RICK LENZ ART -- Happy, Colorful Art

LA, California

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Announcement    Thank you for coming to my shop! As you can probably tell, I love color!

My themes are humor, kindness, and gratitude. I encourage you to read more about my shop and me in the "About" section. Etsy also provides a heading: "Contact shop owner." If you have any questions at all, I would be more than happy to answer them.

You can also find me on my website at www.ricklenz.com


Last updated on Jul 30, 2020

Thank you for coming to my shop! As you can probably tell, I love color!

My themes are humor, kindness, and gratitude. I encourage you to read more about my shop and me in the "About" section. Etsy also provides a heading: "Contact shop owner." If you have any questions at all, I would be more than happy to answer them.

You can also find me on my website at www.ricklenz.com



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About RickLenzArt

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On Etsy since 2014

Humor, Love, Kindness, Gratitude, Compassion.

These are the things I try to incorporate into my life and my art. I’ve spent most of my adult life, first as an actor (rent “Cactus Flower” and check out the young me), and then as a writer. Even though I’ve only been drawing and painting for about seven years, the art was growing inside me and waiting to come out. Now it is my passion and I feel so lucky, and yes, blessed, to be able to do what I love!

I work in watercolors—I love color (my paints are like candy to me). I do the initial sketches in black ink, then dive into the colors. I usually work on the dining room table, or on the bed with newspapers spread all over it. These are my “studios.” If you pass by my house at 4 a.m. and see the lights on, I’m probably painting.

My drawings and paintings are almost entirely products of my imagination. This is not bragging; if you promised to pay me a fortune if I painted the landscape right in front of us, I’d never collect a penny from you. I can’t paint what’s in front of my nose. What I can do—and I’ve never understood why—is to recreate the images and creatures that populate my imagination. These “pictures in my head” are erratic, impulsive, and almost always very colorful. They’re also unpredictable. I never know what’s going to be on the paper when a painting is finished. The odd thing is, I always have a sense of déjà vu when it’s complete—like this is an image, a being, that’s been hanging around inside me all my life.

The original paintings are for sale (please inquire if you’re interested, as prices vary). Most of them are done on heavy, smooth-surfaced white paper, 11 x 17 inches. I use inks and papers of the best museum quality. The giclees I produce are guaranteed to last for generations.

I think most of my giclee prints are well set off (and into easily framable sizes) by the museum-quality white mats I use.

I hope you enjoy looking at my pictures as much as I love painting them.

Thanks for visiting my shop!

Shop members



  • Katz Pajamas, San Diego, California

    T-shirt And Tote-bag Printing

Production partners

  • Jim Winstead (Raw Materials)

    LA, CA

    Jim does some of my scans and larger prints, as with all my prints he does them on museum grade art paper with archival inks.

  • Melanie Green (Katz Pajamas)

    San Diego, CA

    Melanie has been printing on fabric for many years. She does the printing on all the t-shirts and tote bags. Her high standards of quality workmanship meet my exacting criteria.

  • Shandra Crawford (Artisan's Editions)

    Boyd, TX

    Shandra, a gifted craftsperson with 15 years experience, scans & prints fine art. Her color eye is phenomenal & she never fails to capture exactly what I see. She does most of my scans and prints some of my larger size giclees in her studio.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 12, 2020
I sincerely thank you for visiting my shop. Please review the following information on payment, shipping, returns, and copyright.

* I call special attention to SELLER INFORMATION at the bottom of this page.

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 returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
100% satisfaction guaranteed. You have 15 days from when you receive the item to return it. If it is not what you expected, please contact me. I respect your decision and I will not ask questions. I will refund your money minus return shipping.

*** As a small business owner FEEDBACK is important and I encourage you to message me with any concerns or problems regarding your order before leaving feedback so we can resolve everything ASAP. I welcome the chance to make shopping with Rick Lenz Art a positive experience. Thanks.
I'm pleased to accept PayPal, Credit Cards, or Etsy Gift Cards.

You do not need a PayPal account to pay for your items through PayPal: You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout period. After you submit your order, click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account." When your payment has cleared, I will send the package. PayPal is the fastest and easiest means of payment.

Please contact me if you are having any problems with payment.
Q: When will my order ship?
A: Usually 1-4 Business days--always as fast as possible

Q: How will it ship?
A: Your item(s) will be carefully packed, in sturdy waterproof packaging, and shipped the safest, most expedient way possible. Usually, I prefer USPS Priority Mail with tracking. (Contact me if you want faster shipping). I automatically ship to your Etsy check-out address unless instructed by you to send it elsewhere.

Smaller prints are shipped directly from my studio.

Q When will I receive it if I live in the US?
A: Typically within 3-5 days.

Q: When will I receive it if I live outside the US?
A: As of this writing I am not shipping outside of the United States

If your item is damaged during shipping, please send me a photograph of the damage and I will make replacement arrangements.
Additional policies and FAQs
All images Copyright Rick Lenz Art. Please do no copy, reproduce or distribute without express written permission. Thank you.

More information

Last updated on Jul 30, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Can I order any of your designs in a different size than the ones you show ?

At the present time, due to Covid-19, I do not have access to my printer of choice so I am unable to do special orders, however, I have a large selection of finished prints, both framed and matted, in many sizes, that are available now.

If you don't see what you are looking for just send me a message and I will check my inventory and get back to you.