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TheLitusGallery

Paintings of animals in a prelapsarian Paradise.

Canterbury, United Kingdom · 3272 Sales

TheLitusGallery

Paintings of animals in a prelapsarian Paradise.

Canterbury, United Kingdom 3272 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(979)

Announcement   The Litus Gallery will be closing on 12th December to ensure all orders received are shipped before the LAST POSTING DATES from the UK CHRISTMAS 2016, which are:

International:
Australia and New Zealand: 10th December 2016
Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland: 14th December 2016
Finland, Sweden, USA and Canada: 15th December 2016
Belgium, France, Ireland, LuxembourgAustria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland: 16th December 2016

U.K: 21st December 2016

A unique collection of dream-like, darkly humorous paintings and prints of mythical beasts and metaphysical poets for the discerning Virtual Grand Tourist. Welcome to The Litus Gallery. Here you'll find high quality Fine Art Prints, Greetings Cards, and hand-painted original oils.

There's a large selection of existing images in The Litus Gallery, but if you'd like to discuss commissioning an original painting, please send a message via the Easy Convo system.

For outline information relating to Commissions, see FAQs below. Current waiting time for a Commission is around two months.

***************N.B.************** The GBP (£) to Foreign Currencies including the dollar, Euro etc, exchange rate is volatile, so listed prices may change from day-to-day; this is outside of my control.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 8, 2016

The Litus Gallery will be closing on 12th December to ensure all orders received are shipped before the LAST POSTING DATES from the UK CHRISTMAS 2016, which are:

International:
Australia and New Zealand: 10th December 2016
Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland: 14th December 2016
Finland, Sweden, USA and Canada: 15th December 2016
Belgium, France, Ireland, LuxembourgAustria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland: 16th December 2016

U.K: 21st December 2016

A unique collection of dream-like, darkly humorous paintings and prints of mythical beasts and metaphysical poets for the discerning Virtual Grand Tourist. Welcome to The Litus Gallery. Here you'll find high quality Fine Art Prints, Greetings Cards, and hand-painted original oils.

There's a large selection of existing images in The Litus Gallery, but if you'd like to discuss commissioning an original painting, please send a message via the Easy Convo system.

For outline information relating to Commissions, see FAQs below. Current waiting time for a Commission is around two months.

***************N.B.************** The GBP (£) to Foreign Currencies including the dollar, Euro etc, exchange rate is volatile, so listed prices may change from day-to-day; this is outside of my control.

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5 out of 5 stars
(979)
t14j71

t14j71 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

back for more. again! love this shop and the precious works of art. super highly recommended!

t14j71

t14j71 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

back for more. again! love this shop and the precious works of art. super highly recommended!

t14j71

t14j71 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

back for more. again! love this shop and the precious works of art. super highly recommended!

t14j71

t14j71 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

back for more. again! love this shop and the precious works of art. super highly recommended!

t14j71

t14j71 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

back for more. again! love this shop and the precious works of art. super highly recommended!

t14j71

t14j71 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

back for more. again! love this shop and the precious works of art. super highly recommended!

t14j71

t14j71 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

back for more. again! love this shop and the precious works of art. super highly recommended!

t14j71

t14j71 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

back for more. again! love this shop and the precious works of art. super highly recommended!

t14j71

t14j71 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

back for more. again! love this shop and the precious works of art. super highly recommended!

t14j71

t14j71 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

back for more. again! love this shop and the precious works of art. super highly recommended!

bmw2012

bmw2012 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These cards are works of art - even more beautiful than I expected. I ordered several cards and prints and they arrived in pristine shape.

bmw2012

bmw2012 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These cards are works of art - even more beautiful than I expected. I ordered several cards and prints and they arrived in pristine shape.

bmw2012

bmw2012 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These cards are works of art - even more beautiful than I expected. I ordered several cards and prints and they arrived in pristine shape.

bmw2012

bmw2012 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These cards are works of art - even more beautiful than I expected. I ordered several cards and prints and they arrived in pristine shape.

bmw2012

bmw2012 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These cards are works of art - even more beautiful than I expected. I ordered several cards and prints and they arrived in pristine shape.

bmw2012

bmw2012 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These cards are works of art - even more beautiful than I expected. I ordered several cards and prints and they arrived in pristine shape.

bmw2012

bmw2012 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These cards are works of art - even more beautiful than I expected. I ordered several cards and prints and they arrived in pristine shape.

bmw2012

bmw2012 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These cards are works of art - even more beautiful than I expected. I ordered several cards and prints and they arrived in pristine shape.

bmw2012

bmw2012 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These cards are works of art - even more beautiful than I expected. I ordered several cards and prints and they arrived in pristine shape.

bmw2012

bmw2012 on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These cards are works of art - even more beautiful than I expected. I ordered several cards and prints and they arrived in pristine shape.

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About

It's a Dreams and Vision Kinda Thing

"To dream is to see..." (ancient proverb of the renowned needle-felting Sage, Madame Bumbles)

Smuggled on to a tea clipper at the age of 5, I grew up quickly with the sea as my tutor. I learned to read by deciphering the generations of graffiti scratched on to the internal skeleton of the great wooden hulk. (Some say this prolonged exposure influenced the alleged fruitiness of my vocabulary...Ha!)

When the ship landed, finally, in Canton, I was apprenticed to a barber who specialised in the manufacture of glass eyes. Though the barber was kindly at first, after a time I was banished to the workshop below-stairs where I worked endlessly, forbidden to see the light, painting pupils in a range of colours from the bluest blue of the oceans to the nuttiest hazel of an autumn forest.

For ten years life was hard but I wasn't ill-treated, I just craved the freedom of the open country and the salt-licked seas so, early one winter morning, I packed a voluminous, spotted kerchief with a hunk of stale black bread and some rheumy cheese, and escaped from the 'employ' of the barber.

My eyes slowly acclimatized to the light and, with my day-vision returning, I made my way down to the docks and snuck on to a clipper back to the Old Country where - to cut a very long and meandering story short- I grew to be a painter and maker of dream-like paintings and prints of mythical beasts and metaphysical poets for the discerning Virtual Grand Tourist.

I am painting still - ancient now as the wooden hulks that transported me across the great oceans from West to East and back again. My eyesight is not as good as it once was; indeed, one eye (if you look closely) betrays the skills of the Glass Eye Painters' Guild, but it does me well for, you see, even in my current state of disrepair, "to dream is to see".

Enjoy the long labours of my vision.

DD

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  • DD

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Master Mariner, Glass Eye Painter, Fantabulist, Procrastinator, Circumlocutor

    Grizzled painter, land-locked now, but dreaming still of a sea-girt island of bliss.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Apr 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF COMMISSION:

• A non-returnable deposit of 20% of the agreed purchase price is usually charged at the time of commission to cover the cost of materials etc
• I do not provide roughs or sketches
• Once completed, I send 3 photos of the painting via Etsy convo for you to decide if you'd like to purchase or not. If not purchasing, the non-returnable deposit is not returned
• Paintings usually take about 4 - 6 weeks + about 1 week drying/oiling-out/varnishing time

• All rights in the image remain with me, DD McInnes.

Sizing details

The sizes/dimensions of each piece in the Litus Gallery is included in the listing description - please read the relevant listing for this information.

Copyright and Image Permissions

Copyright in all images and products included in The Litus Gallery remain with me, the artist, DD McInnes of the Litus Gallery. Exclusive rights relating to Commissioned works can be negotiated via Easy convo. Please contact The Litus gallery via Easy convo if you would like to discuss exclusive copyright when commissioning an original work.

Please do not re-use The Litus Gallery images without permission.

Wholesale availability

On occasions, The Litus Gallery can supply Paper Goods (not original paintings) on a Wholesale basis. Please contact via Easy Convo to discuss requirements.

Shipping Insurance

Royal Mail First Class Recorded Delivery, "International Tracked and Insured" insure the item for any loss or damage. If the item arrives damaged please let me know immediately in writing.

Loss or damage

The Litus Gallery cannot be held responsible for items lost or damaged by the postal service. However, The Litus Gallery always ensures that the shipping services used include a compensation option up to the market value of the item. In the event of loss or damage please contact me in writing. If damaged, you are required to send full photographic evidence of the damage along with the original packaging. By law, the market value of goods must be recorded accurately on all customs documentation attached to packages.

Undelivered Items/Delays

Delays due to, for example, customs inspections are not included in shipping estimates and are beyond the control of The Litus Gallery. Expedited shipping options are also available. Convo me for options.

Items may be held at your local post office for pick-up for a variety of reasons. Please note most post offices will hold these packages for a set timeframe (usually around 21 days). If the package is not picked up within that timeframe or if delivery is refused, the item will be automatically returned to The Litus Gallery. Should this happen, I am happy to reship the item to you for an additional postage fee or refund the purchase less the cost of the original shipping once the item/s is received back.

UK Shipping

UK orders will be sent via Royal Mail First Class, First Class Recorded or Special Delivery as per the shipping quoted for each listing. 
First Class requires no signature, but First Class Recorded and Special Delivery require a signature upon delivery. Estimated delivery time in the UK: 1-3 Days, next day guaranteed Special Delivery.



International Shipping

The Litus Gallery ships from England, UK.


All items are sent by either Royal Mail "International Standard Airmail" (or "International Tracked Insured and Signed for". The "signed-For" service is a fast, secure and tracked service, ensuring: Priority handling
- Item is tracked all the way to the destination (you will be supplied with a tracking number) 
- and Insures the item for loss or damage. 
- the Item will be electronically scanned by the postal operative to confirm it has arrived.

EU Consumer Rights

• you have the right to withdraw from your online purchase up to14 days from receipt of your order
• This “cooling off” period expires 14 days after the day you received your goods
• You can choose to withdraw from your order for any reason within this timeframe
• To exercise your right of withdrawal, you must unequivocally inform The Litus Gallery in writing of your decision to withdraw from the purchase
• The Litus Gallery will refund you within 14 days from receipt of your withdrawal notification, but can delay refunding you if The Litus Gallery has not received the goods back or evidence that you have sent them back. This refund will include any shipping charges you paid when you made your purchase