The Art of Leilani Joy

San Francisco, California

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Announcement    Due to COVID19 and USPS delays we can't guarantee delivery times. We always do our best to ship in a timely manner but currently the artist is packing and shipping all packages herself, so please allow a little extra time this year. Questions about receiving your order by a certain date? Please contact us and we will do our best to help!


Last updated on Jan 4, 2021

Due to COVID19 and USPS delays we can't guarantee delivery times. We always do our best to ship in a timely manner but currently the artist is packing and shipping all packages herself, so please allow a little extra time this year. Questions about receiving your order by a certain date? Please contact us and we will do our best to help!



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About LeilaniJoyArt

Sales 6,304
On Etsy since 2009

"Life is about using the whole box of crayons." ~RuPaul

A native of Northern California, Leilani Joy grew up illustrating the world around her. In 2009, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Leilani’s works have since been featured in numerous publications, product lines and gallery shows worldwide, including Swoon Gallery and Gallery 1988. Leilani is a featured artist at Disney’s Wonderground Gallery, in Anaheim, CA where she creates classic Disney characters in her own unique style! Leilani's works are influenced primarily by Japanese manga and animation, folklore, fantasy, and pop surrealism. Her emotive long-limbed ladies are brought to life using vivid color, graphic shapes and a variety of materials including acrylic, watercolor, ink and 3D collage. In 2009, Leilani launched her first ever YouTube Channel, Art NuVogue, and she has been sharing her creative process ever since! 7 years, and 50,000+ YouTube subscribers later, Leilani's love of creation and desire to educate young artists has inspired her to launch her own online art school, ArtNuVogueU.com!

Have a question for Leilani? Please check out her FAQs here: http://www.artnuvogue.com/2013/05/faqs.html

Leilani also has several online interviews where you can find more information!




Shop members

  • Leilani Joy


    Northern California Native. Graduate of the Academy of Art University. Creator of emotive long-limbed ladies that are brought to life using vivid color, graphic shapes and a variety of materials including acrylic, watercolor, ink and 3D collage.

  • Tessa M.

    Assistant, Customer Service

    Student at the Academy of Art University. Studying Graphic Illustration. Enjoys drawing, Earl Grey Tea, Video Games, Photography and reading to her orange tabby cat, "Hornsby."

Shop policies

Last updated on January 28, 2018
Leilani Joy creates each of her colorful paintings with love, care and appreciation for her wonderful collectors who treasure her work! Because of you, her customers, clients and collectors, Leilani is able do what she loves for a living each and every day! Creation is such a personal process, and we want your purchasing experience to be just as personal and special! There is nothing we enjoy more than finding the perfect new home for one of Leilani's colorful creations! Please review our shop policies and practices below and don't hesitate to contact us with questions! We always do our best to respond promptly!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
Due to the delicate nature of prints and artwork typically we do not offer returns. Prints may not survive the return trip back to us. Of course if something arrives not as described or damaged, please contact us and we'll be more than happy to help! Please note, We DO NOT offer returns/refunds on any of the following: All Made to Order Items (including t-shirts), Online Class Enrollment, Payment Plan Payments, Sale items, Commission Deposits, or Shipping Upgrades. All other items may be returned on a "case to case" basis and only for EXCHANGE/STORE CREDIT. Buyer is responsible for all return shipping and prints must be returned without damage. Any exchanges must be made within 30 DAYS of purchase. Please contact us directly if you would like to request an exchange.

Please ask any questions and read listings carefully before ordering "MADE TO ORDER ITEMS" If you feel an item is greatly misrepresented please contact the shop directly and we will be happy to assist you. If an item arrives damaged or is lost please contact the shop A.S.A.P.
We currently accept PAYPAL and Credit Cards only. No item will be shipped without receipt of full payment. ATTN: CALIFORNIA BUYERS. Sales Tax applies to all buyers within CA. Tax rates are calculated based on the current sales tax rate of the buyers location.
All items are shipped via USPS. Shipments are typically done twice weekly. Buyer will promptly be provided with a shipping notification and tracking information. For domestic shipments, please allow 2 to 5 business days for delivery. International shipments are shipped via First Class International. Shipping time varies upon location, but please allow at least 2-4 weeks.

Please note- very small items (postcards, small prints, buttons etc) may be shipped First Class and will not include tracking. Buyer will still receive a shipping notification when the item has been shipped. If express or rush shipping is required, please contact the shop directly for shipping rates.

Once your package is safely delivered to your country, we ARE NOT responsible for additional customs charges, foreign taxes or fees. Please check with your local post office for your current regulations on international packages. Thank you!

For original paintings, Insurance is required and is included in the shipping rate.

We proudly ship worldwide!

Prints and artwork are shipped with care in heavy duty stay-flat mailers, mounted on board and protected in a plastic sleeve. Prints are never rolled in a tube or folded.
Additional policies and FAQs
Leilani Joy is currently unable to accept commissions, but please contact us if you're interested in wholesale and custom orders and we'll do our best to accommodate you. If you have a freelance, illustration, or commission opportunity you'd like to discuss, please feel free to contact us but we can not guarantee artists availability! Thank you!

Please contact us for a quote on wholesale orders.

More information

Last updated on Jun 19, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Are prints signed by the artist?

All prints larger than 4x6" are hand signed by the artist. If you'd like a personalized note or custom signing please contact us! Leilani is happy to do so!

Are your prints numbered, or limited editions?

Leilani offers both open and limited editions. All canvas reproductions are limited editions. Please refer to the individual listings for more information. All limited editions are noted.

Does Leilani Joy offer art tutorials or classes?

Yes! Leilani is excited to offer an in depth online art school experience where you can define your own unique art style and perfect your portfolio or prepare for an art university! Visit www.ArtNuVogueU.com for more information! Leilani is also pleased to offer exclusive instructional videos and behind the scenes extras to her Patreon supporters at: www.Patreon.com/LeilaniJoy. Finally, Leilani also offers speed paint demos, Q&A Paint Alongs, and other FREE videos on her YouTUbe channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/MissLeilaniJoy

Can I commission Leilani to do a custom piece?

Thank you for interest in commissioning Leilani! She's always flattered to hear you'd like to work with her to create a custom piece! Unfortunately at this time Leilani is unable to accept commissions. Her schedule has become extremely demanding and doesn't allow for custom request pieces.

However, you are still welcome to reach out to us with your idea or custom needs. Occasionally, she's able to do logo designs or smaller works, but it depends on her schedule.

If you have a freelance illustration, gallery or other business opportunity and you'd like to hire Leilani, please contact us directly!

Can I visit Leilani's studio or pick up artwork in person?

No. I'm sorry but at this time I work from my home studio and for privacy reasons I do not allow for local pick up or open studios. Perhaps someday I may have a professional studio space again for art demonstrations, shows and visitors but for now please come meet me at one of my live events or artist showcases at Wonderground Gallery, Disneyland.