All creatures great and small ....

Sunshine Coast, Queensland | 17 Sales


All creatures great and small ....

Sunshine Coast, Queensland 17 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

StoneAndCanvas is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am on a short vacation ... will reopen on Tuesday, 11 December.
Thank you...

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 08 Dec, 2018

I am on a short vacation ... will reopen on Tuesday, 11 December.
Thank you...

Jan Singleton

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Jan Singleton


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
  • epson233 on 06 Oct, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    thanks jan it arrived all safe and sound -- i love it!!!!!! -- you do beautiful work

  • Mar on 11 Sep, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Jan has done several baubles for me and each one has been spectacular. Jan is truly an artist that takes the time to ensure all of your pet's details are accurately reflected.

    I cannot say enough wonderful things about Jan. She has also done work for my family and friends after I raved about her work. We've all been so happy with what we've received. Each product is perfect and Jan is so wonderful to work with.

    My first bauble done by Jan was a portrait of my childhood dog. Its such a special thing to have a part of him on my Christmas tree each year since he's passed. Thanks again, Jan! I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful keepsakes you have given me and my family.

  • michellemailhot1 on 28 Nov, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

    Jan was great to work with. She did an excellent job! Would defiantly recommend her.

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Self taught artist and mad, crazy animal lover

I would love to start off my story by telling you all about graduating from art college and then having my work hanging in numerous galleries, but alas that is not the way it goes. I am a self taught artist, no diplomas or awards, just a great love of animals and painting them. I started drawing at a young age (a long, long time ago). As an only child I had a lot of spare time so I would lock myself away in my room with a pencil and piece of charcoal and draw on anything I could find. I still have a lion that I sketched on a big piece of brown wrapping paper that I salvaged from the bin!

I have been painting for many years now but only started painting river rocks a few years ago. I love the 3D effect you can get when you paint an animal on a rock - they seem to come to life. I buy all my rocks at a local landscaping supplier and can often be found climbing the mounds of rocks waiting for a guinea pig, turtle, penguin or some other critter to call out to me. I paint lots of different animals on rocks and do custom painting to turn pets into "Rock Stars". I also paint traditional pet portraits on acrylic board. Animals have so much soul and character and I try to depict that in my painting.

I enjoy many types of art and my latest project is 3D Resin Art. The technique has apparently been around for centuries and involves a long process of painting on layers of resin to build up art pieces with a perception of depth and realism. You can view my 3D resin artwork on my website

Thanks for taking the time to meet me. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it.

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  • Jan Singleton

    Owner, Artist, Animal Lover

    I love to paint animals, especially on river rocks - the 3D effect of the rock seems to bring them to life.

  • Mustang Sally

    Nose Model, Muse, Assistant

    Nose model, amusement director, muse.

Shop policies

Last updated on 03 February, 2018
Welcome to my shop and thanks for stopping by. I handpaint all my work using high quality acrylic paint. The rocks are smooth river rocks and the terracotta pots are italian made. My pet portraits are painted on mattboard using acrylic paints. I hope you like my work!

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
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Returns and exchange details
Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Payment method is via PayPal, which includes credit card payments for customers without a PayPal account.
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The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, see individual items.

I use Australia Post for small parcels and courier for larger parcels within Australia. Most parcels should arrive within 3 business days. If you need something fast please convo me and I will provide an express shipping cost.

I am happy to ship internationally. Orders shipped outside of Australia are sent via Australia Post International Airmail. I can provide a quote for insurance or express shipping on orders if required. In accordance with Australia Post requirements, all parcels are shipped with a customs slip. Customs charges and taxes are the responsibility of the recipient. International orders generally take around 10 business days to arrive.

I am happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases but as it depends on the combination of items, it's not always possible for me to provide accurate quotes in my product listings. Please contact me before making a purchase so I can provide a shipping quote.

As soon as the item is shipped it is out of my control. I pack my work very carefully to ensure it will arrive safely however should something happen in transit I cannot be responsible. If your package does not arrive I will do my best to help locate it.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Please remember that I retain all of the rights to the artwork sold. Purchase of a hand painted item does not entitle the buyer to reproduce that work in anyway without my permission. I own all copyrights to the artwork. Although you may own the finished painting, you may not reproduce any of my work without written consent.