The Art & Stories of Vanessa Stephens

Los Angeles, California · 921 Sales


The Art & Stories of Vanessa Stephens

Los Angeles, California 921 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Peculiar Creatures, Magical Characters & Fantastical Stories

I started the Midnight Rabbit as a creative outlet for the characters and tales that had been accumulating in my sketchbook for years. I enjoy writing fantastical stories as much as I love reading them. A lot of my inspiration for my paintings comes from the stories I grew up reading from Roald Dahl , Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein & countless others.

Each painting seems to take on a life of its own as it will most often change from the original sketch as the story unravels in my head. A bunny will become a scientist, a giraffe a staraffe and so on. Painting for me is a lot like reading a book I've never read before, the general theme of the storyline is known but the ending is always a surprise.

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  • Vanessa "V" Stephens

    Owner, Creator

    Self-taught artist/illustrator/picture maker.When not painting or writing, usually found lost in a book or hunting down the ever elusive perfect slice of peach pie.

  • Roxy "Bear"


  • Gibson "Bunny"


Shop policies

Last updated on July 24, 2015
Welcome to my shop! The Midnight Apple was created as an outlet for all the peculiar creatures and characters I dream up.

Prints are printed borderless on thick matte premium paper using Epson archival inks.

Prints are hand cut and sized so sizes will vary slightly.

Each print is signed and dated and sent with kindness and appreciation.

Thank you for visiting!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If an item is not received within 3 weeks of purchase it is the buyer's responsibility to contact me. In the event of a lost or damaged print I will be more than happy to issue a refund or replacement.
I accept payment through Paypal & Etsy direct checkout.


California residents will be charged sales tax at 7.5%

Residents of Los Angeles County will be charged sales tax at 9% which
is the district rate.
Prints are printed to order and shipped within 3 business days via USPS First Class Mail in sturdy mailers and cello sleeves to ensure their protection.

Please Note:

I cannot be responsible for lost international packages as USPS First Class only provides tracking up until the package leaves the US.
Additional policies and FAQs
**All copyrights remain with the artist, and do not transfer with the sale of any item.

Convo or email me at midnightrabbitpost{at} if you have any questions.