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Ariel on Nov 30, 20215 out of 5 stars
Art was beautiful, as described prior to shipment. Shipped quickly too! Thank you!
Phillipa on May 23, 20215 out of 5 stars
I am so happy with my painting! Amazing customer service. Thank you so much!
Rachel on Apr 24, 20215 out of 5 stars
the seller was wonderful and spent the time listening to us to create a beautiful picture
mgariepy1989 on Nov 21, 20205 out of 5 stars
I order a painting of my wife and I at our wedding for our first anniversary which is the “paper anniversary”. It came earlier than expected and I was even sent a digital copy just in case the original didn’t make it in time. The quality is absolutely amazing. I couldn’t be happier with the final result!!!
Carmel on Nov 18, 20205 out of 5 stars
It is gorgeous! I absolutely love it. It was really fast and she is lovely to deal with.
Brittany on Sep 1, 20205 out of 5 stars
I recommend to everyone wanting to gift a loved one something special! Especially if you’re needing it fast! Amazing talent and quick customer service - Couldn’t be happier :)
harrierose on Aug 27, 20205 out of 5 stars
We love our family portrait. Can't wait to hang it up in our house! Thanks so much!
Emily on Aug 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
Idle was extremely communicative throughout the whole process and was lovely to speak with! She made sure I liked the coloring and the style before she sent it out to me. The couples portrait of my boyfriend and I came out beautifully! I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase from Idle again in the future :)
Sara on Aug 4, 20205 out of 5 stars
My portrait was beautiful and super well done! IdleSappho (the store owner) was communicative and easy to contact, which was so helpful! The portrait was done in a timely manner, she verified I was happy with the print and emailed me a high res copy before shipping out the physical copy. That was great and allowed me to enjoy it before it arrived! Shipping took awhile, but that was definitely covid/distance related and had nothing to do with the shop. 10/10 would recommend. If you're not sure - Just do it! You won't be disappointed. :)
Hi, I'm Idle Sappho a portrait artist from New Zealand
I paint one-of-a-kind portraits of weddings, engagements and precious family moments, transforming treasured photographs into works of art. Each portrait is a unique custom piece and is carefully drawn in pen and then hand painted in watercolour. For more examples of my work take a look at my website www.idlesappho.co.nz
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
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Frequently asked questions
For portraits and custom orders the processing time is up to 5 business days.
***Please add 15 days to these estimates due to postal service disruptions at present***
Free shipping is untracked and takes 5 – 15 business days worldwide and 1 – 5 days within New Zealand. Shipping upgrades are available for express shipping which is tracked and has a 2 – 6 business day delivery target worldwide or NZ courier post which takes 1 - 2 days within New Zealand.
Please send reference photos via Etsy messages within 3 days of an order being placed unless an alternative has been agreed upon. If a photo is not received, your order will be cancelled and refunded.
When sending photos, if possible, please send me a high quality photo that is in focus, clear and with good lighting. Also for best results choose a photo that is not too zoomed in ie. no close up selfies.
Each artwork will be carefully packaged using acid free, archival materials. I package paintings in a clear cello bag with backing card and send in a rigid mailer.