CarynDahm

Custom watercolor artwork and creative collaboration

Oviedo, Florida | 108 Sales

CarynDahm

Custom watercolor artwork and creative collaboration

Oviedo, Florida 108 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Culinary watercolor artwork and warm balmy Florida scenes. Lovely art prints and original custom pieces sold in various sizes.

Visit http://www.caryndahm.com to learn more about the artist and local classes.

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Last updated on Mar 22, 2016

Culinary watercolor artwork and warm balmy Florida scenes. Lovely art prints and original custom pieces sold in various sizes.

Visit http://www.caryndahm.com to learn more about the artist and local classes.

Caryn Dahm

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Just completed a beautiful family tree birthday gift for the matriarch of a family! Left a couple of blanks open for future family members yet to come ; )
This is how I start a watercolored family tree. First I lay it out in pencil and mask off the names and spaces. This one had enough names that I wanted to orient the paper horizontally. Finished piece is soon to come.
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About

Warm Kitchens and Watercolor Art ... Two of My Favorite Things

When creating art, watercolors are my absolute favorite medium. There is just something spectacular about sitting down with that sheet of stiff, white, empty paper and watching it transform into something meaningful. I use 140 lb cold press watercolor paper primarily. As a side note, watercolors are also a great medium for artists with young children because they lend themselves to taking breaks to let the paint dry in between layers!

After graduating from The Ohio State University in 1997 with a degree in visual communication, I began working as a designer for The Orlando Sentinel. Since that time I have served professionally as an artist, consultant and designer for clients both large and small.

My main inspirations comes from things that I love and care about; family recipes, food, culinary inspirations, gardening and the outdoors.

When teaching and designing for clients, I love learning about people's passions, styles and their businesses. When I can incorporate art and design into a piece for a client the result is fresh, unique and memorable.

To share the gift of a career in the creative field with others who are interested is simply a joy. It is my hope that through my classes, imagery and designs I can refresh and inspire others.

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  • Caryn Dahm

    Owner, Designer, Watercolorist

    Hello. Thank You for visiting my watercolor shop. I'm an Italian-American mother of 3 who is passionate about family, food and refreshing and inspiring others with my art work. I'm blessed to have served professionally as an artist and designer.

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Last updated on April 18, 2016

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Returns and exchanges
All sales are final. I offer replacement prints for those lost in the mail or damaged upon arrival. I do not allow exchanging of prints once they have been shipped.
Payment
I accept PayPal, direct check-out (debit/credit card) and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
I ship first class mail via the US Postal Service.

Processing time: Prints are created at a professional print shop one at a time as they are ordered. My current turn around time is 1-2 weeks to ship.

International Orders: Customer is responsible for any custom's taxes/fees.

Missing orders: While extremely rare, if a package ends up missing along it's travels let me know and I will replace it.

Problem with your order? Please contact me via email with your order number so I can help!
Additional policies and FAQs
Below are many common questions I receive.

Q: Do you accept custom work such as website/blog design, or custom paintings?
A: Certainly. Visit my website at http://www.caryndahm.com for more information about the kinds of services I provide.

Q: What is your typical process for working with a new client?
A: If a client is interested in creative services, we meet first and discuss their art needs. Then I will provide a quote based on the amount of hours a project will take. If hired I provide a sketch for review before watercoloring in the illustration.

Q: What education or training do you have that relates to your work?
A: I attended The Ohio State University and studied visual communication under their college of Arts and Science.

Q: What sizes/formats do you offer in your shop? Do you offer prints on canvas or digital files?
A: I offer prints in 8x10, and 11X14. I also offer prints on canvas, and sell digital copies of my work.

Q: What can I expect for pricing of your work?
A: My art classes cost $15 per group class and $45 an hour for private art lessons. Creative services are bid on a per project bases and are based on the hours I expect I will work on a project. Most custom pieces range from $250 to $750 depending on the complexity of the project. I'd be happy to speak with you over the phone, in person or via e-mail to decide if I am a good fit for you and your project budget.

Q: Do you offer wholesale?
A: Yes, I offer wholesale prices for those interested in stocking my artwork. Contact me for more information.

Q: How did you get started working in this field?
A: I've always loved art and design and have been blessed to make a career of it. After studying art and design in college I worked professionally for corporations for about 5 years before deciding to go into business for myself. I work daily from my home studio. I've loved every minute of learning about a client's needs and helping them navigate the creative process.

Q: What advice would you give a person looking to hire a creative professional?
A: Look at the work of the person you are considering hiring. Make sure that their personal style fits the style of art or design that you would like to achieve. I would also consider getting references or reading testimonials and reviews of the person you are hiring.

Q: What kind of frames do you recommend for your prints?
A: For my 11X14 prints, I recommend a 16x20 frame with a chunky matte to fit. All prints can be fit in a ready made standard sized frame that can be purchased at your local hobby and framing shop.

Q: What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their art needs?
A: They should think about what they "are for" I often ask my clients and students to think about what they are for and make a list of those things that they love. This helps creative services people to better understand what their clients are looking for. It is also a good idea to have a budget in mind when considering a class or project. Lastly, I always think it is helpful to consider what you don't like. Providing information or examples of what you don't like is actually really helpful for a creative collaboration process. It helps the artist or designer know what to avoid.