Announcement   *Memorial Day is the LAST day to order a Custom Home Portrait for Father's Day!*

Finding meaningful gifts for family, close friends, and clients can be a daunting task. Each of my hand-painted portraits are completely unique and original, making it easy for you to give beautiful gifts with a personal touch.

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Last updated on Jan 15, 2018

*Memorial Day is the LAST day to order a Custom Home Portrait for Father's Day!*

Finding meaningful gifts for family, close friends, and clients can be a daunting task. Each of my hand-painted portraits are completely unique and original, making it easy for you to give beautiful gifts with a personal touch.

Michelle Schneider

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Michelle Schneider

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The Art of Michelle

I've been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil and have, in more recent years, fallen in love with watercolor and the art of story-telling. I totally nerd out over things like color and animals and children's stories and, when I'm not working on a custom portrait of some kind, you can find me doodling dream worlds in my sketchbook with a nice hot cup of coffee beside me. I dream of someday illustrating my own children's bedtime story.

When I'm not in the studio, I'm usually outside in the garden or on a walk with my husband or in my kitchen with the candles going and the music on- making something delicious for my friends and family. I live in a quiet rural town and work happily in my in-house studio usually from dawn to dusk.

*As my specialty is custom portraits, please feel free to share your ideas with me or request a custom size on any of the portraits I already offer. I'm very flexible and easy to work with as I'm always eager to meet the needs of my lovely customers.

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  • Michelle Schneider

    Owner, Maker, Painter

    I'm a watercolor illustrator specializing in custom portraits of the family, home, and pets.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 17, 2015
Hello there and thanks for visiting my shop.

All of my reproductions are printed on archival semi-gloss photo paper except for the oversized prints which are printed on high quality matte photo paper. I use an external printing company and have an inventory of prints in house. All pre-order prints are ordered on demand and take 5-7 days longer to fill orders.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are, for any reason, unhappy with your purchase, I'd love to make it right! Please contact me and let me know you are sending the item back for a full refund (not including cost of shipping). Simply tape the box/envelope back up and write RETURN TO SHIPPER on the package to have it mailed back to me without charge. It must be returned in its original packaging.
Payment
Payment is to be made at the time of purchase. If your payment isn't received within 7 days of placing your order, I will cancel your order unless I am in correspondence with you.

I have made the "pay by check" option available for local purchases. Please make checks payable to Michelle Schneider.

FOR CUSTOM ORDERS: Since I'm currently booking custom orders 3-5 months in advance, I've set up each listing for 50% of the actual cost so you aren't out the full amount of the portrait while you wait. This first payment is NON-REFUNDABLE. Once the painting is complete and has met your approval, I'll set up a second listing for the remaining 50%. Your portrait will ship once the second payment has gone through.
Shipping
Your order will ship within just a few business days of your payment unless it is a custom order or a print pre-order.

If you are interested in expedited shipping please let me know before you place the order so I can set an accurate shipping price. You can contact me here: http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=83158

To ensure proper delivery, please make sure your address is correct before placing your order.

Please note: I insure all orignal pieces for shipping up to the value of the item but DO NOT insure prints unless requested.
Additional policies and FAQs
All custom orders are fulfilled in the order they're received. Payment must be made to insure your spot in line. I can rush your custom order if necessary, so please include the date you need the portrait by in the 'note to seller' box at checkout.

*Digital copies of each custom portrait are included in your purchase of the painting and are intended for personal use ONLY (printing on stationery, uploaded to social media and websites, etc.). Resale of the digital images is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.