Hand painted rocks,ornaments and custom portrait rocks.

Kamloops, British Columbia · 209 Sales


Hand painted rocks,ornaments and custom portrait rocks.

Kamloops, British Columbia 209 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Cynthia Snider

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Cynthia Snider

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My life as an artist.

I started drawing at a very young age. I would fill up my mothers writing pads with doodles and then catch hell because she couldn't find a clean page. "Sorry mom!"
Many years later after trying a few different mediums, I realized I loved oil painting.
I draw and paint any subject matter that inspires me, from portraits (people & pets) to scenery, still-life and flowers.

In 1998 I found a book at the library on painting rocks. I looked at the book and put it back. I couldn't get it out of my mind so I went back the next day and borrowed it. Well the rest is history, I've been painting rocks ever since!

I also love to paint on wood Christmas ornaments. I create the design and then paint it on the ornament freehand, fun!
I also paint your pet or child on the larger ornaments. I include a Santa hat and "your" words on the back.

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  • Cynthia Snider

    Owner, Creator, Artist

    Cynthia is self taught. She draws and paints portraits (people & pets) ,still-life and flowers. She also paints on any surface including thousands of rocks!

  • Buffy


    Buffy used to hang out in my studio with me. She is no longer with us but I feel her there. ♥

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Last updated on 04 Feb, 2018
Frequently asked questions

What if I have an idea for a painting?

I'm all ears! Just convo me with your thoughts and we can discuss it.

How big are the portrait rocks?

The rock is "palm size", about 4" x 4" give or take. Every rock is unique and the shape will vary. The cost for this size is $79.99 Canadian + shipping.

I can paint on any size rock. If you want your portrait larger. The price and shipping will also go up.

Can I have more than one subject painted on the same rock? What is the cost? Can they be different species?

Yes! I charge 80% more for each additional subject on the SAME rock. So the first subject would be CAD$79.99 and the second (and so on) would be CAD$64 each.
For example; two subjects on one rock would be CAD$144 and three subjects on one rock would cost CAD $208. plus shipping.
The rock would get a bit bigger so the shipping will be slightly more.

Yes they can be different species. I can paint people and pets, so yes, you can mix them.

Do I have to pay upfront for my custom order?

Yes, full payment before I start.
We will convo each other with questions and ideas and I really want you to be happy.
I strive to do my best work with every portrait and want you to be thrilled.

What is the process if I want a portrait rock done?

*Just convo me with your idea.

*Send me at least one good photo. The more the better but let me know your favourite.

*I'll let you know if the photos are usable.

*Let me know if you want any names or dates on the rock. (Front or back)

*We get the finances out of the way and I start painting.

*I will send you photos when I'm done for your approval.

*Then I varnish, let it cure for a day, then ship it to you!

Please don't be shy about questions or thoughts. I may contact you too with questions.

What photos should I send?

Please send good clear jpeg photos. I cannot paint what I cannot see.
Close-ups and full body (for pets)
Outdoor or natural light is best.
Not so small that I can't enlarge.

How long does it take you to paint my portrait rock?

It depends on where you are in the queue.
It shouldn't be more than a week or two in most cases.

Do the portraits have to be on a rock?

I have small flat panels as small as 4" x 4" I'd be happy to paint on if you don't want a rock. They start at CAD $79.99 + shipping for one subject.