Amy Woods Watercolors

St Louis, Missouri On Etsy since 2007

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Amy Woods Watercolors

St Louis, Missouri | 294 Sales

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Last updated on Apr 23, 2020

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About AmyWoodsWatercolors

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The Medium of Light

It all began at a fairly low point in my life. I had just returned from teaching English in China and was floundering about, unsure of what to do next. My mother suggested I take a watercolor class - probably hoping I would stop my navel gazing. I loved it. From that point forward I painted, took classes, workshops, visited art museums and then painted some more. In between the painting, life happened, and sometimes it felt like life just didn't want me to be an artist. I've learned the act of painting doesn't always happen in a studio with sunshine on your shoulders and classical music playing in the background; sometimes you paint on the kitchen table after a long day at work. Through the years I've had to let go of some of my ideals as to what I think it means to be an artist and just practice my craft and celebrate that I am part of that great body called "art."

Watercolor is called the medium of light. The white of the paper is as important as the colors I use. Painting in watercolors has trained my eyes and heart to look for the light. I've learned to plan for the light in my paintings and look for it in my life. I know it sounds a bit corny but it's very true. That's the amazing thing about art, it can change you!

I've painted in between all the cracks and changes of life, various jobs, moving (lots of that), marrying and now "mommying". My journey has been much like a watercolor itself - full of fuzzy and hard edges and puddles of swirling color yet, full of light.

I am inspired by my garden, nature and just the everyday beauty of home and life.

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    I see the world around me. I enjoy nature. I love simplicity and light. I hunger for color and flowers. And when I dip my brush in my watercolors, I feel joy.

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Last updated on July 10, 2014
Hi there! I'm Amy Woods, a watercolor artist, wife, and mom. I've been painting for over 20 years now and still love that moment my brush hits the paper. My first watercolors were flowers--they are my most favorite subject matter. I've loved gardening for many years, and there's no greater joy than painting the flowers you grow.

If there's something I haven't covered in the policies below, please do ask! :)

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For all original or print work in my Etsy shop, I do my best to present the work as accurately as possible. Keep in mind that every computer monitor may display colors a bit differently and allow for those very slight variations. If you are unhappy with the watercolor you purchased, please give me a chance to correct it. If need be, I will refund the cost of the painting upon its return.


Because a custom watercolor is a piece of art meant to bring joy for a lifetime, please take the time and get to know my style. I encourage all people to investigate the work of an artist before they order a commission. Please browse through my website,, to get a feel for my style from previous artwork.

When commissioning me to do artwork for you, I do hope you mean the following:

1. You like my style of painting
2. You trust that I will paint the subject matter in a way that is both artistic and meaningful.

Given that, I do not offer refunds for custom watercolors.

I am so thankful for the many people who have trusted me to paint the things that are so special to them over the years - dogs, homes, flowers, and even a cat or two.
Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped. If you are having any issues with PayPal, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will assist you in anyway that I can.
I ship within in three days of receiving payment via USPS Priority mail with tracking. For my original work over $100, I will also insure it.

USPS has been generally very reliable and timely. However, if you prefer another mode of delivery please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your wishes. If you live locally, I will be happy to deliver any original work to you.

After purchase, the time frame for completion is 2-3 weeks. Once completed, I’ll send it to you beautifully wrapped inside a protective, insured, and tracked package via USPS Priority Mail.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do offer gift certificates for custom watercolors, prints, and originals--please inquire!

If we are sending any item in the store as a gift, please let me know if you'd like a gift message included (either you send me a hand-written note or I will write one).

If you've ordered a custom watercolor, I will provide you with a scanned image of the finished work before it is shipped.