cortjessop on Jul 7, 2015
I LOVE the home portrait Michelle did. She creates beautiful work. I'm very pleased and will cherish it forever!
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.
Owner, Maker, Painter
I'm a watercolor illustrator specializing in children's illustration and custom House Portraits.
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.
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
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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.
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
Additional policies and FAQs
*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.