Jill Roach on Jul 13, 2016
Beautiful piece that shipped very quickly! I loved the packaging, down to the detail of the tape folded over at the end for easy peel-off. It felt like I was opening a gift!
trudy rydzewski on Jun 21, 2016
Beautiful! Packaged perfectly for shipping. I LOVE this print!
I'm Lupen, an artist living in Sonoma County California.
These days I mainly work with watercolors, inspired by the natural world and reflective figure illustrations.
Since a young age I have been busy crafting, drawing, and putting things together. Being creative has been the main thread in my life. Growing up in Portland Oregon we often walked downtown to the Saturday market on weekends and I was so inspired by the artists and their beautiful wares. Reflecting back I see how much that has influenced my many crafty pursuits.
Aside from painting and illustration I have explored many mediums over my life, I got my first real carving set when I was 6 years old, and spent much of my time drawing the world around me. Through my teens I was making jewelry from just about anything, making clothes, painting and drawing.
Later I lived on Lopez Island for 15 years, half that time with no electricity or running water. (to this day I still love doing the dishes by hand, running water is so wonderful!) So without all the usual distractions there was a lot of time to be creative. I was a paid apprentice for over 10 years with an inspiring stained glass artist making large panels some for public spaces in Seattle and locally. I made and sold basketry through the gallery on Lopez, and went to the weekend farmers market with my pottery and jewelry. Just for fun I was sewing clothes, making journals, doing lots of crochet and seed beadwork.
All the crafting time was greatly influenced by the long rainy winters in the Pacific N.W. since the short summers were full with gardening and being out in nature. I later went to massage school and had a massage practice for 7 years before switching to doing my art and photography full time.
I love to learn and I've been a bit of a scanner, but I dive deeply into whatever I am doing to explore and understand it.
Currently I live in a small town in California enjoying the sunshine, and the amazing flowers and plants in this mediterranean climate.
Being a sensitive soul in this busy world I find that art is a way to center and express the sparkly musings that have caught my attention.
Some paintings are from photos I've taken, some from drawings made out in the field, and others from thumbnail sketches and imagination.
My prints are made at my home studio on a professional Epson R2000 printer with archival ultra chrome pigments on heavy matte Moab paper, titled and signed on the back by me. Wrapped and shipped with care.
Postcards are printed at an offset printing company in Nevada U.S.A
My work has been published in many of the We'Moon datebook astrological calendars since 2007.
Owner, Artist, Creator
Postcard Printing Company
Nevada, United States
High quality ecologically minded printing company that prints my postcards.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
-- For U.S. domestic orders, I ship First Class USPS with a tracking # and delivery confirmation.
-- International orders are shipped airmail. They can take from 1-4 weeks for delivery.
Please note there may be customs fees when your package arrives, if you are shipping international. The buyer is responsible for any of those fees.
-- All prints are packaged in an archival safe cellophane envelope, backed with a non bending acid-free backing and sent in a sturdy mailer.
-- Please note:
I ship to the address you have filed on your Etsy account. I will also be sending confirmation email with each order to confirm the address.
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All artwork and designs © 2015 Lupen Grainne ॐ
Thank you! ;)