Watercolour

Blending physical pigment to tell stories of whimsical worlds or science research. Or both.

Watercolour painting: Yellow, green, and blue hot-air balloon in blue sky with yellow stars. Yellow sun rays over white and green mountains. Blue water reflecting sun and stars ©2022 Outspoken Images by Marie Warner Preston
Illustration. Black ink: snowy owl in flight, top left corner. Watercolour: Red sunset, purple mountains, green fir trees and lichen. ©2021 Outspoken Images by Marie Warner Preston
Watercolour painting: Night sky, mountains, water, coniferous trees. ©2022 Marie Preston / Outspoken Images
Watercolour painting: House, flower, moose, hare, human, and coniferous trees along path toward mountains. ©2022 Marie Warner Preston
Watercolour painting: Rainbow over mountains with tent, trees, and people in foreground ©2022 Marie Preston
Watercolour painting: bicycle with flower baskets near evergreen trees with bee, butterfly, bird, big yellow sun, and green mountain. Outspoken Image by Marie Warner Preston
Find, a watercolour painting: White star constellation Ursa Major with moon sliver in blue sky above grey mountains. Moon reflected in blue water behind a green path on a green hill. ©2021 Outspoken Images by Marie Warner Preston
Green Game, a watercolour painting. Green frog, lilypads, cat-tails, fir trees, dragonfly and hill against blue sky and water ©2021 Outspoken Images by Marie Warner Preston
Orange clownfish (Amphiprion percula) ©2021 Outspoken Images by Marie Warner Preston
Strawberry Squid (Histioteuthis heteropsis) watercolour painting ©2021 Outspoken Images by Marie Warner Preston
Watercolour painting: Blue-footed Booby bird (Sula nebouxii) standing on rock. 10x15 cm Hahnemuehle paper ©2022 Outspoken Images by Marie Warner Preston
Orange Arrival: Watercolour painting. Orange and yellow hot-air balloon against yellow and orange sunrise above green hill ©2021 Outspoken Images by Marie Warner Preston
Watercolour illustration: Green / black coniferous trees, fireflies, cabin and person on island, water, mountains, moon, and stars. ©2022 Marie Preston
Table for Two; Watercolour and ink illustration. Two mice on a tree stump under a leaf while rain falls at night. ©2022 by Marie Preston / Outspoken Images.
Watercolour painting by Marie Preston titled Catch of the Day: White birch tree with yellow leaves; moon and sunset reflected in water; fish catching a fly; person fishing; green grass and hills
Watercolour painting of pink and yellow clouds at sunset over blue mountains and lake, with people walking on a path toward a cabin. ©2022 Marie Warner Preston / Outspoken Images
ACS Physical Chemistry Au journal cover: Journal cover artwork featuring orange (upper) and blue (lower) potential energy surfaces, with the progress of an ion-molecule reaction shown using stick-and-ball drawings superimposed on the potential energy surfaces. ©2021 Marie Preston

I cannot recommend Marie highly enough. Within a few days, and with only a general idea to work from, Marie created a number of sketches to illustrate her ideas for our cover artwork. All of her sketches were excellent; it was challenging choosing between them! We selected the sketch that best captured the concept we wanted to depict, and Marie then created a polished version based on our feedback. Marie discussed all elements of the artwork with us, to ensure that the scientific content was being accurately represented. She also (very quickly) made a number of small tweaks when we requested changes to the artwork. The cover artwork was finalised well within the agreed timeframe, and we are very happy with the final product. Marie was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her again on future projects.

Dr. Brianna Heazlewood, Research Scientist: University of Liverpool, England


Commission your own colour illustrations. Base prices:

Spot
1500 NOK (150 EUR / 185 USD)

Quarter page
2000 NOK (200 EUR / 245 USD)

Half page
3500 NOK (350 EUR / 425 USD)

Full page
5000 NOK (500 EUR / 600 USD)

Two-page spread
7500 NOK (750 EUR / 900 USD)

Front cover
10000 NOK (1000 EUR / 1200 USD)