Art from the Heart, gourd animals and paintings

North Carolina, United States · 56 Sales


Art from the Heart, gourd animals and paintings

North Carolina, United States 56 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

CaraBevan is taking a short break


Note from shop owner This shop will reopen in October after my solo art show.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 16, 2016

This shop will reopen in October after my solo art show.

Cara Bevan

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Cara Bevan


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Hannah Fox

Hannah Fox on Jan 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Item arrived right on time! Item was as described, and cute as a button! This Dragon was a gift for my mom who also is a sculptor, and she loved it! Thanks so much for doing what you do!

Hannah Fox

Hannah Fox on Jan 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Item arrived on time as described. The detail was beautiful and carefully applied. Great gift for Mom! Thank you so much!


Jo on Jun 4, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This gourd beetle is so cute and a very nice size! It's also tough and looks like it will last for years.

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Art from the Heart

Becoming a business in 2007, Art from the Heart was the creation of Cara Bevan to showcase her artistic talents. Bevan's goal is to show the beauty of the natural world, whether that's through painting or gourd art.

Currently Art from the Heart is managed from home. A long term goal for the artist is to get a gallery and brick-and-mortar shop from which to create and sell her fine art.

Shop members
  • Cara Bevan

    Owner, Maker

    Cara Bevan, born in 1988, was raised around animals and art. Her passions were nurtured and supported into the fine art career she has now. Specializing in photo-realistic acrylic paintings, she also loves making fine gourd art of realistic animals.


Find CaraBevan at the following upcoming market!

  • One-Woman Art show at the Randolph Arts Guild

    Randolph Arts Guild, Sunset Avenue

    Asheboro, NC

    Sep 1–30

    One-woman art show featuring the whole career of work from Cara Bevan. Artworks include original fine art drawings, acrylic paintings, and realistic gourd sculpture.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2016
Thank you for visiting Art from the Heart. I strive for excellence in my work and all orders will be handled with utmost importance.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment is due upon order via Paypal. Money order is also accepted but only after it has been recieved and cleared. Please allow 7 days for cancellations. If you're a resident of North Carolina a 7% sales tax is required.
Shipping will take place within 3-5 days of initial order. You will be emailed the exact date of shipment and given a confirmation/tracking code the day of shipping *not available for out-of-country orders*. Insurance must be requested. To upgrade to higher shipping than USPS priority, you must contact before-hand. Large delicate items will be shipped via FedEx. Most will be through USPS.
Refunds and Exchanges
All refunds are subject to inquiry. I am not liable for damage during shipment. I ensure saftey through durable boxes and plenty of packaging. If you're worried about damage during shipment, request upgraded shipping options. If an item is lost enroute and you have a tracking code, please contact the shipping company. I cannot track international orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
For custom orders, please contact Cara Bevan via email at: NobleD9C [!at] All items are handmade and guaranteed to last as fine art pieces.

More information

Last updated on Apr 14, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Will these gourd sculptures rot?

The gourds I use in my art do not degrade. A true gourd grows a hard, wood-like shell. This shell, once clean, also acts like wood. As long as it's not exposed to moisture or the weather, they will be permanent pieces of art. All of my pieces are sealed with water resistant sealers for easy cleaning, but my artwork is NOT meant for outside display. They will still last a while if you choose to display them outside, but I cannot guarantee they will hold up for a prolonged period.

Can I diplay them outside?

It's not recommended. The gourds, clay, and acrylic paint and sealer may wear over time in the weather. I use a clay called "Paperclay" that is made of paper pulp. If it's exposed to too much moisture it may break apart. The sealer and paint prevents casual humidity and moisture from accidents from hurting them but continued exposure to the elements will damage or destroy the clay and gourd.

Care instructions

These sculptures are not toys. They are not meant to be played with and WILL break if dropped or knocked against hard objects. They are easy to clean since they are sealed with water-resistant sealers in case of accidents (that also makes them easy to dust). They are not meant for outside display.

Custom and personalized orders

I will gladly make you a unique, custom gourd sculpture! If you'd like a different version of something I've already made, message or email me at: with a link of a similar artwork. I can also make totally new and different creations. Contact me with details on what animal or subject, size, price range, photos, etc. and I will respond back with a price quote. 50% of the price is due upfront as a deposit. My custom orders take between 2-4 weeks depending on current work load. Once a custom order is started you will be frequently updated on its progress until the artwork is completed and shipped.