vibrant watercolors

Brooklyn, New York · 93 Sales


vibrant watercolors

Brooklyn, New York 93 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Art is to be lived with & shared. Much of my work is about tapping into the nostalgia of childhood that we can't describe with language. Trying to understand why we are attracted to the things we are drawn to and desire.


Last updated on Nov 27, 2016

Art is to be lived with & shared. Much of my work is about tapping into the nostalgia of childhood that we can't describe with language. Trying to understand why we are attracted to the things we are drawn to and desire.

Abbie Zuidema

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Abbie Zuidema

Itay's Wine Regions-Vibrant Archival Print
Valentine Sweetheart Watercolor Collage
BROOKLYN-Watercolor Map-Archival Print
Rockaway Beach Map
Everyone needs a little HP
England Map-Stoke Newington-Archival Print
Greenpoint, Brooklyn-Archival Print
True Lovers Sailors Knot-archival print
Figure 8 Stopper Nautical Knot-archival print
Sheepshank Sailors Knot-archival print
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5 out of 5 stars
Sarah Lanzit

Sarah Lanzit on Feb 19, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

The artwork is beautiful, and the seller was great, but the way it was shipped seems kind of bizarre. The listing is for a 5.5"x7.5" print, and yet it's a picture of that print on an 81/2"x11 piece of can see where the edges of the print should be, and where I apparently need to cut it myself. I honestly don't understand why the seller wouldn't have cut it. If it's going to be sent this way, it would be easier (and cheaper for the buyer) to sell it as a digital download. Not to mention, it's a bit disingenuous given the fact that the third photo in the listing shows the print cut to the correct size.


rivka2012 on Jan 7, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous archival print of Abbie's original watercolor. I love it!

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Abbie J. Zuidema ~ "Making art is about discovery."

My primary medium is watercolor, pens, and pencil. My subject matter is varied: food, knickers, silverware, Mehndi, and maps. Maps give me the opportunity to explore places and research history; to think about a place I’ve never been before.

A little about my map making process. I choose a location & research online and in books for inspiration. Then I sketch in my moleskin soft cover with a 2B pencil. Those ideas get transferred to tracing paper. Maps are a bit like a puzzle, you have to find all the right pieces & fit them together in just the right way. Once that’s all settled, I get out my light box & trace onto my Fabriano watercolor paper with a Faber Castell India ink pen. From there color is tested. Then watercolor paints are mixed & applied to the map. Voila! A map is born.

The most rewarding aspect of what I do is my connection & collaboration with other people. It feeds and inspires me. My paintings are meant to be enjoyed, to be life enhancing. Art should be accessible to everyone, to be lived with and shared.


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  • Abbie J. Zuidema

    Owner, Maker, Vibrant Watercolors

    Watercolor painter in Brooklyn living the dream-painting by day & waitressing by night.

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Last updated on July 10, 2012
Hello, hello~
Thank you for looking at my paintings. These watercolors are dedicated to the act of play. Remembering to make something for the sake of making it.

All prints are made from an original painting or drawing which is electronically scanned and digitally printed with inks onto cotton rag fine art paper.

All original watercolor paintings are on Fabriano Paper.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

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I accept PayPal & credit card payment only.
I ship once a week. BUT! If I am able, I try to ship within 1-2 days of order.

If you would like expedited service, please contact me prior to payment for a quote.

All orders are mailed with a tracking number to ensure delivery.

All original art & prints will be carefully wrapped in vellum and shipped in a rigid cardboard mailers.

Please make sure your Paypal address is the correct shipping address.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not offer cash refunds. I offer replacement prints for those lost in the mail or damaged upon arrival.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love commissions!
Please let me know if you have a place that is near and dear to you. Collaborations are wonderfully gratifying. Please check my website for more of my paintings: I am happy to make prints of work.