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Winter 2017 - Welcoming in the New Year

Happy Winter Wonderland of 2017! This winter in Seattle, we have been fortunate to have multiple days of Snowflakes - a rare occurrence in the region. I hope you are able to enjoy the season as well, whether it be snug with a book, hot chocolate, or other winter season tradition!

   FEATURED WORKS  Fantasea Art Book sneak peek -  Launching 2018


Fantasea Art Book sneak peek -  Launching 2018


  • Pelgrane Press
    recently released Cthulhu City, including some B&W interior illustrations I recently completed. 
  • Guide du Rôliste Galactique
    recently were kind to add a RPG Illustrator Biography of my work(s) to their site.
  • Siren Cove Studios
    Fantasea, Siren Cove Studios' art book debut, is exploring the world of fantasy and ocean delight. It will be swimming your way in 2018! It will feature the art of @heathersketcheroos and Marisa Erven. 

    Siren Cove Studios is also booking clients for 2018. Reach out to to discuss availability and project scope. 
  • Hyperspace
    Meet Hyperspace, an Extended Reality Immersive Experience that will be featured in the Seattle, WA, USA area. I have been working on Art Direction and Concept Art for the unannounced project since 2016. I look forward to sharing more with you soon! For now, here are a few videos from the Pacific Science Center, where we are a Startup-In-Residence. 

    More at:
    Where Art Meets Technology 
    Start Up in Residence: Hyperspace

Sending best wishes for the remainder of the season, as well as a happy start to 2018!
- Marisa



Spring 2017 - Featured Works, Latest News!

Space Docking Station, 2017

Space Docking Station, 2017

Thanks to all who stopped by to say hi at the booth this convention season, and supported the arts this year! It was a wonderful to see everyone, both new and familiar faces. 

Starting in October, we will be vending as Siren Cove Studios. Look forward to seeing you!

Artist Retreat, 2017

Spending the later part of the week working alongside other artists at an art retreat, while absorbing the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

I'm always interested to see what others bring on trips, so thought I would share with you some of my art selections for your perusal!

Some must-haves for the trip: Refillable Sketchbook, Copic Markers - held in Daiso storage containers (the BEST for affordable art storage), camera, Tombow and Blackwing pencils, Prismacolor pens, and Copic Multiliners. Also, some reading for the road! 

Hoping for sunshine - but considering we beat an 1895 rain record here in Seattle this year, I also brought a water-resistant coat! 

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