Marie-Noëlle Wurm - Art prints & originals for dreamers

Montpellier, France

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Hey lovelies! I've moved! :) Not sure where yet, but probably on my website, or on
You can also check my Patreon page where I do art challenges, live sessions, & behind-the-scenes vlogs. See you soon! :)

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Art for dreamers, stargazers and those who search for little lights in the dark.

My name is Marie-Noëlle Wurm, and I'm a French-American-German artist and puppeteer based 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'm 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.

I'm a self-taught artist that has lived in 4 different countries and dabbled in many different fields : I have two Bachelor degrees, one in biology and one in film and English literature, and have also completed a graduate degree in puppet theatre. These explorations into different fields are all little puzzle pieces that have built up my artistic practice and brought it to where it is today - a world perched on the edge of the real and the imaginary, which sometimes spills over on one side, or the other. Ink and watercolor are my favored tools when I draw or paint: their fluidity creates a constant tight-rope balance between letting the medium go and purposefully bringing it somewhere. It is fascinating, terrifying and exhilarating. However, just as I have determinedly wandered into different fields of knowledge, I also wander among the multitudes of artistic tools that are available today, and sometimes pick up graphite pencils, engraving techniques, ink pens, and dry pastel pencils. In this state of constantly shifting materials, which constantly pushes my boundaries, my passion and commitment to drawing out the images that arise from within is unwavering.

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Hi! I hope you like my work. Before purchasing, please review my shop policies and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. A happy you makes a happy me :)
Have a beautiful day!

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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 21 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
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A happy you makes a happy me :)
Love it or get your money back!
If you do not like the product you receive, you can ask for an exchange or a refund within 3 weeks of the shipping date.
Cost of returning the print is the buyer's responsibility.
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I ship worldwide, within 1 to 3 business days.

** Packaging**
I put a lot of love and time into hand packaging my items.

The originals are almost all made on 265g eco-friendly bamboo paper (it is highly renewable and saves resources).
Unless otherwise stated, the prints are printed on beautiful thick paper, that looks and feels like an original. I try to make the online colors match the real product colors as much as possible - However, there might be slight differences in color, due to variations with computer screens.
I hope you like the products you receive. Please let me know if you don't: a happy you makes a happy me! :)

** International Customs/Duties**
All custom fees/duties for your country are the buyer's responsibility.

**Postal service options**
I send out all my packages using the basic postal service. If you would like tracking, insurance or Express shipping, add one of the many shipping upgrade options upon checkout. If you're feeling confused, just write me a quick message and I'll help you sort out what you want according to your needs! :)
Additional policies and FAQs
If you're interested in a custom orders, please drop me a line. I'd love to make something especially for you! :)

If you're interested in consignment or wholesale orders, please drop me a line as well and I will be happy to help you out.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
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Gift wrapping and packaging

I offer gift wrapping and packaging which I handwrap with care and attention to detail. I use recyclable materials as much as possible since the health of the planet is very important to me. :)