Original Paintings by artist Sheryl Humphrey

Staten Island, New York · 125 Sales


Original Paintings by artist Sheryl Humphrey

Staten Island, New York 125 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   A selection of original fine art and notecards by painter Sheryl Humphrey. Small-scale oil paintings of girls and women in a distinctive fantasy/realist style.


Last updated on Jun 19, 2016

A selection of original fine art and notecards by painter Sheryl Humphrey. Small-scale oil paintings of girls and women in a distinctive fantasy/realist style.


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Portraits of the Spirits of Nature

My paintings are representations of powerful forces that I sense within myself, in others, and in the world around me. I sometimes think of these paintings as portraits of the spirits of Nature; they reflect my visions of anthropomorphized energies at work in the universe.

I have been inspired by many past and present painters, especially from the early Italian Renaissance, the Symbolists, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Post-Impressionists, the Nabis, Art Nouveau, the Surrealists, and the Magic Realists. There is much work by Visionary, Psychedelic, and self-taught artists that I admire.

In-depth readings on the subjects of herbalism, alchemy, folklore, and mythology, in conjunction with close contact with Nature in my garden, are sources for the subjects of my paintings. I am also the author of "The Haunted Garden: Death and Transfiguration in the Folklore of Plants," which is available in my Etsy shop at .

To see my shop listings, please go to

Please also see my other Etsy shop at , where I offer a fine selection of vintage paper ephemera.

Thanks for visiting!

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  • Sheryl Humphrey

    Owner, Artist

    I'm a painter, exploring themes of personal identity, Nature, and spirituality in a distinctive fantasy/realist style.

Production partners

  • Imagekind

    Portland, OR

    Imagekind, a professional printer, produced my "Girl of the Morning Glories" blank card, based on my original painting.


    Raleigh, NC offers online self-publication and printing services. I wrote and designed my book "The Haunted Garden," and printed it for me. I have the books in stock and on-hand, ready to ship, and I can sign or inscribe them for you!

  • Modern Postcard

    Carlsbad, CA

    Modern Postcard, a professional printer, produced my "Cheshire Cat" and "Caterpillar" greeting cards. The quality is very nice, because Modern Postcard used original film slides of my actual paintings.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 25, 2015
Welcome to Sheryl Humphrey's Etsy store! I offer my original oil paintings on canvas, along with some original small works on paper. I also sell greeting cards based on my artwork (these are professionally printed by either Modern Postcard or ImageKind). Also available are copies of my book "The Haunted Garden," published with a grant from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and printed by

I am located in beautiful and historic Staten Island, New York.

Find out more about me and my art here:

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I accept payment by PayPal, and by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) through Etsy.

You can use the 'Add message to seller' link to clarify any shipping details, such as if the item is to be sent as a gift, or if you would like your book to be inscribed.

If your purchase is to be a gift, I offer free gift-wrapping upon request. I can write a gift card message, and will leave out the receipt. Just ask by using the 'contact this seller' link.

Accidents happen! If you have made a mistake with your order, or change your mind about your order, please let us know by using the 'contact this seller' link.
I send my items from from Staten Island, New York, USA. I will pack your item carefully. I ship books and greeting cards at least twice a week, using U.S. Postal Service First-Class Mail wherever possible. For original fine art, I need 3-5 days to prepare for shipping, which will be via Priority Mail (insurance included), with Signature Confirmation required. Please let me know in advance if you have any special shipping requests, and I will try my best to accommodate you.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be pleased with your purchase! Please note that colors may differ slightly due to varying computer monitor display settings.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 7 days of delivery to discuss a refund.

Once I have discussed the situation with you, the item must be returned, unused and in good condition, in its original packaging, within 7 days. You are responsible for return postage unless your dissatisfaction was caused by my error. You must contact me before returning an item. As soon as I receive the returned item in satisfactory condition, I will issue you a full refund of the original purchase price.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me if you have any questions about my items. I will respond promptly.

Thanks for visiting my Etsy shop!
-- Sheryl Humphrey