elvissatx on Jul 12, 2016
Wonderful, perfect and charming! The note on the BCN message pad was the cherry on the cake! I'll have to start collecting prints whenever Georgia opens her store.
Whimsical illustrations in watercolors and ink.
I grew up in a small town on the coast of Rhode Island. My childhood was spent playing in the forests and swamps surrounding our house; battling trees with sticks, outrunning imaginary monsters, and coloring pictures of each adventure once I was safely home. I had been drawing for about as long as anyone could remember, and sometime in my late teens I'd begun painting as well. My dream was always to be an illustrator, but like so many folks with a dream, rent money and health insurance had paved the way to a day job. After graduating from college with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, I found myself working at a bank.
Each night after work I rushed home, made dinner for my cat Elvis and I, and settled down to paint for a few hours. Occasionally I would sell a painting, and I wrote a webcomic that posted weekly, but more often than not I would finish an illustration only to tuck it safely into a drawer. The little pile grew, waiting for the day I would get brave and pursue illustrating full time.
As it would happen, life took a 3,000 mile detour in 2010 when I agreed to move to Seattle with my husband five days after our first date. (You can find that story on my blog). On our third date we packed up my illustrations, Elvis, and my apartment to drive for six days across the country. Having lived in Rhode Island all my life, this was a huge change. I went from living in a small town with about 1600 people to a sprawling metropolis of 3 million.
I discovered bravery sort of grows from one decision to another. I took a chance and began selling prints of my illustrations here on Etsy and in independent shops across the country. I have since shipped my work to folks all over the world, from Japan, to Denmark, to Australia, to England, to Spain, and almost every state in the nation! I am still climbing my way toward publishing, (I hope to one day illustrate children’s books) but the support and encouragement I have already received through customers on Etsy is overwhelming.
Today I live in Southern California with my husband Ryan, our children Luke and Gwen, and our cats Elvis, Puck, and Lupin (who star in their own webcomic I write called "BREAKING CAT NEWS.") I do my best to balance life between cartooning and being a Mom, and love both jobs thoroughly!
Owner, Illustrator, Artist
Georgia is the illustrator behind Georgia Dunn Studio, so it was a fortunate coincidence that her name just happened to be Georgia Dunn. She loves baking, embroidery, British mystery shows, vintage children's books, and antiques.
Assistants - Puck, Elvis, & Lupin
Testing Boxes For Strength And Space, Spilling Paint Water, & Spider Monitoring.
Occasional Shipping, Post Office Runs & Security
Muses, Illustration Consultants, Paper Shredders
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I ship all packages First Class through the United States postal service. Items typically arrive within an additional 3-5 business days after shipping in the United States, and 10-14 business days internationally (yes, even Canada). All paintings, prints, and paper dolls are slipped into protective cellophane sleeves and sent in sturdy recyclable mailers.
I will ship to the address mentioned in your Etsy purchase. If you need it shipped to another address, please indicate at the time of purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the nature of custom portraits, they are not eligible for refunds or exchanges once they have been approved (since of course, I cannot sell a custom portrait to anyone besides the original buyer. They are 100% one of a kind).
Additional policies and FAQs
:::::Alchemy, Custom Orders, and Commissions:::::
Question: Do you accept commissions?
Answer: I'm not accepting commissions or new projects at this time, my apologies. Again, it's just time, between taking care of my kids and writing the comic there is no time for commissions. Thank you for understanding!
Question: Can you change this print to be different colors? A different animal? Etc?
Answer: No, These were all painted on paper with watercolors. I'd have to either repaint the painting or paint over it. This would be a commission, and I'm unable to take commissions right now. Also, if I'm being honest, I don't want to scribble over my paintings, that sounds like a bummer. There are many amazing artists on Etsy who take commissions and create beautiful, customized pieces and you should talk to them!
I do not trade prints, I am so sorry. Several folks on Etsy have approached me asking if I will give them prints for their products as an even trade. Giving away work is difficult for me because of the costs associated with the supplies I use to create my prints, and I feel TERRIBLE every time I have to decline a trade request. Please do not ask.
Just have a question? Send me a conversation! I'm always happy to discuss my work. Even if it's something as simple as "Does that robot have a name?" I would love to answer your questions, whether you decide to get one of everything or are just enjoying an afternoon of virtual window shopping!
All illustrations and designs in this shop are Copyright Georgia Dunn. No image or creation may be reproduced.