KarinaMaeStudio

Lovely Creatures for Gentle Souls

Victoria, British Columbia | 103 Sales

KarinaMaeStudio

Lovely Creatures for Gentle Souls

Victoria, British Columbia 103 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (22)

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Note from shop owner Thanks for coming by! I am away until February 19th, if you need to contact me before then please send an email to karinakalvaitis [!at] gmail.com.

- Karina

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 13 Feb, 2019

Thanks for coming by! I am away until February 19th, if you need to contact me before then please send an email to karinakalvaitis [!at] gmail.com.

- Karina

Karina Mae

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Karina Mae

About

A world of personable, gentle creatures.

I come from a family of artists/creators who are always working on one project or another – being excited about creating something is my natural state.

I started making my line of animal greeting cards and prints in 2012 when I worked at a small local company that specializing in printing art. I gradually added to my line of images as I made the transition to working as an artist full time. Each time I add an image I feel like I'm illustrating one more aspect of this magical world full of gentle creatures.

In addition to illustration, I also make the imaginary animal sculptures that you will find in my other shop: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheSecretNest

I create my artwork in my studio in the Rock Bay neighbourhood of Victoria, BC Canada. My small studio is overstuffed with art supplies as I've tried (and love) pretty much every art medium you can name.

Thanks so much for visiting,

Karina Kalvaitis

Shop members

  • Karina Kalvaitis

    Owner

    I majored in sculpture at the Alberta College of Art and Design (Canada) and later studied theatre prop building at the Banff Centre. I have lived in Victoria, B.C. since 1996 and work as an artist full-time.

Production partners

  • Art Ink Print

    Victoria, BC

    My cards are printed by Art Ink Print, my local art print shop. I worked there myself for several years! I design the cards myself and they print them according to my specifications. The cards are colour matched to the original paintings for accuracy. Once printed I package the cards myself.

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Last updated on 15 Jun, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Where are the imaginary animals?

Here they are! https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheSecretNest

Wholesale availability

Yes, I do sell wholesale cards and prints. Please contact me for more info!

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