MY NAME IS Marie Beschorner and I’m a fulltime freelance artist and illustrator based in Germany with more than 10 years of experience working in the creative industry. My interest and passion lies within the art of visual storytelling, which was probably sparked by my love for literature, films, video games and art.

MY EXPERTISE ranges from visual development and concept art to highly polished final art. I focus on environments and characters and create visuals for advertising and campaigns, video games, apps, books and films.

I’m creating art under the pseudonym Company of Wolves – a name inspired by Angela Carter’s short story of the same title – since 2013.

A GLANCE INTO my portfolio quickly reveals that I’m fascinated by nature. In my art I’m ranging the forests of my imagination, exploring the moody and atmospheric expressions of the wild. I’m intrigued by remote locations – most of all the heart of the woods, where many of the scenes I depicted take place.

ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO – in the early beginnings of my freelance career – I started out with a focus on lighthearted, atmospheric little scenes with cute animal characters, inspired by the vibrant and highly rendered look of Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks Animation. I’m still enjoying these subjects but recently endeavored to broaden my skillset with more painterly approaches, inspired by traditional art, and exploring darker moods and subjects.