art and illustration

San Jose, California · 233 Sales


art and illustration

San Jose, California 233 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Say hi on Instagram: @francesmarin


Last updated on Dec 3, 2016

Say hi on Instagram: @francesmarin

Frances Marin

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Frances Marin


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Connie Hopper

Connie Hopper on Jan 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful capture of the mystery of the moon, I love it!

Monica Cooper

Monica Cooper on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this painting!! It's such a beautiful reminder of home. Thank you!!

Cali Strauhs

Cali Strauhs on Jun 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Frances is the best - really stoked about my new piece. The details in person are beautiful *

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Art, Custom Portraits, Prints and More

Hi! I'm Frances Marin. I love dreaming up imagery around daily familiarities, dreams, nature, mystery, memory and humor in my work. Dwellings, the natural world and people are found. I'm heavily influenced by my surroundings in the diverse state of California.

My Costa Rican and Australian background along with growing up exploring the West Coast have provided me with a deep love of nature. I grew up wandering the Santa Cruz Mountains and extensively camping the West Coast. I live and work in San Jose, CA.

When you order from my shop, I often deliver your package to the post office by bicycle.

I love creating custom work for my customers. Painting the people and pets they love is most definitely a happy job to have. If you would like a unique artwork or design, please contact me and we can discuss.

Being a part of Etsy has afforded me many awesome opportunities, from shipping art as far as South Africa and Belgium to being a part of a West Elm Pop-up Shop in Emeryville, CA and now as a Craft Entrepreneurship teacher.

You can find more of my work at

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Shop members

  • Frances Marin

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    Owner, artist and designer

  • Bryan Lopez


    Bryan is the part-time shipper. He likes cats, jiu jitsu and drawing detailed pictures of people and objects. He loves carefully packaging up orders for quick and safe arrival.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 18, 2017
Thanks for stopping by!

Please read through the policies below before purchasing.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be very happy with your order. If you would like to return your order, you may do so if there has been an error on my part describing an item or if I packaged something incorrectly and there has been damage. Please contact me immediately and request a return within 7 days of receipt of your item. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to message me.
PayPal and credit cards are my accepted method of payment. Payment is due in full prior to shipping. If you would like !to arrange a payment plan please send me a message prior to ordering.
I want you to feel confident that your purchase will arrive safely. First off, I will use your Etsy shipping address to mail all purchases, so please be sure you are using your updated address in your settings.

Work on paper arrives safely in a protective sleeve with sturdy backing, while work on wood arrives carefully wrapped, boxed and ready to hang.

I ship within 1-4 days of purchase, with the exception of custom work. I use recycled and biodegradable shipping and packaging materials when I can. Art is sent with delivery confirmation, tracking and insurance within the states.

All international orders are sent first class. Please note that tracking on international orders is not offered. Please message me prior to purchase for international insurance or to express mail your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love working on custom orders and commissions. Please contact me if you would like to work together on one.

All designs © Frances Marin.

Reproduction rights do not transfer with sale of items.
If you would like to use my photos, please contact me first for permission.
Note: All work is photographed as accurately as possible, but color may vary due to your monitor.