AmyKirkpatrickArt

Amy Kirkpatrick Fine Art, Wildlife & Nature Watercolors

California, United States · 299 Sales

AmyKirkpatrickArt

Amy Kirkpatrick Fine Art, Wildlife & Nature Watercolors

California, United States 299 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Wildlife and nature watercolor paintings by Amy Kirkpatrick that will turn your walls from ordinary to extraordinary!

My paintings will make your walls look like they are right out of a magazine, because they are! My watercolor art has been featured in several publications including two Better Homes & Gardens magazines. Happy walls make happy rooms!

Follow me on instagram! #amykirkpatrickart

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Last updated on Aug 20, 2016

Wildlife and nature watercolor paintings by Amy Kirkpatrick that will turn your walls from ordinary to extraordinary!

My paintings will make your walls look like they are right out of a magazine, because they are! My watercolor art has been featured in several publications including two Better Homes & Gardens magazines. Happy walls make happy rooms!

Follow me on instagram! #amykirkpatrickart

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Amy Kirkpatrick Art and Design

I took every art class offered in high school and studied art at Florida State University where I received a BFA in graphic design. I worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for over twenty years for a long list of leading companies such as Ashworth Golf Wear, Oracle, Cisco, Applied Materials, and Sun Microsystems, as well as a variety of ad agencies and corporate marketing departments. The past few years, I've been 100% focused on my watercolor painting.

I love fine papers and found my passion for color with watercolor. I have had my paintings shown in multiple magazines including Better Homes & Gardens® publications, as well as galleries around San Diego, including the prestigious San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS), and I have been an art judge at the world class San Diego Fair.

I am originally from Tallahassee, Florida. My husband was in the Navy when we married and it was the Navy that brought us to California. It was the beautiful weather that kept us here. He has a day job supporting our Reserve troops and a night job as a drummer in an awesome surf band. Our only children have been the furry kind, which currently is a feral born Siamese Flamepoint named Opie. Opie is tame but was feral just long enough to have a few wild habits,...#1 hates the doorbell, #2 wants to bury his food, #3 panics if his bowl is completely empty, and #4 guards the stairs every night. I call him our alarm kitty because he will let me know if there's anything going on outside, especially if he smells smoke. We tried taking him camping in an RV once but the campfires set him off and he kept telling us about it all night. No sleep! No more camping for Opie!

I work alone in my home studio, a big room that would be the envy of any artist. White walls, white furniture. I love it! I do most of my painting in my studio. Depending on my mood, it can take me hours, days, or weeks to finish a painting. I usually have more than one going at a time. I prop them up and will look at them for days to decide if it needs anymore work. When I decide a painting is finished, the digital process begins. I scan the painting on a professional scanner and take it into Adobe Photoshop to process it into a digital image for prints. This is the most time-consuming and tedious part of creating my art. It can take me hours to scan and color correct, then test print each image to make sure the color is the same as the original. I digitally remove the paper texture background so paintings with white backgrounds are truly white. When you get a print with a white background, you can be assured the white is the white of actual paper on your print. No gray or yellow backgrounds! Just paper! I am very picky so I know the prints you receive actually look like the original watercolor painting, especially when printed on my high end, museum grade watercolor paper. Seriously, it takes a fine eye to tell the difference. I've confused myself and had to start writing "original" on the back of my paintings.

I manage all orders myself from printing to shipping. All prints and cards are made to order by me. Cards are printed one by one on an HP desktop printer with nonfading inks and are hand folded and trimmed. Currently, cards are printed on a glossy paper. I am still researching a matte alternative. If you send me a question, it is actually me who writes you back. I can only wish I had an assistant!

My giclée prints are made on an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 that uses archival inks that Epson says doesn't fade for up to 200 years. As I said above, I love fine papers and have spent a great deal of time and expense finding the best paper. I use Canon's Museum Grade 100% Rag Aquarelle Watercolor paper, but it is very expensive! I recently found a less expensive alternative to offer in addition to the Aquarelle for those who are decorating and price is important. This is currently being added to my listings as MATTE. It has a smoother finish. It's still a pricey paper because it is also 100% rag and archival, but allows me to offer a price break.

I am always adding new paintings to my store, so I hope you will check back often. To keep up with my new work faster, be sure to join my Collector's Club. By joining today, you'll receive a link to download my calendars for free. http://eepurl.com/bN6ZCj

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    I am a full time artist living in Southern California. I have been a graphic designer longer than I'd like to admit, but it's watercolor and illustration that feed my spirit.

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Last updated on June 17, 2016
Thank you for visiting AmyKirkpatrickArt. I love sharing my art with you. I am always painting and adding new items so check back often.

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PayPal, Etsy Gift Cards, or Direct Pay with credit cards are accepted.
Shipping
My shipping preference is USPS. Most prints are shipped flat and you will receive a tracking number. Larger prints may be shipped in a tube. Orders are usually shipped within 48 hours. Orders made Friday or Saturday will ship the following Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a holiday).

Prints and originals are packaged individually in clear archival bags and each includes a title sticker for the back of your frame.

◆◆ INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ◆◆
Depending on your country, some additional duties and taxes may be required to receive your item. For example, the United Kingdom royal postal service states "You no longer have to pay customs duty for goods up to the value of £135, however you will still be required to pay import VAT and excise duty where applicable."

My shipping for international is an estimate and may seem high. However, I usually end up having to pay more than I collect. Please feel free to ask me to send you the actual price of shipping any item(s) to your country before or after purchase to see if you are due a refund.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. If for some reason the item is not what you expected, simply return it to me in the same packaging for a refund. Shipping is not refunded. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns about your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am always available to discuss special orders. I also offer a wide variety of framing options, note cards, cell phone covers, duvets, and pillows. Drop me a line for more information.

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Last updated on Apr 14, 2016
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Sizing details

Listing descriptions should answer any size questions, but please feel free to ask.

Custom and personalized orders

Most items are made to order, so if you need a size adjusted or anything else, please ask me a before placing your order to make sure it's possible.

Care instructions

My prints are made with archival inks and papers. Still, it is always best to hang prints out of direct sunlight as the sun does speed fading. Glass or acrylic should be used in your frame. Framed prints should be safe from fading for up to 100 years, or if kept in a dark room or book, 200 years.

I tested the ink with a print on cheap glossy photo paper in my back yard here in sunny San Diego for a month. I left it on a table with a rock over it to see how it would hold up. It rained a few times, but mostly had direct sunlight. The picture did not fade, but the rainy weather did ruin the glossy paper.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All prints are sent in clear archival sleeves with an acid-free backing sheet and a title sticker for the back of your frame. Items are generally wrapped with the receipt inside and then put in an evelope. Please let me know in "note to seller" if you want the receipt left out of the wrapped package or out of the envelope entirely.

Wholesale availability

Unframed prints are available for wholesale direct through me, but keep in mind that stock is made to order. I do have a source for wholesale framed prints. Contact me for more information.