paintings, drawings + prints

Iowa, United States · 493 Sales


paintings, drawings + prints

Iowa, United States 493 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

BackwoodDesignStudio is taking a short break


Note from shop owner My shop is currently on vacation while my computer is in the shop being repaired.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 2, 2016

My shop is currently on vacation while my computer is in the shop being repaired.

Shannon Mayhew

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Shannon Mayhew


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Chelsie on Feb 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love my starry painting! I do woodwork so I'm super excited to make a rustic frame for it. So dreamy and beautiful, fast shipping too :):):) I'll be back! 😊


rllehman on Jan 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love my custom address stamp and highly recommend this shop! This particular design is fun, funky, and unique. Shannon did a great job with the hand lettering, she worked with me to get it just the way I wanted for our name, and the finished stamp turned out awesome. It stamps well and is just what I was looking for. Thank you!!

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Arctic Milky Way - original watercolor painting - 9x12

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Newly listed to my shop is this colorful original watercolor painting.

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paintings, drawings + prints

Born and raised in small town Iowa, I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. My grandma was an artist and painter as well, so I know my talent and love for art came from her. For me, it's relaxing sitting down to create a beautiful landscape with brushes, some paint and a bit of imagination.

My home studio is based in beautiful, historic Madison County, Iowa. I enjoy creating art, whether it's a starry night sky painting or an animal drawing. I'm constantly inspired by the amazingly beautiful colors that nature provides us.

When I'm not creating artwork, I enjoy antiquing, interior design, diy projects and spending time with my family & friends.

Shop members
  • Shannon Mayhew

    Owner, Painter

    I grew up in small town Iowa. From a young age, I've always been interested in all things artsy. I started drawing animal pencil portraits when I was 8 and have always loved painting.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 10, 2016
Welcome and thank you for stopping by my neck of the backwoods!

I like to get my designs/orders taken care of in a timely manner. My typical turnaround time is approximately 2 - 3 days for prints.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept Paypal as well as Etsy direct checkout. PayPal accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. You may also make payments using your bank account via Paypal. Etsy direct checkout gives you the option to pay using your debit card, credit card or Etsy gift card. eChecks must clear through Paypal before any items are shipped.

Customers in the state of Iowa are subject to a 7% sales tax.
I ship anywhere in the world. Welcome domestic and international buyers alike!

Orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Shipping costs are determined by the size/quantity of the order. Please see each listing for shipping cost or contact me about shipping costs for a custom order.

Express mail shipping is available at an additional cost. Please let me know if you need an order quicker so that I can figure in the cost of Express shipping.

Shipping includes delivery confirmation for Priority Mail (within the US) and Express Mail (domestic and international) shipments.

Paintings & prints (size 8x10 or 9x12) are packaged in a clear cello plastic envelope and shipped in a flat rigid mailer. Canvas prints (size 13x19) are rolled, packed in a plastic sleeve and shipped in a kraft mailing tube.

*Items are shipped to the address listed on your account. Please be sure this is the address you would like your items delivered to and that it is correct. Packages that are returned to sender will require a new shipping label - the customer will be responsible for this charge.*

Shipping prices shown in each listing are for Priority Mail shipping via the USPS. International Priority Mail shipping takes approximately 6 - 10 business days to arrive, however it could take 2 weeks or more.

Express International Mail is available at an additional cost. It typically takes 3 - 5 business days for delivery and is trackable online. Please also be aware that you will be responsible for any customs fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the nature of my items, refunds are not provided for custom items. Proofs are sent for approval before anything is finalized and printed.

Please take into account that monitor colors may vary, so some designs may look slightly different on different computers. I work very hard to take the best possible photos to represent the design colors. For this reason, I only take photos in natural light and never use a flash.
Additional policies and FAQs
Commissioned paintings are available from time to time, depending on my workload.