Original Watercolor Paintings & Prints by Louise DeMasi

Sydney, Australia · 3100 Sales


Original Watercolor Paintings & Prints by Louise DeMasi

Sydney, Australia 3100 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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LouiseDeMasi is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi everyone, I am taking a short break and I'll be back on the 5th July.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 16, 2017

Hi everyone, I am taking a short break and I'll be back on the 5th July.

Louise De Masi

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Louise De Masi


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'Angel Wings' in progress. This is one of my most favourite paintings I have completed to date slightly_smiling_face
I painted this little Barn Owl on Aquabord which is a board with an acid free textured clay surface. It's quite a bit different to painting on watercolour paper but still lots of fun.
Some pretty sweet peas that I bought from a florist make the perfect subject for this watercolour painting. I love their little twirly tendrils.
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I have three passions in my life: my family, painting and animals. I am lost without my brushes and paint. I live to paint.

I live on the mid north coast of New South Wales in Australia. My husband and I have built our home on a 25 acre property that is surrounded by state forest. Because we live so close to the forest, the bird life in our garden is amazing. Rainbow Lorikeets, Honey Eaters, Kookaburras, Kingfishers, Eastern Rosellas, Bower Birds and so many more birds visit our garden every day. We also enjoy watching the wild kangaroos and wallabies that graze on our grass. We are incredibly lucky! The paintings in my shop reflect my love for animals and nature. I hope that I capture some of the personality and charm of the animals and birds that inspire me.

I have been an artist all my life and art was undoubtedly my favourite subject at school. I taught adult acrylic painting classes for 14 years and I have had many of my paintings featured in Australian Art and Craft magazines. However after 14 years I grew tired of using acrylic paint so I put my brushes away for four years while I completed a teaching degree at university.

When I finished my degree I didn’t realise how difficult it would be to secure a permanent teaching position. I had to make do with relief teaching for many years. I waited each morning for the phone to ring hoping that a teacher would be ill and I would step into their classroom for the day.

To occupy myself in between teaching days I decided to try my hand at watercolour painting. It was something I had tried in the past but had never had any success with. I am so pleased that I did try again. I painted day and night and produced a new painting each day. I was learning something new with each painting. I started with small A5 watercolour paper then I moved to A4 size paper. Now I have progressed to painting on full sheets. I love the unpredictable nature of watercolour. I love the vibrance of the hues and I thrive on the challenge that each painting brings. Sometimes I master it and at other times I don't.

I am so pleased I found Etsy because I now have a place to share my art. I must acknowledge and thank my fabulous and supportive husband who has been dragged around many zoos and wildlife sanctuaries since I started selling my paintings and prints on Etsy. He looks after the printing and technical side of the business which leaves me to pursue the creative side. All of my prints are printed on beautiful, textured fine art archival paper with Epson UltraChrome inks. My original paintings and prints are packed with love and care and arrive flat in a rigid cardboard envelope.

I have just opened a second shop on Etsy where I sell digital prints that you can download yourself and print yourself. https://www.etsy.com/shop/Whizzprints


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  • Louise De Masi

    Owner, Artist


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Last updated on June 3, 2016
Hello and welcome to my shop. If you hadn't guessed already, I love animals!
All of my paintings and prints are created in Australia.

I use beautiful Hahnemuhle archival acid free fine art paper and Epson Ultra Chrome pigment inks for all of my prints.

If you have not used Etsy to purchase anything before, here is an article that may answer any questions you have:

All artwork © 2016 Louise De Masi.

My website: louisedemasi.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Louise-De-Masi-Fine-Art/178927232153960?sk=wall

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When you have purchased an item, please pay through PayPal or Direct Check Out.
If you send an echeck via PayPal your order will not be sent until the echeck has cleared which usually takes about a week.
Orders will take 1 to 3 business days in processing time.
Orders placed on Friday will be sent on Monday because Australia Post is closed over the weekend.

International orders:
I ship world wide. Any customs, duties or taxes charged for international orders are the responsibility of the buyer.

I ship promptly, however I have no control over the postal systems and can therefore not specify approximate arrival dates.

Mail to European countries has taken as long as 6 weeks to arrive at its destination.
Mail to Canada and the US has taken over 4 weeks to arrive. Please be aware of these times when you are ordering.

I use Australia Post to ship all of my items. Unfortunately, it is too expensive to track items shipped overseas. However, if your order does not arrive because of some mishap within the Postal systems please contact me in a timely fashion so that I can correct the problem.

The artwork is protected from moisture within an acid free plastic sleeve and posted in a rigid cardboard mailer. If for some reason your order arrives damaged, please contact me immediately so that I can correct the problem.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is most important to me. If you are for any reason not satisfied with your purchase simply return the item to me and I will give you a full refund.

Please be aware that colours on prints and originals may vary slightly because of calibration differences in monitors.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please keep all artwork away from direct sunlight.
All artwork needs to be protected in a frame under glass.