Personalized Name Art, Baby Birth Canvases, Nursery Art

Athens, Greece · 13 Sales


Personalized Name Art, Baby Birth Canvases, Nursery Art

Athens, Greece 13 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Anonymous on Apr 8, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I loved this oh-so-original idea for a newborn!! Wonderful custom made painting for our little friend. Very detailed painting, great canvas quality, beautiful coulors! Great communication skills, fast shipping, excellent packaging for a little piece of art to travel safely across Europe!! Highly recommended seller

Anonymous on Dec 21, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing work! Alex is so talented and clearly knows her stuff! She has exceeded my expectations in what she delivered and I couldn't have been happier! Prompt communication also a big plus! Highly recommend this seller!

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Last updated on April 9, 2013
Thank you for visiting! My name is Alex (short for Alexandra) and I am the artist behind Alex's Canvas. Painting is my greatest passion and I am delighted to share it with you! This is what I can do for you (but please don't hesitate to convo me if you'd like something which you don't see mentioned here):

*Paintings for nurseries & kids' rooms (including the name of the child)
*Birth certificate canvases (incorporating important details of a baby's birth: name, parents' names, date, time, weight, height, location... even some imagery that is special to the parent or baby. Smaller canvases contain less info for practical and aesthetical reasons)
*Marriage certificate paintings (including names, date, time, location, special words/symbols)
*"Guest book" canvases (paintings where a space is left blank on purpose, so that guest at a wedding/christening/baptism/baby shower can write their wishes on. This way the wishes of your guests are never lost or misplaced, and they actually become a part of the painting- not just being jotted around the margin)
*Paintings for grown ups (including a name or message)

~Credentials ~
I have BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the UK, while I have also been classicaly trained in the drawing and painting of portraits, nudes and landscapes, with charcoal, oil paints, acrylics and various other media. Recently, though, after a request from a friend to paint a picture for her daughter, I fell in love with the unique aspect of personalized paintings... Paintings which incorporate the name of the recipient and/or some other personal detail of theirs. I find it absolutely intriguing, exciting and rewarding, at the same time, to create a work of art which is made with one particular person -or family- in mind, especially and entirely for them.

~Details of my artwork~
I use top quality acrylic paint, as my medium of choice, on different sizes of mounted canvas. Most of them are square ( I love square pictures!!) or rectangular, but I have recently been able to source some pretty cool triangular canvases too!! Apart from these and the rectangles, all the rest are "deep edge". All of my canvases are painted on the sides as well, meaning that there is no need for framing. They can be hang on the wall as they are (and indeed they are meant to be hang as such). Occasionally I may also paint on canvas board ~ it will always be stated on the item description, so please make sure you read it carefully.

My prices depend on the size and shape of the canvas (some shapes are harder to source than others), as well as the amount of work required in order to make the painting. For this reason, you may find that the price of some of my paintings is higher than others, even though they are the same size, or even that a slightly smaller canvas may be a bit pricier than a larger one. This is because some types of my artwork (such as the more elaborate paintings or Custom Made paintings, which are based on the customer's chosen concept & requirements) take more time for me to create than Made to Order paintings which are based on my own themes and ideas. So, although I make all of my paintings with love and care, I have to charge a little bit more for those which consume more time.

~How to place an order~
All my paintings are personalized, original made to order artwork. Some listings show photos of work I've done in the past. Please note that -should you choose to purchase these listings- you will not receive the exact same painting, but one similar to it, made from scratch just for you. This will always be stated on the listing description. Other listings will be indeed showing photos of the exact painting that you will receive. This will always be stated on the said listings. The personalization on these paintings will be added after your purchase. In both cases, depending on the listing you wish to purchase, I will require some information from you, pertaining to the painting in question (name, date etc that you wish I paint on the picture), so that I can begin painting. Please take into consideration that if I don't get the info from you, I will not be able to start working on your order.

~What happens after you placed an order and provided the necessary info~
I will start working on your painting directly! Please take into account that it takes me between 1 to 3 weeks to make a painting, depending on my work load and on how elaborate it is (I always aim to finish earlier than later, though). When the artwork is finished and dried, I will send it to you asap. If you require a painting at a particular deadline, please contact me before ordering and I will do my best to accommodate your needs. Do you have any questions? Just convo me! I aim to reply on the same day!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
PAYMENT METHOD: I accept Paypal- the most secure way to buy online. Please note that you do not need to actually have a Paypal account yourself, in order to make a purchase. You can choose to pay by credit card when prompted at the Paypal page.

Please note that it usually takes me 1-3 weeks to finish a piece and have it dried and ready for shipping. If you need your painting earlier than that, do not hesitate to let me know. I may be able to accommodate your wishes.

Please also note that, due to the personalization of the paintings, it is not possible to cancel an order after it has been placed.
I ship from Greece with REGISTERED MAIL, so that you can track your parcel. I make sure to pack every painting safely so that it arrives to you intact.

I will ship to the address you have provided Etsy with, so please make sure it is correct. I am sorry I cannot be responsible in case of a delivery going wrong because the customer has given a wrong address.

Shipping within Greece takes 2-5 working days. Shipping to EUROPE takes approximately 5-7 working days, whereas shipping to USA, CANADA and everywhere else in the world, can some times take around 2-3 weeks (on rare occasions, even longer).

Please note that any taxes or custom charges that could possibly occur are the customer's responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be delighted that you hold in your hands a painting created by me! If there is any issue with your painting, please contact me directly by using the blue "Contact" button on the left or by e-mail at: alexscanvas [!at] . I will do my best to make you happy.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that each artwork I make is original- NOT A PRINT. Therefore there can never be two paintings 100% alike. If you request a painting resembling a listing of a custom order, I will make you one that looks similar to the photo of the listing (same size, theme, colours, motif, composition- unless otherwise requested), but small differences are to be expected. These small details are what makes your painting unique.

If you love the painting I made for you, and would like to shout it through the roof, please do so! I would love to receive your positive feedback.

In the unlikely event that there is an issue with your order, however, please contact me before leaving feedback and I will do my best to make it right for you.


Alex's Canvas is trademarked and all my artwork is copyrighted. Copying my work and/or photos of my work in any way, shape or form is illegal and anyone trying to do so will automatically be served a lawsuit.

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