Whimsical Art & Gifts

Berkeley, California · 4914 Sales

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Annya Kai


Annya Kai

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Annya Kai

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Joy and Color

Annya Kai was born and grew up in Moscow Russia, where she attended the State Academic Art Institute V.I. Surikov. After completing a degree in classical art, Annya immigrated to the United States. Pursuing her passion for animal conservation Annya also earned an M.A. in Environmental Science & Policy from Clark University. She now lives and works in sunny Berkeley, California.

Uniquely handmade, her creations are full of imaginative landscapes and whimsical creatures, woven together by vibrant color and fluid lines. Kai’s paintings can be found worldwide — both licensed commercially and sold to private collections — including Heaven & Earth Designs, Bradford Checks, Goldman Sachs (New York) and Zoos Victoria (Australia).

"Art is a way to express my obsessive love of color, fantasy, and precision. I’m still very much a classical painter so little of the creative process takes place digitally. My studio is filled with materials which I can deconstruct in order to extract their maximum color potential. Markers are taken apart and used at high concentrations as water-based paint. Minerals are ground for pigments. St. Petersburg watercolors are intertwined with pastels, gouache or ink. This mixed media approach allows me to create artwork that is deeply saturated and colorfully complex.

I'm continuously inspired by finding vintage fairytale illustrations, taking hikes through woods and along coastlines, and occasional globetrotting. More than anything else, I love making bright, beautiful things that other people will enjoy."

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Last updated on March 1, 2018
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A quick word about quality -- when you purchase one of my prints you will receive the highest quality Giclee reproduction, created with archival inks on professional grade paper. I take pride in using the best possible materials and carefully calibrating the colors of each print to closely resemble original art. All prints are also hand-signed by the artist.

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All sales are final. I offer replacement prints for those lost in the mail or damaged upon arrival. I do not allow exchanging of prints once they have been shipped.

✽ Damaged Items: If your item(s) arrived damaged in the mail, please send a photo of the damaged packaging and/or merchandise. I will be happy to replace it.

✽ Missing/Lost Packages: While extremely rare, if a package ends up missing along its travels to you, I am happy to send a replacement! If an item is marked as delivered within the USPS system, but did not arrive, the seller is not responsible. Please make sure the address you provide is safe and secure.

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Additional policies and FAQs

I am happy to accept orders for custom, original paintings.

Send me an Etsy convo with your ideas and desired size of the painting. I will be happy to work with you to create something unique and beautiful.

Pricing varies. Rates will be based on:
1. Size of the painting
2. Complexity of the image
3. Estimated time to complete

Base price usually starts at $300 for an 8x10 original painting.