>H E L L O !

See the latest and greatest by artist Mari Orr || www.mariorr.com

H E L L O !
Original watercolor and acrylic abstract paintings by artist Mari Orr || www.mariorr.com
I'm Mari, a chemist-turned-artist based in Chicago, IL, USA
...and every color is my favorite!
Artist Mari Orr: Every color is my favorite! || www.mariorr.com
My mission is to capture the world's existing beauty...

...sometimes turn it on its head...
Coming up roses: screws reimagined by artist Mari Orr || www.mariorr.com
...and perhaps even build upon it.

Painting a single rose petal, artist Mari Orr || www.mariorr.com
I want to use my art to add kindness to the everyday...

...and make people smile.
Silly donuts by artist Mari Orr || www.mariorr.com
I believe kindness matters. Every sale of my Kind Notes benefits the National Alliance to End Homelessness or The Fund for Global Human Rights. I anonymously mail original hand-drawn and hand-painted pieces to people that need to know someone is thinking of them. And I've started leaving my tiny Kind Notes all over town for strangers to stumble across.
The Best is Yet to Come - Handlettered by Mari Orr || www.mariorr.com
An artist with a chemistry degree? Before devoting myself full-time to creating, I was a chemist by day and a DIY/home decor blogger by night. I'm naturally curious and always experimenting.
Original watercolor and acrylic abstract paintings by artist Mari Orr || www.mariorr.com
My home projects have been featured by HGTV, DIY Network, Today, West Elm, Lowe's Porch, Apartment Therapy, Buzzfeed, Etsy, Bob Vila, Mollie Makes, What to Expect, and countless others.
My art and photography have been commissioned by Urban Outfitters, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Daniel Wellington, Thoughtfully Magazine, Plumb Notebooks, and more. 

I can't cook.
I can barely sew.
But, I can paint.
...and I'd love to paint something for YOU!



Artist Mari Orr: Let me paint for you! || www.mariorr.com
I love expressing myself through color and I add new original acrylics and watercolors to my site every week or so.
Colorful abstract art paintings by Mari Orr || www.mariorr.com
Not into owning a unique and likely-to-increase-in-value (probably) work of art? Please peruse my prints!
Alphasticks Nature Typography by Mari Orr || www.mariorr.com
I also have pretty journals for you to doodle in and punny greeting cards to send to your family, friends, acquaintances, mechanic, etc.  
Greeting cards by artist Mari Orr || www.mariorr.com
And because I love making people smile, I give away a 100% fresh, certified organic new print every month -- a completely free work of art, just for you!

Get this month's freebie here.
Dreamcatcher FREE Abstract Art Download by Mari Orr || www.mariorr.com

Think my work would be wonderful on fabric? It's your lucky day! Find a few of my patterns as fabric, gift wrap, and wallpaper in my collection on Spoonflower
Find artist Mari Orr on Spoonflower!
My art is also available on phone cases, tote bags, mugs, and more in my shop on Society6
Artist Mari Orr on Society6!

 

Click here to wander through my paintings!
Artist Mari Orr || www.mariorr.com (Photo by Tulip+Rose Photography)