TheArtofMichelle

original watercolor illustrations and custom portraits

Minier, Illinois · 698 Sales

TheArtofMichelle

original watercolor illustrations and custom portraits

Minier, Illinois 698 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(108)

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Note from shop owner After 6 great years of selling my original paintings, prints, and cards through Etsy, I've closed my shop here to begin a new venture of selling my work directly from my own personal websites.

I still sell Custom House, Family, and Pet Portraits! To view and purchase a Custom Portrait, please visit CustomPortraitsbyMichelle.com.

To view and purchase a modern abstract painting, please visit TheArtofMichelle.com

To contact me with questions, please email Michelle [!at] CustomPortraitsbyMichelle.com.

Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 12, 2016

After 6 great years of selling my original paintings, prints, and cards through Etsy, I've closed my shop here to begin a new venture of selling my work directly from my own personal websites.

I still sell Custom House, Family, and Pet Portraits! To view and purchase a Custom Portrait, please visit CustomPortraitsbyMichelle.com.

To view and purchase a modern abstract painting, please visit TheArtofMichelle.com

To contact me with questions, please email Michelle [!at] CustomPortraitsbyMichelle.com.

Thank you!

Michelle Schneider

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Michelle Schneider

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(108)
Bonnie

Bonnie on Dec 20, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This was my second order from this shop. The art is unique and interesting. She even sent a surprise print for free!

cortjessop

cortjessop on Jul 7, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE the home portrait Michelle did. She creates beautiful work. I'm very pleased and will cherish it forever!

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About

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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Shop members

  • Michelle Schneider

    Owner, Maker, Painter

    I'm a watercolor illustrator specializing in children's illustration and custom House Portraits.

  • Sarge

    Studio Mate

    This little guy is my mini dapple doxin named Sarge. My husband and I adopted him from a shelter when he was 4 years old. He keeps me company in the studio while I paint and watches the squirrels hang from the bird feeders outside my studio windows.

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

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Check
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.
Refunds 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.
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.