Fishchild - original Art by Mary Patterson

On Etsy since 2007


Fishchild - original Art by Mary Patterson

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Announcement    A little fishyness to add to the stream of life!
Original artwork by Artist and Illustrator Mary Patterson,
View my portfolio at


A little fishyness to add to the stream of life!
Original artwork by Artist and Illustrator Mary Patterson,
View my portfolio at


Mary Patterson

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Mary Patterson


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About Fishchild

Sales 91
On Etsy since 2007

Mary Patterson: Artist Painter and Illustrator. Fishchild is my art studio.

Hi! This is my life's creative work, and I love to share it with the world!
I am an artist, general creative, and illustrator by some strange urge to create, I guess it's a calling, or a vocation. It just won't go away, so I use what skills I have accumulated, and am a lifelong learner in the arts, getting better and better all the time.
I work primarily in acrylics, oils watercolors, pencil, ink and colored pencil.
My subject matter is everyday life, the ups, the downs, the existential and the moody.
I'm content being an optimist and a humorist, with a light hearted outlook.
My genre is illustrational story telling, animal subjects, west coast life, post modern literature and art influences, with a comic booky style reminiscent of children's illustration.

I've consistently created and shown my art for several years, since the turn of the century, at home studio, dispalying at small galleries and alternative art spaces and art fairs in California, despite a tendency to sluggishness. A day job makes this vocation difficult and I struggle to keep my hand in it, always fighting to make more of my living with this work, rather than bean counting.

I am available for custom commissioned work and commercial illustration jobs. I love to create special works that relate to the lives of those who commission it, and am ecstatic to have my work hung in people's homes, where I hope they continue to amuse and warm the hearts of the inhabitants. It's the ultimate honor to have my work in your home.
I'm hoping to create a line of art products that I will wholesale to small boutiques and shops.
Please contact the artist via email at mary [!at]

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Last updated on February 9, 2011
Hi! Welcome to the Fishchild shop, at Etsy! I'm so happy to be able to offer my art at resonable prices and be part of the fun vibes around Etsy! Enjoy!

I show my art at small galleries, and am available to do private commissions.
Currentlly I'm working on mini comics, writing and illustrating a children's story designing and crafting illustrated notecard sets and running the store at Fishchild Studio. I make my originals into prints both limited and open editions, to offer to buyers at less cost than an original would be. I hope you like my work. Come back soon.

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Returns and exchanges
I will give refunds if you're not satisfied with the item, up to 60 days after purchase. Item must be returned in the condition it was received.
I'll take payment via credit card through Paypal, or via bank debit via Paypal. I will also accept a personal check by mail, allow four days delay in shipping for the check to clear. Purchases within California must include an 9.5% sales tax on top of the purchase price.
I ship USPS priority mail, or can ship media mail for a reduced price. I can ad insurance for an extra amount depending on the insurable item. I ship unframed items in thick bubble envelopes with good support for the item inserted. Framed prints and originals are well packed. Large paintings pose some shipping challenges, if there are issues I will convo you regarding packaging. If you are in the Bay Area, pick up or drop off is available. I can occasionally drop off in LA county as well.
Additional policies and FAQs
Yes, I'll wholesale!
I'd love to wholesale some art prints or originals to your online or brick and mortar shop! Contact me for wholesale pricing. I would love to consign items too!