Prints and Original Mixed Media Art

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Prints and Original Mixed Media Art

2 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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V. Denise


Announcement   Looking for unique art for your walls? Shop prints and originals of imagined portraits.


Looking for unique art for your walls? Shop prints and originals of imagined portraits.

V. Denise

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V. Denise


You can find me painting at 3 am.

I have a hyperactive mind. I read and teach for a living and at night all of those ideas that I love during the day keep me up. To quiet my mind I tried all sorts of things, meditation, sensory deprivation, electronics-free routines- nothing seemed to work. I was restless.

I started painting these portraits of women with long necks and expressive faces one of those restless nights. Suddenly, the cacophony in my head was quiet and through the focus it takes to make these paintings, I started getting some rest.

Sure, most people need 8 hours. I get about 4. But those 4 hours I don't sleep are well spent with my long necked women and their appraising eyes. I painted a dozen of them before I really thought about what I would do with so many paintings.

I love painting. I love the act of it. I love how it feels to focus on these imagined portraits of women who do not exist but who I'd love to know. They keep me calm and keep me company in the small hours of the night. I've discovered that they look awesome small and large, in frames or tacked to walls.

I look at them and know that tomorrow , even if I don't get all the sleep I want to, I can do whatever it is I have to do because that is what women do -- especially women like the ones I am compelled to paint in my little guest bedroom turned art studio at 3 am on any given morning.


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    Owner, Maker, Painting, Drawing, And Selling

    Insomniac with paint. Loves to read, teach, and make things.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2014
Thank you for visiting Art by VDJ. I hope that you see a painting or print that you like.All of the paintings in this shop are painted by me in my home studio. Prints are high quality Giclee prints of original paintings. Prints can be custom sized. Let me know if you'd like a custom print.

If you have any questions, please convo me.

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All items will ship within 3 business days of your payment clearing.

All items shipped within the United States ship USPS Priority or Express Mail with delivery confirmation.

Items are not insured for shipping. Please contact me if you would like to have your items insured. I cannot be responsible for lost items or items damaged during shipping. I pack each item in a pretty and protective, stiff package that should stand the test of mailing.

*If you need expedited shipping, please contact me to see if I can meet your deadline.

If you are outside the United States, please see the rate associated with your region in the item listing. International items are not insured.

This shop does not pay customs on items. It may be necessary for international buyers to pay customs on their items.
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In the unlikely event you have problems with or concerns about your purchase once you receive it, please contact me within in one week of delivery. While all sales are final, exchanges are possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
If I buy an original, will you sell prints of it? Each listing specifies if prints have been made of a painting. Works listed as Original One of a Kind (OOAK) will never be subject to duplication.