AmyKirkpatrickArt

Watercolor Paintings • Fine Art Prints • Greeting Cards

Carlsbad, California | 805 Sales

AmyKirkpatrickArt

Watercolor Paintings • Fine Art Prints • Greeting Cards

Carlsbad, California 805 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner My shop is closed until November 12, 2018, possibly reopening a little sooner. You may continue to view my paintings and purchase prints, along with other items, at AmyPrints.com.

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Last updated on Oct 19, 2018

My shop is closed until November 12, 2018, possibly reopening a little sooner. You may continue to view my paintings and purchase prints, along with other items, at AmyPrints.com.

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About

Amy Kirkpatrick Art and Design

I received a BFA in graphic design from Florida State University and worked as a graphic designer / illustrator for over twenty years for a long list of leading companies such as Ashworth Golf Wear, Oracle, and ad agencies. The past few years, I've been 100% focused on my watercolor painting.

My paintings have been featured in multiple magazines including Better Homes & Gardens® publications and is currently licensed to a few manufacturers for their goods.

I work in my home studio, a big room that would be the envy of any artist. I love it! Depending on my mood, it can take me hours or weeks to finish a painting, and I usually have several in progress. 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. It can take me hours to color correct, by testing each image to make sure the color is the same as the original and remove any scanned background texture of paintings with white backgrounds. When you get a print with a white background, you can be assured the white is the white of the paper of 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. It takes a better eye than mine to tell the difference and I've 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, hand folded and trimmed with a paper cutter, one at a time.

My giclée prints are made on an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 that uses archival inks that Epson says won't fade for up to 200 years. I have spent a great deal of time finding the best paper. I use a Museum Grade 100% Rag Aquarelle WATERCOLOR paper, but it is very expensive! I recently found a less expensive alternative to offer in addition for those who are decorating and price is important. This is currently shown as either MATTE or SMOOTH in my listings. It is also 100% rag and archival, but allows me to offer a little price break.

I hope you will join my Collector's Club at http://eepurl.com/bN6ZCj to see new paintings and special offerings on a very occasional basis.

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    I am a full time artist living in Southern California. I have a graphic design background but it's watercolor and illustration that feed my spirit.

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Last updated on April 11, 2018
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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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours 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 personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
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.
Payment
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 are shipped in a sturdy mailing tube. Orders are usually shipped within 48 hours. Orders made Fridays or weekends will ship the following Monday or Tuesday.

ORIGINALS are mailed with insurance and will require a signature upon receipt.

CANCELLATIONS: You may ask me for a cancellation anytime and if it hasn't already shipped, I will cancel your order for you.

◆◆ 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."
Additional policies and FAQs
I am always available to discuss special orders. I also offer a wide variety of framing options, canvas or acrylic prints, home decor items and apparel. Drop me a line for more information.

More information

Last updated on Apr 11, 2018
Frequently asked questions
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 want to change the orientation. Simply let me know in the Note to Seller or ask me.

Care instructions

Prints are made with archival inks and papers and should be safe from fading for up to 200 years and are steamy bathroom safe.

Originals should be framed with glass or acrylic and are best kept out of direct sunlight. It is okay to hang an original in a steamy bathroom as long as it is well-framed and protected with glass or acrylic.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All prints are sent in clear archival sleeves and include a title sticker for the back of your frame.

Wholesale availability

Unframed prints are available for wholesale direct through me, but I also have a source for wholesale framed or canvas prints. Contact me for more information.