ArtFromDenise

High Quality Canvas Wall Art & Functional Art Decor

Kerrville, Texas | 1490 Sales

ArtFromDenise

High Quality Canvas Wall Art & Functional Art Decor

Kerrville, Texas 1490 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars (274)

Announcement   Are you looking for uncommon WALL ART and designer HOME DECOR direct from the artist? Offered exclusively through Etsy and handmade in the U.S., Denise specializes in abstracts, beach scenes, sunsets, and birch tree paintings in shades of aqua, teal, turquoise, jewel tones and popular color palettes. To view her designer home decor products featuring ArtFromDenise (i.e. pillows, shower curtains, etc.), please visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtFromDeniseDecor.

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Last updated on Jan 26, 2019

Are you looking for uncommon WALL ART and designer HOME DECOR direct from the artist? Offered exclusively through Etsy and handmade in the U.S., Denise specializes in abstracts, beach scenes, sunsets, and birch tree paintings in shades of aqua, teal, turquoise, jewel tones and popular color palettes. To view her designer home decor products featuring ArtFromDenise (i.e. pillows, shower curtains, etc.), please visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtFromDeniseDecor.

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About

A one woman art show

Located in the Texas Hill Country, ArtFromDenise is owned & operated by Denise Cunniff. That's me! A one woman art show. Offering high quality canvas wall art and unique art decor direct from the artist at her best possible price.

My art is inspired by, well, EVERYTHING. Not just the cookie cutter reasons included in the average artists bio. Sure, nature inspires me. So does chocolate cake. And unless it's birds, trees, a sunset or seascape, I mostly paint in an abstract style, never know what will inspire me, try to follow my gut and rarely plan the design. It's an organic process. Color drives the direction. Mood affects everything. And usually, I'm not sure if it's me controlling the paint or a higher power. Especially when a painting turns out 100x better than I could ever imagine. Seriously, I think that power drives most life-long talented artists. Visual and otherwise. It's a passion we're born with for many reasons. We're meant to tune in, let go and share it with the world.

Like when a friendly little small town bank asked me to paint five huge indoor murals. Lots of research, planning and designing would be required for five hill country scenes depicting their town's history of longhorns, horses, ranchers, cowboys, Indians, merchants, wagon trains and more. All in sepia tones for an aged look.

The uncharted territory of this project wasn't easy to take on. Painting landscapes - no problem. That comes naturally for me and when realistic art was more popular, I loved doing it (in full color). Animals and people were not in my painting repertoire. One 30' wide mural required painting from planks resting on 16' scaffolding. Heights give me the heebie-jeebies. Walking planks is for pirates. Using one color sounded boring.

As one who doesn't want to disappoint with a bit of OCD thrown in, I worried they wouldn't be happy with the results. Until a friend reminded me that I needed to let go and have faith.

Amazingly, with the exception of prep work, the first mural was completed in two days. A scene of hills + trees + four cowboys on four horses crossing a river. 15' wide! In 2 days? I had to sign it God + Denise. Really. It would have felt like plagiarism otherwise. The entire project was an awesome experience. Talk about inspired! Each mural flowed like magic and turned out great. I loved every minute of it AND all the friendly small town people.

Soon after, another friendly small town bank asked me to create similar murals. In full color.

I pay attention to synchronicity (my favorite word) and gladly painted those. Plus horse portraits and western murals for other people. And another one for that first little town. A life size outdoor full color scene for the tourist hot spot of Bandera. The final results were even more awesome. The preliminary work I did photographing handsome cowboys on horses wasn't bad either. Icing on the cake.

This has been a pattern for my 35+ years as an artist and interior designer. The more you let go and let God help you master something, the more you will enjoy it and the more in demand it will be. For a reason. Fourteen years later, those murals are still being enjoyed by thousands of people and the families that commissioned the horse portraits will enjoy them for generations. Which is what it's all about.

Similar mural requests still come in. But due to a near fall off of 12' scaffolding, you'll never see my butt UP there again. Creating from the comfort of my home studio is much easier than climbing ladders or monkey bars. And my interests and preferred style has changed. As well as my customers. Most just want uncommon home decor that makes them feel good and looks great in their space. Which is why my current art is all about that.

These days, time is a big factor in how and what I create. For every original painting, I scan and process the image for printing, create design examples for each listing, take care of marketing, customer service, and all other facets of managing an online business. As a one woman art show, switching gears from 'in the flow' of creating art to managing left brain duties is a challenge. Then there's that challenge we all face of not getting sucked into some random rabbit hole every time we go online. Know what I mean?

Anywhooo....
To make the most of my time and keep overhead costs down and sustainable, I only offer products online and don't keep anything in stock. Every print is made to order - one at a time - after an order is placed. An expert production partner prints, assembles, packages and ships direct to my customer.

I hope you will allow the time to browse through the ArtFromDenise shops. Among the abundant array of unique art products to choose from, you're sure to find something to suit your style and personality, as well as uncommon gift options. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtFromDeniseDecor
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Shop members

  • Denise Cunniff

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

  • Handmade by Denise Cunniff

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Please support Handmade in the U.S.A.

  • Ginger

    Rest In Peace

    My trusted studio companion for over thirteen years. She is dearly missed. I think of her daily.

Production partners

  • Giclée printing service

    United States

    My production partner is awesome! They do what they say they are going to do, they always ship on time, and they deliver a great product and excellent customer service! I've been working with them since 2014 and couldn't be happier.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2019
Don't you just get all excited when you discover fabulous art that speaks to your heart - that you haven't seen anywhere else?

The ArtFromDenise wall art and home decor line is not mass produced or sold in department stores. No printed products are kept in stock. Each brand new high quality item is made exclusively for each customer to fit their space and enjoy every single day.

It's all about that happy feel-good effect. Art that you love in the colors that you favor and size that you need.

Offered direct from the artist at her best possible price.

And who doesn't love discovering more ways to display more art in their home? OR office! Especially if some of your walls are full. Of course, if they're not, I can certainly help with that.

Whether it's canvas wall art, a wall tapestry, throw pillow, shower curtain, or bedding, there are hundreds of design selections and options to choose from throughout my ArtFromDenise Etsy shops. Every item features my original art and high quality is always guaranteed.

Links to options for each design in each art collection are included in each of those listings. Those links are easily found under "More Options" as you scroll down the page. And before you skip off in different directions, don't forget to add anything that you fancy to your favorites. ♥ Especially those rare finds that you love!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm always happy to assist. Free of charge.

If your goal is to create a professionally decorated look and you need help, you have the added benefit of tapping into my 35+ years of experience as a professional artist and designer.

I believe our homes should be sanctuaries that surround us with comfort, color, and beautiful things that offer that feel-good factor. Especially things that you fall in LOVE with because they're in your FAVORITE colors and suit YOUR style and personality, or just speak to your heart! ♥ Those are treasures. And don't forget about uncommon gift options. Everybody loves art that suits their style and decor.

Your support of handmade in the U.S. is a wonderful thing! ♥ So have fun browsing and curating your own collection of fabulous art.
And don't forget to add the shops to your favorites. ♥ That way, you can always easily find what you fancy.

ArtFromDenise wall art shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtFromDeniseDecor
ArtFromDenise decor shop: www.etsy.com/shop/ArtFromDeniseDecor

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Before ordering, it's a buyer's responsibility to read and understand item descriptions and processing times, enter the correct ship-to address, and review store policies that are unique to each Etsy shop.

And it's great that you're allowing the time to read about my shop policies. An informed shopper is a responsible shopper. And a happier customer! Which is why I do this. It's all about sharing that happy and feel-good factor. With art that you love in the colors that you favor.

For both of my shops, in the detailed description for each listing I do my best to provide essential information and include accurate digital images that are as close as possible to the product a customer would receive. Please don't hesitate to contact me before placing an order if you have any questions.

► PRINTS
The ArtFromDenise wall art and home decor line is not mass produced or sold in department stores. No printed products are kept in stock. Each high quality item is made exclusively for each customer and offered direct from the artist. That's me. A one woman art show.

The only way I can offer this small independent line of art decor is by maintaining standards and policies that are appropriate for my small business structure and allow for continued sustainability. This includes choosing not to maintain a product inventory. I do not stock or resale items like big box stores do.

Every ArtFromDenise print is made to order after each order is placed. The art will be created just for you in the size that you choose to fit within your own space.

You're guaranteed high quality brand new art that has never been touched by the retail public and was created in a professional smoke/pet-free space by expert craftsmen. It truly is made just for you.

The production process begins soon after each order is placed. Each canvas is printed with a high quality professionally scanned image of my original painting using fade-resistant archival inks. The canvas is then varnished, dried, assembled, packaged and shipped within 3-5 business days. Due to my production partner's policies, this process can't be reversed.

► CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE
If you're not sure which size is best for your space, I recommend that you tape some paper together to create a mockup of the size you're considering, then tape that paper to the wall where you plan to hang the art. This is the BEST way to get a good visual of how that size will balance with surrounding furnishings. If needed, add more paper until you determine the best fit. Let me know if you need a size that isn't listed and I'll be glad to customize your order.
If you've tried the mockup and you're still unsure about the size you should order, please ask me for help! With 35+ years of experience as a professional artist and designer, I'm always happy to assist you in making the perfect selection. Free of charge.

► COLOR PROOFS
Colors on monitors and screens can slightly vary, so if you're trying to match specific colors in your decor, I recommend starting with a color proof. An ArtFromDenise proof is a small mini version of the entire art piece printed on loose canvas fabric. Also printed on that same canvas are small color chips of colors that I've selected from the artwork. It's a great way to compare those colors to the decor in your space. It's also very handy to carry with you when you're trying to find matching accessories locally.
Here's the link to order a color proof: https://www.etsy.com/listing/197689175
The proof listing is generic and not tied to any specific art piece, so please read the detailed description which includes directions on how to order this mini print of the wall art that you're interested in. And don't forget to add the art listing to your favorites before you skip off in that direction. ♥

► QUALITY IS GUARANTEED.
Every item is carefully inspected by the production company's quality control department before being shipped to you. But, they are busy humans and mistakes can happen. Rarely. They really are the best! But upon arrival of your new art print, if you discover that there's a any kind of defect, please contact ArtFromDenise within 48 hours and attach photos that clearly show the defect. A new replacement item will be created and shipped to you free of charge.

Returns, exchanges and cancellations will not be accepted and refunds will not be offered. This includes instances where a buyer purchased from ArtFromDenise and changed their mind, ordered the wrong size, the wrong design or art piece, or didn't read the item description or shop policies. Please purchase responsibly.

And please keep this in mind... In no way am I trying to compete with big retailers that can easily absorb the costs associated with returns or refunds. We may offer items in the same category, but they have huge inventories and thousands of customers generating millions in revenue. I don't.

Producing one brand new high quality art print that is made to order exclusively for one customer is totally different than mass producing thousands of cheap pictures to warehouse and sell to the masses. It's like comparing a delicious homemade chocolate cake to a dog treat made in China. You can buy those cheap dog treats anywhere, but it takes time as well as the right recipe and ingredients to create a fresh new fabulous chocolate cake. Or beautiful high quality art offered direct from the artist at her best possible price.

Whether it's canvas wall art, a wall tapestry, throw pillow, shower curtain, or bedding, quality is always guaranteed and there are hundreds of design selections and options to choose from throughout my ArtFromDenise Etsy shops. Links to all options for each design in each art collection are included in each of those listings. The links are easily found under "More Options" as you scroll down the page. If you have any questions, just send me a convo.

Your support of handmade in the USA is truly appreciated! ♥ Have fun shopping! And decorating!

Explore the many wall art options here: https://etsy.me/2UjNoUV
Explore designer home decor products here: https://etsy.me/2RUt8MM
Payment
☼ If you're new to Etsy and need help with the checkout process, please follow this link: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

☼ IF YOU LIVE IN THE U.S. you can pay with a credit card through etsy’s direct checkout.

☼ If you’re using a third party app to pay with (i.e. ApplePay) please double check the ship to address/information when you’re submitting the order. Some third party apps can override ship-to addresses on Etsy accounts. Etsy sellers cannot be held responsible for any issues with third party apps, and no refunds will be issued by Etsy or ArtFromDenise.

☼ Orders will be sent to the shipping address that you select from your etsy account.
(FYI: Etsy sellers are instructed to ship to the address you’ve selected from your Etsy account, not to manually change it on our shipping label or store records, and to cancel that order and start over with the correct address.)

☼ Rush orders and shipping upgrades are not available for quicker delivery when ordering ArtFromDenise. All items are made by hand, which takes time. And in my experience, unless it's overnight air, shipping upgrades rarely get a package delivered quick enough to make the cost worth it.

Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's knowing that what we're waiting for is absolutely worth it!

FLAT RATE SHIPPING
Due to the many size options I offer for each print listing and associated limitations on the Etsy platform, my listings aren't set up for calculated shipping. I do my best to keep the price on all items AS LOW AS POSSIBLE because that's what most customers want. For this reason, I've set a flat rate for standard shipping and handling. This is based on my average orders and the excellent volume discount that my production partner gets. I pass those savings onto you.
However, when ordering an oversized canvas print or print set, that rate rarely covers the actual amount paid to the carrier on your behalf. But, it's as close to "free shipping" as I'll ever offer. Carriers don't ship anything for free, so that means it's up to you or me to cover the costs. Which every shopper does when they think they're getting free shipping. Those costs are just hidden in the product price. I believe in transparency.

☼ For ship-to addresses in ALASKA, HAWAII, OR OUTLYING AREAS OF THE U.S. - Listings may not cover a fair amount of the shipping costs because Fedex and UPS base the costs to ship to those locations on international rates.
So, unless you're ordering a print on fine art paper, a very small ready to hang canvas print, or an unstretched canvas - which can all ship through USPS - there will be additional shipping charges. So please contact me prior to purchasing and provide your address and the print size you prefer. I'll be glad to look up the postal rates and set up a custom listing for you to purchase.
If you live in one of these areas and you purchase without contacting me first, I may have no choice but to cancel the order.

Listings do not include the option for unstretched canvas, so please contact me if that's an option you want to consider.

☼ I no longer accept INTERNATIONAL orders. No exceptions.
Shipping
TURNAROUND TIME
All ArtFromDenise prints are custom made to order AFTER an order is placed. Each print requires 3-5 business days to create (plus shipping time). During holiday seasons, orders can require up to five additional business days to create and longer than usual to ship.

Remember, your item is made to order, so please be patient. The creation process starts as soon as a customer's payment has fully processed, or when a replacement order has been arranged.

Packages are shipped Monday through Friday. There is no shipping on weekends and holidays. During holidays, orders can require up to five additional business days to create and longer than usual to ship.

Orders arrive packaged in custom cardboard boxes that are made by hand to securely fit around the art. Nothing fancy. I would love to get creative and make the packaging more fun, include a handwritten note, and offer gift wrap for each item. However, my production partner focuses on creating quality product and delivering it safely and securely, and he simply isn't set up to handle any extra services. But, it's the thought that counts, right? Not to mention that awesome new art that's IN the package. Enjoy that!

ArtFromDenise prints are shipped by USPS/Priority Mail or FedEx within 3-5 business days. For all print orders, I offer standard shipping with tracking.

If you're purchasing an in stock original painting from ArtFromDenise, they're shipped by FedEx. Your painting will be fully insured for the purchase price, with delivery confirmation and a signature required.

► SHIPPING CARRIERS and who's responsible for what
It's the customer's responsibility to enter and choose the correct ship-to address BEFORE purchasing. That's where your order will be sent to.
PLEASE make sure your account information in your profile settings are updated with the correct address and information BEFORE you make any purchase. If the item is a gift that needs to go to an address other than your own, you will need to add that to your list of addresses on your account and make sure to select the right one when you’re checking out.

When you pay a shop to ship a package to you, after our creation process is complete we will be handing over that package to the carrier on your behalf. 98% of the time carriers do a great job delivering orders quickly and safely. But ultimately, it's not up to Etsy sellers how a carrier handles a package nor are we required to cover any costs associated with delivery problems that are out of our control. We're also not required to replace the order when it's delayed. Big businesses can easily absorb those costs and offer that as a service if they choose to, but ArtFromDenise is not a big business. Comparing Etsy sellers to big retailers is like comparing apples to oranges. We may offer items in the same category, but we don't have the same type of business structure. At all.

DAMAGE DURING SHIPMENT
In the rare event damage occurs in transit, please contact ArtFromDenise within 48 hours and attach photos that clearly show the damaged package AND the damaged product. In most cases, a replacement order will be sent to you right away. Carriers usually need to see the damage before a claim can be processed, so please hold on to the product and all original packaging material until I inform you otherwise.

If the BUYER starts a claim process with the carrier, they will not receive a replacement canvas from ArtFromDenise (or refund). Getting a refund from the carrier AND expecting a replacement canvas (or refund from me) essentially means they would get it for free (or double their refund). It's also fraud and a very popular online scam.

If the BUYER damages the box and canvas intentionally, don't expect the carrier to accept a claim, or any refunds from me. This is another popular online scam.
One of those scammers hit ArtFromDenise in Jan, 2019. And I learned my lesson. I've had a no refund policy for a long time because all of my prints are made to order exclusively for one customer. But this fiasco coupled with shipping carrier delays this past Christmas season prompted me to revise store policies for both of my shops. As a tiny one-person business, I simply can't afford losses due to scammers, or the costs associated with covering issues caused by shipping carriers, which I have no control over.

Now... back to who's responsible for what...

Unless you've been promised otherwise by a registered shop owner, Etsy sellers are not held responsible for issues caused by shipping carriers and no refunds or free replacement orders will be issued by Etsy or ArtFromDenise due to delays or a carrier's inadequacies. This includes"insufficient address", "return to sender", “failure to deliver”,"unclaimed package", delayed packages, or lost packages. We are also not responsible for packages that are stolen off of a porch.

INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS
Buyers are responsible for entering the correct shipping address on their Etsy account and verifying that ship-to address during the check out process. If a buyer provides an old address, incomplete address, or wrong address, the package will be deemed "insufficient address" or "undeliverable as addressed" and in most cases, returned to sender. If it is returned and the buyer wants the package re-shipped to the correct address, they must submit payment for all shipping costs within 48 hours (as outlined above). No refunds or free replacement orders will be issued for orders due to an "insufficient address" or "undeliverable as addressed".

RETURNED TO SENDER
It's a buyer's responsibility to enter and select the correct ship-to address. If a package is returned to sender, I'll be glad to resend the order back to the recipient. However, the buyer will first need to pay for all additional shipping costs. Carriers don't ship anything for free. Even when it's a 'return to sender', I'm charged for that additional shipping cost from Fedex or UPS. So, the buyer will be responsible for any "return to sender" shipping cost as well as the cost to re-ship the product to them.
If the buyer chooses to have the item re-shipped, I'll set up a new listing that covers all related shipping costs and provide them with the link to that listing. If payment is not received within 48 hours, my production partner will discard or donate the item. They aren't set up to hold and keep track of returned packages indefinitely and there's no reason for me to pay them for shipping it to my studio. ArtFromDenise does not RE-SALE items that other buyers have handled. My customers are guaranteed brand new art that is created exclusively for them.

FAILURE TO DELIVER,
A tracking number is provided when the order is shipped and it’s up to the buyer to make arrangements to receive the delivery. It's also the buyer's responsibility to make arrangements for re-delivery of the package.
Large companies can afford to hire staff to help handle all of that if they choose to, but it's much quicker and more efficient for the intended recipient of a package to take care of that locally.
If the package is returned to sender and the buyer wants the item re-shipped, they must submit payment for all shipping costs within 48 hours (as outlined above). No refunds or free replacement orders will be issued for packages that the carrier was unable to deliver.

UNCLAIMED PACKAGES
If a buyer refused a package, failed to claim a package at the Post Office, or failed to reschedule a delivery, the package is considered "unclaimed" and it's the buyer's responsibility to contact the carrier and either pick up the package or make arrangements for re-delivery. If the buyer fails to do that in a reasonable amount of time, the package may or may not be returned to sender. Which I have no control over.
If the package is returned to sender and the buyer wants the item re-shipped, they must submit payment for all shipping costs within 48 hours (as outlined above). No refunds or free replacement orders will be issued for lost or "unclaimed" packages.

DELAYED or LOST PACKAGE
I've always done all that I can do to assist in tracking down a package that appears to be delayed or lost, and will continue to do so. Not long ago I was still offering the service of replacing orders that were delayed longer than usual and appeared to be lost. But, that all changed after the last Christmas shopping season.

In every instance of a delayed order, that original order showed up. As well as the replacement order.
In every instance of a package assumed to be lost, that original order showed up. As well as the replacement order.
In ever instance, I had to cover the extra costs for product and shipping for every replacement order.
In too many instances when a replacement order was sent before that original order showed up, buyers refused to return the extra order. And there's nothing I can do about that.

For that last Christmas shopping season, shipping issues cost my decor shop almost half a month's profit. And hit this shop as well. When you're selling quite a few big ticket items like I do, that has the potential to put a small business out of business. Solely due to the inadequecies of carriers, which I have no control over.

For these reasons, free replacement orders will not be issued for delayed delivery of packages and no refunds will be offered.

Patience is the best solution. Which is not simply the ability to wait - it's knowing that what we're waiting for is absolutely worth it!
Additional policies and FAQs
Discounts are available to certified interior designers. To take advantage of that benefit, designers must contact me before placing an order and include their professional accreditation along with a copy of their business license and taxpayer I.D.

► CUSTOM PAINTINGS ►
Thanks to the decades of working in the interior decorating and design industry, creating custom paintings to coordinate with interiors is one of my specialties. And isn't it great when you get to say “This was painted just for me!”.

THE PROCESS
If you're considering a custom painting, please contact me and provide as many details about what you have in mind (i.e. preferred colors, style, image, size, etc.). Sharing images found online that are similar to what you have in mind can be a tremendous help. It helps me 'get in your head' and visualize what you might want. Please be aware that I will not 'copy' anyone else's artwork, but it can be used for inspiration. And please include photos of the room where the artwork will hang.

COLORS
A custom painting is the perfect opportunity to get exactly what you want AND complete your color scheme. In any room, there should be a happy harmony where the colors play off of each other and create a sense of balance. If you need to match any specific color(s), please let me know and I'll be glad to custom mix the colors to coordinate with your decor.

COLOR SAMPLES
I'll need you to pick out color chips at your local hardware store and send them to me. By snail mail. I do not attempt to match colors on a computer screen. That would not only be difficult and strain my eyes, I would be painting my MacBook in the process. I mix and mix and keep dabbing it on the color chip until it's as close as possible.

(In a variety of shades, from light to dark - 2 color chip samples for each color selection.)

For instance, if you want the painting to match the colors in a pillow, you can take that pillow to your paint supply store (Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.) and find color chips that are a close match in a variety of shades.

If possible, please include a sample of your wall color. If you have leftover wall paint, you can simply paint this on a sheet of white paper.

If you have fabric samples that you need to coordinate with, you can mail those to me as well.

After your order is processed I will provide you with my mailing address. The sooner I get your color samples, the sooner you get your painting. On a first come first serve basis. If other custom paintings are ahead of yours, I will finish those first. Staying in the flow of one creation at a time.

If you're considering ordering one of the in stock original paintings that I offer, please keep in mind that colors on computer monitors vary, so what you see on your screen may be slightly different than the actual painting is. If you need an exact color match, the best option is a custom painting.

QUALITY
Every canvas I use is high quality archival grade 100% cotton and gallery wrapped - where the canvas is stretched tightly around the edges and stapled on the back. The canvas edges will be painted in black (or another color if you request it), or the sides can be painted to match the art on the front for an additional charge.

There’s no need to frame the painting, unless you just want to. I don't offer any framing services because there's just not enough time in a day to do it all.

All paints, mediums and varnishes used are archival quality professional grade acrylics. I also create paintings (occasionally), using watercolors, color pencils, or pastel chalks. I'm not an expert with watercolors so I wouldn't feel comfortable offering a custom painting in that medium, but I love the pastel chalks, which can produce some of the most vivid colors you will ever see. In fact, I need to get them out and create something new with them for this shop! .... not enough hours

SIZES
I've painted on tiny surfaces all the way up to huge murals on buildings - in a variety of styles and themes - so anything is possible. Just keep in mind that I can’t stock canvases in every conceivable size. A custom made canvas is always an option, but it will add to the the total price of the painting, the shipping costs, as well as the turnaround time. A custom sized canvas usually takes about a week to have made.

If you're not sure which size canvas is best for the space, tape together some paper to create a mock-up of the size you're considering, and then tape the paper onto the wall. This is the BEST way to get a good visual feel of how that size will balance with surrounding furnishings. If needed, add more paper until you determine the best fit.

I usually keep a good variety of standard canvas sizes in stock (in inches):
Square: 10x10, 12x12, 24x24, 10x30, 20x30, 30x30, 36x36
Horizontal: 12x24, 12x36, 18x36, 24x48.
Landscape: 16x20, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, 30x40

If you need something for a SPECIAL place or a hard to decorate area, sometimes a standard size just won’t cut it! Other options include:
- A diptych (with two canvas panels)
- A triptych (with three canvas panels)
- Other groupings where the same size canvases (or a variety of sizes) can be grouped together to have a greater impact.

All paints, mediums and varnishes used are archival quality professional grade acrylics. I also create paintings occasionally using watercolors, watercolor pencils, or pastel chalks. I'm not an expert with watercolors so I wouldn't feel comfortable offering a custom painting in that medium, but the I love the watercolor pencils when an illustration look is required, and have been head over heels in love with pastel chalks for a long long time. They are pure pigment and can produce some of the most vivid colors you will ever see. In fact, I need to get them out and create something new with these jewels for this shop! .... there just isn't enough of that precious thing called time to create what floats around in my brain and heart. And they are very messy! Because they're pure pigment which includes heavy metals, they're also not very safe to dabble in on a regular basis. Specialty framing is required.

anywhooo....

PRICES
Prices for custom paintings vary depending on style, size and subject. The minimum price for one of my custom paintings is $300, even if it's only a 10x10". There's a great deal of time that goes into working with a client and creating their custom painting, regardless of size.

I will need your ship-to address to get a quote on shipping costs. The larger the painting, the higher the shipping costs. (My canvas art prints are shipped by a production partner that gets huge volume discounts, so please don't compare the ship-to rates to any of those.)

If you're wanting an oversized canvas, in some cases the best option may be an unstretched canvas. The finished painting would be rolled and shipped to you in a tube. After you receive the artwork, a professional framer can stretch and mount it locally. The canvas will include enough width and length to wrap around the back edges of the wood support frame.

When we've agreed to all the details and you're ready to purchase a custom painting, I'll create a custom listing for you to purchase. You'll have 48 hours to submit full payment. After the order is processed, I'll let you know when I plan to start your painting. All custom paintings are created in the order they’re received - one at a time - until that customer is happy with the results. It's what artists call "staying in the zone"

From that point, in most cases it will only take about a week to complete the painting process, but the turnaround time will be at least 3-4 weeks, plus shipping time. This all depends on humidity, since the paint needs to cure for at least seven days before it can be varnished, and the varnish needs to cure before the canvas can be packaged for shipment. Even though many artists don’t take these steps to allow paint and varnish to cure properly, I've been doing this for a long time and know that these steps are necessary to protect your investment.

A proof of the final art image will be emailed to you for approval before the painting is varnished and shipped.

If you have any questions about the process, please don't hesitate to ask.