Original Artwork - Stationery - Gifts

Maryland, United States · 1397 Sales


Original Artwork - Stationery - Gifts

Maryland, United States 1397 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Original illustration, graphic and fine art from Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

Last updated on Mar 24, 2016

Original illustration, graphic and fine art from Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

Catherine Dolch

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Catherine Dolch

A1 Euro Flap 3 5/8" x 5 1/8 inch Envelopes
Ariel Mermaid Racerback Tank Top
DIY Printable Invitation Template Blank
Scottish Thistles Racerback Tank Top
The Way You Look Tonight Song Lyrics Print
Harry Potter Scene Racerback Tank Top
Dragonfly Jersey Racerback Yoga Tank Top
Aloha Pineapple Racerback Tank Top
Ariel Wave Mermaid Racerback Tank Top
Swallow Pirate Tattoo Racerback Tank Top
1920's Prohibition Style Party Sign
Someone Like You Song Lyrics Print
Sublime Wrong Way Band Poster Art Print
Thistles Robert Burns Quote Print
At Last Song Lyrics Print
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I am a half-Scottish illustrator and graphic artist living in Maryland, USA with a strong love of anything inked: people, paper, etc.

The Contrary Captain (we pronounce contrary like, "Mary, Mary, Quite..." not like, "On the...") was created to share my (and some of my family's) love of art and creating with the world. (And I'm allowed to pronounce Contrary that way since my mum's from the UK. It's not weird.)

We work with several local vendors and create a variety of items that aren't yet shown in the store, so don't hesitate to let us know if you have any ideas for custom pieces. We're always up for something new!

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Shop members
  • Cat Dolch

    Owner, Stationery, Print, Design

    Illustrator and Graphic Designer based in Annapolis, Maryland. BFA in Graphic Design from Salisbury University. Board Member: Annapolis Arts Alliance, Member: Maryland Federation of Art.

  • Michael Paschal


    Photoshop artist and painting instructor based in the Washington, DC area. Previous work includes photo manipulation for: Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, and more. Attended the University of MD and the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

  • Sarah Cartron

    Creator, Photographer

    Multimedia journalist based in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The Soapmaster, also Master of Arts in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Graduated from Shepherd University with a BFA in Photography/Computer Imagery.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 17, 2015
Please feel free to message the shop with any questions you have about making one of our pieces yours! We can customize any element (color, font, paper, etc.) so it matches your color scheme and fits perfectly into your day!

Thanks for visiting us!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
The Contrary Captain accepts payments via PayPal, Credit Card, etc. through Etsy.

Any orders for which a sample has been approved by the buyer become a final sale. Before shipping and finalizing any order, The Contrary Captain sends a digital and also offers a hard copy proof for customer approval. Once a design is approved and order is created and shipped, the order is final.

The Contrary Captain will refund any digital order purchases up to 48 hours after purchase, and any paper purchases up to 24 hours after purchase. Any cost that is incurred by The Contrary Captain as a result of canceled orders (shipping, vendor penalty, etc. will not be refunded.)

PLEASE NOTE that all printed materials can vary slightly depending on variables in between batches and time frame, so this must be accounted for when ordering.

The Contrary Captain does strive to make sure that everyone is happy with the products they receive. We currently have a 100% satisfaction rating and appreciate any review you can leave, so if you're not 100% satisfied for any reason, please let us know and we will do what we can to fix any problems that you might encounter.
Please allow 3-5 business days for Shipping of ready to ship items, and 3-14 business days for any personalized large orders (wedding stationery).
Refunds and Exchanges
Cost of any damaged or unsatisfactory items will be fully refunded (excluding any setup fees or personalization fee).

All personalized items will have a digital (and hard copy optional) proof sent to buyer before order is completed. Once the design is approved and printed, the pieces are non-refundable.