TheColorfulCatStudio

Watercolor Fine Art Prints & Originals by Rachel Byler

Dillsburg, Pennsylvania | 10045 Sales

TheColorfulCatStudio

Watercolor Fine Art Prints & Originals by Rachel Byler

Dillsburg, Pennsylvania 10045 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(2162)

Announcement   ***🎄‼️CHRISTMAS ORDERING DEADLINES‼️🎄***
 To receive your prints by Christmas, please order by the following dates at the latest... ↓
Dec. 11th - XLARGE Prints

Dec. 16th - 5x7, 8x10, 11x14 Prints
If you want to risk it you can order (5x7, 8x10, and 11x14) prints until the 19th with the priority mail upgrade but I cannot guarantee they will make it!

--International customers-- With shipping being so hard to estimate due to delays and customs, I cannot guarantee your orders can make it by Christmas.
 Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Welcome to Colorful Cats! 🌿
Here you will find artwork full of color, drips, and freedom. My work is inspired by the natural world around us and my favorite books. Feel free to explore and contact me with any questions! Favorite my shop if you'd like to stay up to date with my newest artwork and prints for sale! ( :

→ I am so proud to share that now every month a portion of the proceeds from my shop go to support the following four groups that are working hard to protect our environment.
🌱THE RAINFOREST FOUNDATION (www.rainforestfoundation.org) Saving rainforests by working with the people who live in them.
🐾PANTHERA (www.panthera.org) Fighting to stop poaching, and conserve the habitats of our world's big cats.
🐬WHALE AND DOLPHIN CONSERVATION (us.whales.org) Dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. My shop has adopted Holly the orca and Sirius the humpback!
🐘AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (www.awf.org) Works to stop African animal poaching and extinction.

→ I was recently interviewed by GemMartUSA about my Etsy shop and experiences becoming a full time artist! So if you want to learn a little more about me or want some tips on starting on Etsy come check it out!! https://gemmartusa.com/blog/2018/01/08/cat-painting-7k-sales-etsy-today/

→ Follow me on INSTAGRAM for updates, sales, and sneak peeks of my newest art! https://www.instagram.com/thecolorfulcatstudio

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 28, 2018

***🎄‼️CHRISTMAS ORDERING DEADLINES‼️🎄***
 To receive your prints by Christmas, please order by the following dates at the latest... ↓
Dec. 11th - XLARGE Prints

Dec. 16th - 5x7, 8x10, 11x14 Prints
If you want to risk it you can order (5x7, 8x10, and 11x14) prints until the 19th with the priority mail upgrade but I cannot guarantee they will make it!

--International customers-- With shipping being so hard to estimate due to delays and customs, I cannot guarantee your orders can make it by Christmas.
 Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Welcome to Colorful Cats! 🌿
Here you will find artwork full of color, drips, and freedom. My work is inspired by the natural world around us and my favorite books. Feel free to explore and contact me with any questions! Favorite my shop if you'd like to stay up to date with my newest artwork and prints for sale! ( :

→ I am so proud to share that now every month a portion of the proceeds from my shop go to support the following four groups that are working hard to protect our environment.
🌱THE RAINFOREST FOUNDATION (www.rainforestfoundation.org) Saving rainforests by working with the people who live in them.
🐾PANTHERA (www.panthera.org) Fighting to stop poaching, and conserve the habitats of our world's big cats.
🐬WHALE AND DOLPHIN CONSERVATION (us.whales.org) Dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. My shop has adopted Holly the orca and Sirius the humpback!
🐘AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (www.awf.org) Works to stop African animal poaching and extinction.

→ I was recently interviewed by GemMartUSA about my Etsy shop and experiences becoming a full time artist! So if you want to learn a little more about me or want some tips on starting on Etsy come check it out!! https://gemmartusa.com/blog/2018/01/08/cat-painting-7k-sales-etsy-today/

→ Follow me on INSTAGRAM for updates, sales, and sneak peeks of my newest art! https://www.instagram.com/thecolorfulcatstudio

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Progress shot of my newest painting “Astral Waters”! Prints now available!
So excited to share this new addition to my shop! Watercolor beginner practice sets! Three ready to paint pages perfect for aspiring artists, those who like coloring pages to relax, and for paint nights with friends!!
A new mermaid has been added to my shop! This is a process shot of masking fluid being added. Come see it all finished! mermaidskin-tone-3female_sign
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About

“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.” J.R.R. Tolkien

🎨 Thanks for checking out my shop! 🎨
I am Rachel Byler an artist and the creator of The Colorful Cat Studio! I live in South Central Pennsylvania where my husband and I share our home with our german shepherd Beorn and the four cats of the studio Pippin, Kovu, Timber, and Baloo. A full house and yes we vacuum a lot! ( : My background in art started at a very young age and eventually led me to change my major and I graduated with a BS in Art Education from Messiah College. I am working full time as an artist and loving every minute! I strive always to improve and am constantly trying to seek beauty and embrace imperfection.

Although I love many forms of art, I am particularly drawn to watercolor because of the versatility that it allows as far as being able to pick up and paint wherever. I love having to work with the flow of the water. The most beautiful washes and blooms come about when you give more control to the movement of the water. I find freedom and calm in painting as it allows me to wander. Green is my absolute favorite color. Sap green and phthalo green almost always work their way into each of my paintings. My inspiration comes from nature. I like to study and recreate the gorgeous masterpieces found in the sea and sky. I also have been impacted very deeply by books and lore. I grew up reading The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, and other various fantasy books, which helped shape my imagination and creativity. I find that reading (like painting) lets you enter a world of your own and inspires me daily.

------> A note about my process <------ All of my art (with the exception of the Xlarge prints) is printed by me, here in the studio. By printing to order I am able to create a fresh print every time an order is placed. While this process is much more time consuming I find it's worth it, and can offer you the highest quality prints, custom sizes, and it allows me to inspect every single print.

I am so proud to share that now every month a portion of the proceeds from my shop go to support the following four groups that are working hard to protect our environment.
🌱THE RAINFOREST FOUNDATION (www.rainforestfoundation.org) Saving rainforests by working with the people who live in them.
🐾PANTHERA (www.panthera.org) Fighting to stop poaching, and conserve the habitats of our world's big cats.
🐬WHALE AND DOLPHIN CONSERVATION (us.whales.org) Dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. My shop has adopted Holly the orca and Sirius the humpback!
🐘AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (www.awf.org) Works to stop African animal poaching and extinction.

Shop members

  • Rachel Byler

    Owner, Artist, Designer

    "Not all those who wander are lost." -J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Josh Byler

    CFO, Shipper

  • Baloo

    Assistant

  • Timber

    Assistant

  • Kovu

    Assistant

  • Pippin

    Assistant

Production partners

  • Giclee Printer

    CA, United States

    A fine art reproduction & photo printing company based in CA. They print my large format prints (16x20 and up) and my canvas prints. They provide exceptional service and high quality products.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 6, 2018

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
► R E T U R N S / E X C H A N G E S
I want every buyer to be happy with their purchase! If there is any displeasure please contact me within 7 days (after delivery) to exchange, or return the piece.
If you are returning or exchanging anything from this shop, please be sure to pack your return item(s) safely. I cannot accept returns that are damaged. All related shipping costs will be the responsibility of the buyer and will not be refunded.

► D A M A G E S
On the extremely rare occurrence that you have received your item(s) damaged by USPS or feel there is a defect or problem with your print please contact me within 7 days (after delivery). Photos and a description of the problem must be included so I can address the issue better and either fix, replace, or refund the piece.
**If the Priority Mail upgrade or insurance was purchased you are automatically covered by USPS for any damages, no questions asked.
Shipping
✉️ S H I P P I N G ✉️
All artwork is packaged with the greatest care and shipped via USPS via First Class or Priority Mail with tracking information always provided.

(1) Standard Shipping - 2-5 days depending on location.
(2) Priority Mail - 1-3 days depending on location. (Includes insurance from USPS)
(3) International Shipping - Allow a MINIMUM of 2 weeks. To be safe I would allow 3-4 weeks depending on customs/country. (Canada averages about 2 weeks other countries plan for longer) International buyers are responsible for any custom duties or other taxes/fees.

Priority Mail and Shipping Insurance are offered at checkout under upgrades. This covers your order 100% no questions asked.

P L E A S E * N O T E
(1) I do not send receipts/invoices with your order! Due to the large number of customers that send prints as gifts I find it easier to not include them, and I would rather save the paper! ( : Please let me know if you would like an invoice and I am happy to send you an electronic one.

(2) Please be sure your shipping address is correct before checking out. The seller is not responsible for items shipped to an incorrect address you provided. If these items are returned to me, buyer is responsible for return shipping.

(3) Customs/Import taxes : Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.
Additional policies and FAQs
P R I N T I N G
All of my art (with the exception of the Xlarge prints) is printed by me, here in the studio. By printing to order I am able to create a fresh print every time an order is placed. While this process is much more time consuming I find it's worth it, and can offer you the highest quality prints, custom sizes, and allows me to inspect every single print.

P A C K A G I N G
I ship prints that are 11x14 and smaller, flat, in sturdy stay flat mailers. Your order is carefully packaged in a clear protective cello sleeve with mat board and cardboard added for extra support. (Again this excludes xlarge prints or originals that are to large to ship flat)

COPYRIGHT
All art is copyrighted and the property of artist Rachel Byler and may not be used or reproduced.

More information

Last updated on Mar 6, 2018
Frequently asked questions
What are the different paper options?

(1) ARCTIC MATTE - A basic matte paper, with a smooth, flat surface. This paper is acid free. (Bright white / 230gsm)

(2) SMOOTH FINE ART - A semi-smooth cotton paper, with a natural feeling surface. This paper is archival and 100% cotton. (White / 250gsm)

(3) RIVER LINEN - A textured linen paper that feels and looks like woven canvas. This paper is archival and has a slight sheen to replicate canvas. (Bright white / 240gsm)

(4) TEXTURED RAG - A thick, textured, and heavy duty paper. This paper is archival and its surface replicates the look and feel of watercolor paper. (White / 300gsm)

(For a photo of the paper types see my ABOUT section)

I would like to send this as a gift do you include invoices with each order?

I do not send receipts/invoices with your order! Due to the large number of customers that send prints as gifts I find it easier to not include them. And I would rather save the paper! ( : Please let me know if you would like an invoice and I am happy to send you an electronic one.

Do you offer a discount if I buy multiple prints?

Yes! I am happy to offer any customers purchasing 3 or more prints that are 8x10 or larger a 10% discount! If interested message me and I will give you a coupon for checkout!

Do you sell digital versions of your prints?

To protect my artwork, I do not release any digital files of my work at this time.

Do you accept custom paintings?

Sometimes. It really depends on my schedule and if I have time available to accept them. Feel free to contact and ask me! ( :

What are the care instructions for the prints?

You should always frame your piece behind glass to protect it, especially in places where the surface could get wet or damp. (like a kitchen/bathroom) You should also keep your print out of direct sunlight to preserve the surface for as long as possible.

Can you recommend any organizations that help the environment?

YES!
I am so proud to share that now every month a portion of the proceeds from my shop go to support the following four groups that are working hard to protect our environment.
🌱THE RAINFOREST FOUNDATION (www.rainforestfoundation.org) Saving rainforests by working with the people who live in them.
🐾PANTHERA (www.panthera.org) Fighting to stop poaching, and conserve the habitats of our world's big cats.
🐬WHALE AND DOLPHIN CONSERVATION (us.whales.org) Dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. My shop has adopted Holly the orca and Sirius the humpback!
🐘AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (www.awf.org) Works to stop African animal poaching and extinction.