wildkitten01 on Jan 19, 2017
This painting is absolutely beautiful and sure to become a family heirloom. This is my second painting I have bought from James and I am sure it won't be the last. Since it was a commissioned piece, we had to work very closely together over size, colors, etc. I am sure I was probably not the easiest customer to work with but James was a friendly person and a true gentleman throughout the process. I adore this artist. I adore this painting. Could not be any happier and highly, highly recommend.
Errin Jones on Jan 5, 2017
Looks perfect over the bed! Absolutely beautiful painting! Very well packed for shipping.
Candice Dowler Smith on Jan 3, 2017
James is an amazing artist - the brush strokes and beauty of his work is best seen in person. He worked closely with me to create a painting that met my needs and exceeded my expectations! And the quality of the materials that he uses, the care in which he takes time to communicate, prepare and ship are first class. I am very lucky to have found him to prepare this special painting - you will be lucky to work with him as well!
Colorful Abstracts, Bird Paintings, Landscapes
I love bright, vibrant colors...and that is what I paint. My art is hanging in homes throughout the US and Canada, and several pieces are hanging in Australia, as well as Norway, Singapore, and Bahrain.
I only use high quality stretched canvases and paints, and all the paintings listed here are painted by me, here in my studio in Kentucky. All the paintings are originals. Even when I repaint a previously sold painting, it is unique and one of a kind.
I want you to be happy. When you purchase a painting here, what you see listed is the painting you will receive. If I paint somethings special for you, I will keep you updated throughout the process, sending photos as I progress, and asking you if you would like anything changed. Once the painting is completed, it is not shipped until you approve.
I value your feedback. I opened my shop here at etsy in August of 2011, and I'm really excited about all the great comments I've gotten from all my happy customers.
Please take some time to look through jmichaelpaintings...I hope you find something you like. I'm always adding new artwork, so please check back from time to time.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Thanks for stopping by.
James Michael Shirden
Owner, Creator, Designer
I am former military, and now live in Kentucky with Alice, my Boston Terrier. I have two wonderful children, Jamie and Cory. I've been painting for many years, always working to improve my art. I appreciate you taking the time to visit my shop.
This is Alice. I included her as part of my team, because I'm never painting without Alice just a few feet away. She keeps me company always, and lets me know when it is time to take a break.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
I would be glad to paint something special just for you. Please contact me with your request. I'll work with you on the details, to find out exactly what you want, and then I will advise you on pricing and approximate time of completion, which is usually two weeks. Once we are ready to proceed, I'll create a listing for you to purchase, and you purchase the painting. I will keep you updated throughout, sending photos as I progress. When finished, I'll send you photos of the completed work, and once approved by you, I'll varnish it and ship it. I try to make this as easy for you as I can...I've done many custom paintings and everyone was very happy.
Gift wrapping and packaging
Concerning packaging, after I have attached the hanging hardware, I wrap your painting in stretch wrap, then surround it in 1/2 stiff foam. Lastly, it is placed in a custom cardboard box.
Since the paintings I sell are large, gift wrapping unfortunately isn't an option.
Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada
My shipping costs are set for the Continental US and Canada, however, due to the extra cost of shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and parts of Canada, shipping may be more than I quote. If you live in any of these locations, please contact me with your location, and I will check on shipping costs for you. Paintings measuring 24 x 48 inches will probably be too expensive to ship to these destinations, with the exception being locations in Canada close to the Continental US.