Marika Paz is a self taught artist and illustrator. Her art explores the relationships of animals, humans, and nature. Influenced by folk stories and mysticism, her work is dreamy and imaginative creating a world of magic, wonder, and possibilities. Marika creates intricate drawings of flora and fauna using watercolor, gouache, pencil, and ink. Her work can be seen nationally at galleries, stores, and publications

After wandering from California, North Carolina, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Scotland, she has now docked in Portland, Or. She spends her days drawing and painting in her little blue house where she lives with her Husband Patrick, Scout the Dogs, Boogie the cat, and Sugar the other cat

Please contact me at hello@marikapaz.com



Literary and Children's book illustration, represented by Kathleen Rushall, Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Some places you might have seen me:

Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft Shop • Powell's City of Books ICON8 Illustration Conference • Flying House Anthology • Sketchbook Project • Columbia College Printers Ball It's Alive! • Spoonful Magazine Flow Magazine • Tiny Iceland Blog • Young Adventuress Blog • Inky Squid Blog • House of Moss Blog • Renegade Craft Fair • Crafty Wonderland • Urban Craft Uprising

Recent shows:

Gallery 1988 • Fifty 24PDX • Albina Press • Powell's Basil Hallward Gallery • Black Wagon •  Crafty Wonderland Artist of the Month • Coffee House Northwest • Bridge City Mercantile • Optic Nerve Gallery • Urban Craft Uprising • ICON Illustration Conference


Where I'll be next:









Bridge City Mercantile, Portland OR

Collage, Portland OR

Crafty Wonderland, Portland OR

Gossamer, Portland OR

Memento, Portland OR

Museum of Contemporary Craft Gallery Store, Portland OR

New Seasons, Portland OR and Vancouver WA

Powell's Hawthorne, Portland OR

Powell's City of Books, Portland OR

Tilde, Portland OR


Kobo Seattle, Seattle WA

New Seasons, Vancouver WA


Castle in the Air, Berkley CA