ArtistGVMielko

SwankyGallery Gina Mielko Fine Art

Announcement    Welcome to my Etsy Shop where Art meets Sexy.

If you are new to my works, I welcome you to my shop!
For my collectors, this is the spot where you can enjoy huge discounts - minus the gallery mark up.
For interior decorators, this is the place to purchase my portfolio works for your designs.

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Last updated on Nov 5, 2021

Welcome to my Etsy Shop where Art meets Sexy.

If you are new to my works, I welcome you to my shop!
For my collectors, this is the spot where you can enjoy huge discounts - minus the gallery mark up.
For interior decorators, this is the place to purchase my portfolio works for your designs.

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Gina Mielko

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About ArtistGVMielko

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On Etsy since 2016

Contemporary art with a bit of romance and sex appeal

My name is Gina (GV Mielko). I am an exhibited artist with collectors throughout the United States, South America, Canada and the United Kingdom. I started my career as a muralist in the early 1990's and moved my art solely onto canvas in the mid-1990s.

Some artists interpret their subjects into their own style. The same general feel and look just a different subject or view. You will notice each piece I paint has its own style and flair. Everything starts off in my sketchbook but as it blossoms onto canvas, I let it speak to me as to how it needs to be developed. The tone of the painting, the colors, whether it should be more abstract, pop art, etc. Each has a mood of its own and while I am painting it to canvas, I try to flow with that mood. That is why you will see such variance in all of my different works.

I paint romantic figurative art that portrays a mood or a feeling being caught in a moment. With my nude pieces, I try to keep them classic or fun. I don't venture into the erotic nudes because I like to keep my paintings decor friendly - nude and beautiful but not suggestive.

I started this Etsy store after meeting a collector while doing a small art fair. Having been represented in galleries, the galleries handled all my art sales and I did not know the names of those who had purchased my paintings or where they were being displayed. Hearing my collector tell me about the piece she bought, why it attracted her, where she displays it, etc., made me realize that having my work sold through others is impersonal. I sat with her and told her what inspired me while I sketched her particular piece and its "birth story" onto canvas and the little meaningful hidden things I had added to it as it blossomed onto canvas. We had such a lovely conversation. I realized then that selling through a gallery was not who I am. I believe that each image I paint will speak to the soul it is meant for. Few things give me greater joy than to have one of my paintings go to someone it speaks to for them to enjoy it. That is what painting is all about to me as an artist.

Shop members

  • Gina Mielko

    Owner

    Originally a muralist, I took my art from walls to canvas in 1998. Today, my art hangs on the walls of homes and businesses and is enjoyed in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and both South and Central Americas.

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  • Printify

    United States

    Printify is the canvas printing company that prints photographic images of my original artwork for limited series reproduction releases onto canvas.

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Last updated on Jul 27, 2022
Frequently asked questions
When your painting arrives what should I expect? Any special instructions for unpacking?

Your painting will arrive in a customized box. The box opens like a shirt box or gift box.

Is the art framed?

No. The painting comes unframed. I do add a metallic mylar wrap to the painting edges to protect the sides of the painting. Many of my collectors just leave that metallic mylar on in lieu of a frame because it finishes it off nicely with no need for a frame unless you want one.

I don't see an option for orders outside of the US.

At this time, I do not ship the majority of my paintings internationally because the shipping costs can be prohibitive to some buyers. I am always researching ways in which to ship internationally economically but with the care that an original painting demands. Please feel free to check back with my shop as my international shipping policy may change.

Why can't I leave a review?

I contacted Etsy support for an answer for you. As I understand it, when you purchase as a Guest on Etsy, Etsy does not give the opportunity to post a review. Buyers who are registered with Etsy have the option to review.

Do you offer prints?

Yes. I have partnered with a printing company and now offer prints of my sold and reserved originals in Limited Edition prints on canvas.

The runs of these reproductions will be limited. Therefore, if you are buying a limited series print of a series of 200, only 200 reproductions will be released.

The prints are on stretched canvas, NOT poster paper, and are designated "Limited Edition Print" on the surface (usually in the lower right hand corner). All collectors of my limited edition prints will receive a Certificate with registration number of the edition.

I advise collectors to mark their edition number and serial provided on their registration paper on the back of their canvas for reference.

I love this painting. I wish it was larger for my interior space. Is there a way to get a larger one?

You can request a custom printing in a larger or smaller size. I have a limited amount of sizes available with my third-party printer that work well with my paintings. Message me and I will see if I can accommodate you.

Most my square canvas originals can be printed as large as a 36x36 inch canvas.