Sarah Sams Paintings & Prints

San Mateo, California · 14 Sales


Sarah Sams Paintings & Prints

San Mateo, California 14 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Note from shop owner Thank you for your interest in my art. My shop is still "on vacation" as I settle into a new life in the Bay Area. Thank you for your patience! Feel free to message me and I will respond as quickly as I am able. - Sarah

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 16, 2017

Thank you for your interest in my art. My shop is still "on vacation" as I settle into a new life in the Bay Area. Thank you for your patience! Feel free to message me and I will respond as quickly as I am able. - Sarah

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Which style do I feature?

My goal has always been to market my Mexi-Czech style, but after ramping up and also painting consistently in my Visual Poetry style in order to learn to paint left-handed, my huge quandry was how to present my work in one shop.

With a background in visual communication, marketing, branding, merchandising and developing a product line, my training said, how can I do this? Against my visual communications training, I jumped in with both feet and combined my two styles in this one shop.

So I'm just beginning with my Etsy shop, even though I've been selling my work in Denver for the last several years.

Shop members

  • Sarah at Play

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    One of the ways I'm inspired..hanging with friends, wearing a silly sombrero at one of my favorite spots in Denver, laughing, discussing life....

Shop policies

Last updated on June 1, 2012
Welcome to my shop where I offer cards, prints and smaller original paintings. I want my art to be accessible to those who don't always want an original piece. My cards and prints are produced here in Colorado so that I maintain the level of quality not only in materials but in the way my colors reproduce.

I began to develop my Mexi-Czech painting style 1995 when I began to paint on ceramics. Finally in 2000, I started to paint this style on canvas. And while I've alway painted in a somewhat loose impressionistic style as well, I also began to paint a few Visual Poetry paintings in 2007 ...and then in 2010, life took one of those unexpected turns.

While painting for an upcoming show, my right arm "just quit". I lost all reflex action and most fine motor skills. At times I couldn't write my name. After seeing a number of doctors, it took surgery to discover that a childhood car accident injury plus ski accident a few years ago equaled "big problem" - missing "parts" plus other "parts" hitting this nerve and that.

I just can't not paint, so even before the big discovery of what was behind the problem, I started painting with my left hand. Since my newer visual poetry paintings are painted with my non-dominent left-hand, there are stylistic differences from older works. After much rehab and sheer determination, I'm also finally able to paint my Mexi-Czech style by laying in color as a "lefty" and detailing with my right, utilziing the tiny strokes I can acheive with my limited mobility. So I can't shake your hand in the same way I used to, but I can still paint even my larger pieces!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I cannot ship out paintings on approval. If my work arrives defective or damaged, please contact me within 7 days of the shipment's arrival.
I accept payments via PayPal and should be received within 2 days of purchase. I must add appropriate sales tax for shipments to a Colorado address. If you request a custom sized print, I will order the print upon reciept of payment. Sometimes I need an additional 2 days, but I can work with your needs or let you know if I cannot.
I will ship your painting or print within 3 business days of receiving your payment and sooner if I can. I ship USPS or UPS, depending upon which is most economical. If you have a special shipping need, please contact me and I'll do my best to work out a solution. I'll ship internationally if I can work it out to send to your country and you pay the additonal cost for shipping and for any custom duties.

I WILL COMBINE SHIPPING...Please contact me and let me know which paintings or prints you want shipped together and I can give you a quote and then adjust the shipping amount.

I will insure all shipments valued at over $100 for loss or damage.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Please contact me if you want to make a purchase so that I can let you know how much it will cost you to ship. If you do decide to go ahead and buy, I will then change my listing so that it allows you to do so. International buyers are responsible for any duty relative fees and UPS broker fees. I will not mark your package as 'gift' in order for you to avoid the duty fees.

ALASKA & HAWAII BUYERS...The shipping price in this listing is for the CONTINENTAL US only. ALASKA and HAWAII will cost more. Please contact me first for a shipping quote before you purchase so that I can adjust the cost on the listing. Thank you
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to work with you on a custom order and then coordinate the sale via Etsy. I offer prints on canvas or on fine art paper with the pricing calculated by the square inch. So a 12" x 12" piece is 144 square inches at $.50 per inch for paper or $0.60 for canvas plus shipping. This pricing is a bit more than some that I offer in my shop because printing one piece at a time costs more. For canvas prints, only the front of my pieces is calculated. Then an additional 2" is printed on the sides (in black or a color depending upon the art).

Copyright Sarah Sams for all artwork. Rights of reproduction are owned by Sarah Sams and are not transferable.