A local artist who’s on a 100 day painting marathon for the love of the wild is nearing the halfway point in her project.
Marisa Pahl is raising money to fund the environmental organization Pacific Wild – and she’s auctioning her watercolours to do it.
Pahl says while she’s loved the painting – she’s found other, unexpected rewards along the way.
“Aside from the daily practice and the auctions, and all the other positives, I think for me the biggest amazing feedback has been the personal connections with people who are environmental advocates.”
A selection of Pahl’s completed watercolours
Pahl says the project was tough at the get go, but has been coming together as the days go by.
“It’s a balance of inspiration and discipline. There’s something that happens when you are doing something every day where it gets easier and you see so much progress”
Anyone who wants to participate should include a description of what they do to help the environment.
Some of the diminutive paintings have already sold for as much as $200 dollars.
The project started when Pahl invited her favourite environmental activists to send her a photo, including David Suzuki, who she’s still hoping might send her a photo.