_home_active_33

Feel free to message me with requests or if you have any questions!

If I am local, can I pick up my order in person?

I do not offer pick-up options at this time. Please send me a message if you have any questions about shipping. I'm happy to help!