Original paintings and prints by Rachel Parris

Norfolk, Virginia · 142 Sales


Original paintings and prints by Rachel Parris

Norfolk, Virginia 142 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner Parris illustration is temporarily closed for maternity leave! Please check back soon!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 19, 2016

Parris illustration is temporarily closed for maternity leave! Please check back soon!

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Josh Zingher

Josh Zingher on Apr 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful. I have it hanging in my office right now. Was packed and shipped professionally.

Kathryn Zingher

Kathryn Zingher on Mar 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this print. It goes with my modern southwestern decor, and is so sweet and beautiful. Shipped to New Mexico super quickly. Great buy.


sublimiguel on Mar 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My girlfriend and I adore this print, the quality is excellent, it looks great on our bedroom wall. Five stars!

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Pretty packages tied up with string! Getting fine art cards ready for the Spring Arts and Crafts Show. Fred Heutte Center Norfolk, VA. April 26-27th.

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Parris Illustration is a one woman art studio located in the Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk, Virginia. I, Rachel Parris, am the creator, designer, painter, photographer, printer and packager/shipper of all items. I love being an artist. It is my dream job to wake up, grab my coffee and settle into my home studio to be immersed in paint brushes, watercolor, music, cats, imagination and creation for the day. I couldn't ask for a richer life.

This shop offers artwork inspired by a love of nature, animals, fairy tales and, of course, my personal experiences. I enjoy creating environments and narratives using watercolor as a medium. In my work I love creating both detailed intricate patterns and organic amorphous loveliness. Watercolor is the perfect versatile tool for that!

My work is influenced by so many things. It is overwhelming to try to pinpoint them. Historically speaking, I love the aesthetics of the Arts and Crafts Movement. I can- and have- spent hours looking through a catalog of William Morris wallpaper while envisioning how it would set the theme for my imaginary guest room. I'm fascinated by antique biological illustrations and pressed botanical specimens. I have a fondness for old fairy tale illustrations and anything make believe. I adore the patterns and textiles found in different eras and different cultures on fabrics, clothing, rugs, ect. (This might involve more hours of looking at a William Morris catalog). I enjoy vintage photographs and postcards, botanical gardens and old houses. I walk through my neighborhood of Ghent in Norfolk, Va and gawk at the beautiful old homes. (That is my cardio.) My dream is to own an big Victorian house where I can make my William Morris guest room a reality. Bonus if it has a turret. I guess the theme here is that I like a lot of old stuff.

This mess of inspiration somehow channels through my brain and comes out in my art. I'm not sure how it works...for me it's a magical and rewarding process. Thanks so much for stopping by my store and reading my rambling story. I hope you found something endearing or inspiring.



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Shop members

  • Rachel Parris

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Rachel is the brains and brawn behind Parris Illustration. She studied art and art education at the University of Iowa and has been drawing and painting since elementary school.

  • Frankie


  • Elva

    Ninja Kitty

Shop policies

Last updated on January 4, 2016
Welcome to my shop, Parris Illustration, a boutique of original art and prints. I create images inspired by a love of nature, fairy tales and of course my own personal experiences. Thanks for taking the time to explore my little haven. I hope you find something you love.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
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  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept Paypal, credit cards and etsy gift cards
I ship items first class usps within 5 business days of payment except for holidays. Prints and paintings are carefully packaged in a protective plastic sleeve with backing for added support. These are placed in a rigid mailer to ensure they arrive in tip top shape.

For international customers: some countries charge import duties, VAT, handling fees, or other taxes for merchandise which are all the responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
Because of the fragile nature of prints and paintings I am unable to offer refunds and exchanges. If there has been damage during shipping please contact me and we will work out a replacement. I only want happy customers.