MelaniePruittArt

Modern Watercolor Paintings * Floral Art * Nature Art * Island Art

Washington, United States · 204 Sales

MelaniePruittArt

Modern Watercolor Paintings * Floral Art * Nature Art * Island Art

Washington, United States 204 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Note from shop owner We will reopen in mid Nov - in plenty of time for Black Friday and Christmas shopping. Thanks for stopping by.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 27, 2016

We will reopen in mid Nov - in plenty of time for Black Friday and Christmas shopping. Thanks for stopping by.

Melanie Pruitt

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Melanie Pruitt

About

Blessings in the Midst of Difficulty

I have always been a creative person, but it wasn't until I was in my mid 40's that I began to paint in watercolor and sell my art. I was a very active person, most of my life, and my artistic/creative outlets fell in areas like competitive diving, gymnastics, garden design, and most recently, developing and teaching a preschool dance program at Vancouver's Columbia Dance as well as performing every year in the seasonal production of The Nutcracker. I am a published author, and I have also been asked many times to speak at women's conferences and retreats, which I enjoy very much and put a lot of artistic effort into my presentations.

In 2001 I came down with a severe virus and never recovered.. Over the next couple of years I went to many doctors. It was a long road, but I was finally diagnosed with M.E./CFS (better known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). It has also caused Partial Dysautonomia - which is a dysfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System (the part of the central nervous system that controls all automatic functions). This has meant that I am no longer active in my past activities and had to quit my dance teaching, writing, and speaking.

Anxious not to let a chronic illness ruin my life, I began looking for things that I could spend my time doing. Painting with watercolor was perfect for me. In 2006, I opened my shop here on Etsy selling both my original paintings and ACEO"s.

Being stuck most hours in a recliner is difficult, but I am thankful that God has brought me to a point of developing new artistic endeavors.

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  • Melanie

    Owner, Maker, Artist

    When I became chronically ill with ME/CFS my life changed. Determined to cope, I learned to paint with watercolor and I love it!! I also love: my husband of 30+yrs, my 3 kids, Hawaii and all things Hawaiian, tea, football and the Green Bay Packers.

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    Kenmore, NY, United States

    We aren't a retail store that stocks items that people purchase. We are more like partners with our customers. We help them create prints that they need to run their own businesses or etsy shops or to hang in galleries.

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Last updated on May 19, 2016
Welcome! I love to create and I love to serve, so I will enjoy doing my very best for you!

Art is my creative outlet during a hard period of illness in my life. I love the dance that occurs between water and pigment. Every painting I do is an adventure!

Want to see more of my work? Look me up on melaniepruitt.artistwebsites.com

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Payment
I accept PayPal and Credit Card payments as well as Etsy gift cards.

I do ship internationally. However, since there are so many different prices depending on the country and the size of the painting, you need to contact me first so I can let you know what your shipping cost will be and set the listing up to charge you correctly.

All international tariffs and costs are the buyers responsibility.

Thank you!
Shipping
I always attempt to ship the day after payment is received. But occasionally health makes it take a day or two longer. But I will always ship within 3 days of receiving payment, unless I have contacted you and explained otherwise.

Prints are ordered from printer on an as needed basis. They will be shipped directly to you from the printer via USPS Priority Mail. Once I place the order, I will let you know. It can take 1-5 days for your print to be shipped. When it is shipped, I will contact you a second time and give you a tracking number.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your item, contact me. I want you to be happy and satisfied. I will do my best to rectify the situation.

In the case of the larger paintings/purchase (those $20 and over) I will refund your money (excluding shipping) if you are unhappy with your purchase, if you contact within 3 days of receiving your painting. First, please convo me, then return the item in the same condition it was sent in. After item is received, I will refund your account.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do ship internationally. But please contact me first so we can discuss the shipping costs to your country.

Have fun shopping!!!!