ArtFromDenise

Original Paintings & Fine Art Prints + Home Decor

Texas, United States · 957 Sales

ArtFromDenise

Original Paintings & Fine Art Prints + Home Decor

Texas, United States 957 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(195)

Announcement   For the love of art and the art of decorating... High quality WALL ART and DECOR from Denise Cunniff. Specializing in original abstract paintings, seascapes, sunsets, birch tree landscapes, and more, My favorite colors to work with are turquoise, teal, aqua, and jewel tones. Giclee′ prints are offered in a variety of shapes & sizes including oversized, panoramic, and multi-panel canvas print sets.
To view home decor items featuring ArtFromDenise (i.e. pillows, shower curtains, etc.), please visit www.etsy.com/shop/ArtFromDeniseDecor

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Last updated on Jun 14, 2016

For the love of art and the art of decorating... High quality WALL ART and DECOR from Denise Cunniff. Specializing in original abstract paintings, seascapes, sunsets, birch tree landscapes, and more, My favorite colors to work with are turquoise, teal, aqua, and jewel tones. Giclee′ prints are offered in a variety of shapes & sizes including oversized, panoramic, and multi-panel canvas print sets.
To view home decor items featuring ArtFromDenise (i.e. pillows, shower curtains, etc.), please visit www.etsy.com/shop/ArtFromDeniseDecor

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5 out of 5 stars
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Sue Schendt

Sue Schendt on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is an absolutely stunning set. I could not be happier. The owner of the shop gives outstanding customer service and simply could not be nicer. I highly recommend this shop and her products. I will definitely purchase from her again. I wish I could afford all of her things -- they are all so beautiful. She is an extremely talented artist!!

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About

Art is my life.

For me, painting isn’t a hobby. I started selling my artwork when I was a teenager and knew then that art and design would define my life and career. It really was a no-brainer. Creating art for others makes them happy! Having someone love what I poured my heart and soul into makes me happy. It’s definitely a win win and back around again!

In addition to painting in a variety of mediums, I’ve dabbled in (or dove into) interior design, jewelry design, stained glass, sculpting, pottery, tilework, leatherwork, and quite a few other things that I really INjoy.

After my kids flew the coop (20+ years ago) I took the leap of faith, quit my last 8-5 “job”, and turned my passions into a full-time creative business. Services included Trompe L’oeil & decorative murals, faux finishes, hand-painted furniture, interior decorating & design, landscape design, landscape paintings, horse portraits, ranch portraits, children’s art, and lots more. My little green van traveled all over Texas packed full of tools, ladders and art supplies. When I wasn’t on the road, I was in the studio creating. But traveling and ladders and scaffolding and going in so many different directions wore me out, so I took a step back and realized what I really wanted to do was just design, draw and paint – in the comfort of my own home and newly remodeled studio. Wearing my pajamas if I wanted to. Not fixing my hair every day. Makeup, no thanks. I love my life!

This Etsy shop was launched in September 2013. All ArtFromDenise listings are based on a series of original paintings started in January, 2013. Currently – aqua, teal, turquoise, tiffany blue and green are my favorite colors to work with, but jewel tones have always dominated my original artwork. They make me happy!

► HOW TO FIND STUFF
Whether you're looking for original paintings or fine art prints, the quickest way to view a variety of ArtFromDenise is by browsing the original paintings section. When you see something you like, click through. Each listing has a section titled "More Options" where you'll find the links to prints on matte fine art paper and/or canvas in a variety of sizes (canvas prints up to 72" wide). Some listings also have links to other home decor items with the same art image (i.e. shower curtains, wall tapestries, pillows, etc.) .

► IS IT ORIGINAL ART?
You betcha! Although I've been painting forever, all listings in this shop are based on original paintings that I've created since January, 2013. Custom paintings are also an option and I'll be glad to custom mix the colors used in your painting so it will coordinate with your decor. I use only high quality paints, canvas, and varnish. Guaranteed.

► ARE ArtFromDenise PRINTS LIMITED EDITIONS?
The giclee prints offered in this shop are open edition. However, in a sense you could consider them limited editions because I probably won't live long enough to sell more than 100 prints of any one art piece. Seriously. You won't see my work in Walmart or other box stores where you'll find the cheap China made mass produced stuff. So.... chances are you will never see it on anyone else's walls. Unless you buy it for them, of course. All ArtFromDenise prints are the highest of quality and made to order - in the USA. The prints are as close to the original artwork as any print can be, they are not mass produced, and they are definitely worth the price. Guaranteed.

►SAVINGS
I paint daily and my studio is absolutely overflowing with original paintings. So... it's time for a serious clearance sale on some of the older paintings. And when I have a sale I don't mess around. Some of the paintings are HALF OFF! You can find these by browsing the original paintings section.

If you like my style of painting but don’t see the exact image you’re looking for, just let me know what you have in mind. I’ll be glad to create a custom painting for you. Inspiration can come from one or more of the paintings in my shop, your travel photographs, other images you see online, or our combined imaginations. I’ve created all kinds of artwork in a variety of styles, so please don’t hesitate to ask for what you want. I can’t promise you the moon, but I can sure paint it for you.

Thanks for your interest in ArtFromDenise and HAVE FUN shopping!
-Denise Cunniff
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    They do what they say they are going to do, they always ship on time, and they deliver a great product! I have been working with them since 2014 and have never had a customer that was not happy with the quality of the their product. That says a lot.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 7, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
► FOR ALL ORDERS
☼ IF YOU LIVE IN THE U.S.., you can pay with a credit card through etsy’s direct checkout.
☼ If you're new to Etsy and need help with the checkout process, please follow this link: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
☼ Sorry about this fellow Texans, but an 8.25% sales tax must be added to your order when you check out.
☼ Discounts are available to certified designers. Please contact Denise with your professional accreditation and business info before placing your order.
☼ This shop no longer accepts PayPal payments for international orders. If you're an international customer and you pay with PayPal, the transaction will be cancelled, so please use direct checkout. All international sales are final.
Shipping
► FOR ALL ORDERS
☼ Shipping rates include costs for packaging materials, shipping rates, and insurance. Delivery confirmation with a signature required is standard for original paintings.
☼ NOTICE: LISTINGS DO NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING COSTS TO ALASKA, HAWAII, OR OUTLYING AREAS OF THE U.S. If you live in one of these areas, please contact me prior to purchasing. Please provide your address plus the print size you need and I will be glad to get the shipping rates for you. If you purchase without contacting me first, I'll have no choice but to cancel the order.
☼ Orders will be sent to the shipping address on your Etsy account unless you make other arrangements in advance.
☼ Please take the time to read the return policies below.

►TURNAROUND TIME
☼ SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S.:
Depending on where you live, shipping time usually takes between 2 and 5 business days and most artwork ships through Fedex or by Priority Mail. You'll receive an email with tracking info when your art has shipped. Be sure you check your email for this - you may even find it in your junk mail folder.
☼ INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS vary between 2 and 12 weeks (or longer).
☼ IF YOUR PURCHASE INCLUDES PERSONALIZED TEXT, please allow an additional 3 business days for Denise to complete the hand-painted lettering on canvas paintings or digital typography on prints. A proof of the final art image will be emailed to you for approval before the item is shipped.
☼ IF YOU'RE PURCHASING A CUSTOM PAINTING, please allow 2-5 weeks for the painting to be completed plus shipping time, although it may arrive sooner. This usually depends on humidity, since the paint needs to cure for at least seven days before it can be varnished, and the varnish needs to cure before the canvas can be packaged for shipment. A proof of the final art image will be emailed to you for approval before the painting is varnished and shipped. Please read the section "Additional Information" below.
☼ A SIGNATURE WILL BE REQUIRED on orders for original paintings so that your investment is protected and ArtFromDenise will have proof of delivery. You’ll receive a tracking number so it’s up to you to make arrangements for receiving the delivery. No refunds will be issued for returned items due to “failure to deliver”. However, if the package is returned to Denise, she will be glad to resend the order at the customer's expense.

► FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS
☼ ArtFromDenise reserves the right to cancel any order if proof of delivery or signature upon delivery isn't available for your country.
☼ Small prints or paintings can usually be sent through the mail. Larger ready to hang canvases must travel with other carriers and they can be expensive to ship. The costs totally depend on the size, weight, and destination. When requesting a quote for shipping costs, please include the following:
-Size of the artwork you're interested in
-Shipping address and zip code or postal code
-Email address
-Phone Number
You might want to consider other options that may be less expensive to ship. One option is a canvas print or custom painting rolled and mailed in a tube, in which case you'll need to have it stretched and mounted locally. Another option is to order a digital jpeg file of the art image and then you can have an art canvas printed, stretched and mounted at a local giclee print shop. Contact Denise for more info and please include the size, shipping address, etc. that's mentioned above.
☼ 
International customers are responsible for any and all customs fees, levies, VAT, etc. that are due upon delivery of their package. These costs are not included in shipping charges paid to ArtFromDenise. In most cases, you can avoid these charges by ordering a digital jpeg. Then you can have the art canvas printed, stretched and mounted at a local giclee print shop.
☼ International shipping can take 2 to 12 weeks and even longer. 
Once an item leaves the U.S., ArtFromDenise has absolutely no control over it and with the exception of shipments to Canada, it's almost impossible to track.
☼ For lost parcels, most countries require you to wait at least 45 days to file a claim. Italy requires a 60 day wait before filing. Other than providing you with the shipping information, ArtFromDenise will not able to help with the claim process.
☼ 
ArtFromDenise no longer accepts PayPal payments for international orders. Please use a debit or credit card through Etsy's direct checkout system.
☼ For international orders, all sales are final and no refunds or exchanges will be issued.
Refunds and Exchanges
►► PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ►►
As the reviews for this shop reflect, I love what I do and take pride in providing top notch customer service and high quality fine art. The following return and exchange policies are fair and they protect both of us.

►Customers must contact ArtFromDenise before returning artwork. ►
Every item is carefully inspected before shipment. Upon receipt of your order, please inspect the artwork. In the event that damage has occurred during shipment, please contact ArtFromDenise within 24 hours and attach photos that clearly show the damaged box AND the damaged artwork. We cannot file a damage claim if you wait and notify us more than 24 hours after delivery. As the recipient, the customer must hold on to all original packaging material as well as the box for a claim to be processed. If the original packaging isn't available, ArtFromDenise will not able to help with the claim process and the entire responsibility of handling the claim with the shipping carrier will be left up to the customer.

► AUTHORIZED RETURNS
IN-STOCK PAINTINGS can be returned for a refund or store credit (excluding all shipping charges). However, the return must be approved in advance, the painting must be shipped back to ArtFromDenise within two business days of receiving the art, the package must be insured, and the canvas(es) must be in the appropriate sized box packed with appropriate packing material. Upon receiving the return, all item(s) will be inspected by Denise and if the artwork isn't damaged in any way, a refund will be issued - minus the shipping costs.

Because all shipping costs are estimated before the painting is packaged, in some instances the actual cost to ship is more than what the customer was charged, so the actual cost of shipping will be deducted from any refund or credit. If requested, ArtFromDenise will provide the customer with a shipping manifest showing the actual cost that the carrier was paid to ship the painting to the customer. The customer is also responsible for all return shipping costs. In addition, a material and restocking fee of 15% may also be deducted from the total refund.

Specific instructions on how to package and return in-stock paintings are listed below under the section titled "HOW TO RETURN IN-STOCK PAINTINGS".

► NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES WILL BE ISSUED FOR CANVAS PRINTS or PRINTS ON FINE ART PAPER
ArtFromDenise prints are CUSTOM ORDERED ITEMS. Each print is made to order just for you - WITH THE IMAGE YOU CHOOSE AND IN THE SIZE THAT YOU SPECIFY. In other words, ArtFromDenise is not a giant box store with hundreds of mass produced prints in dozens of sizes (for each image) sitting on a shelf just waiting to be purchased, or stored in a warehouse. In this day and age, most independent artists that only sell online don't keep art prints in stock. The advancement of digital printing has given us the ability to match the needs of each customer on an individual level by using 'print on demand' services. This allows us to offer hundreds of images in a variety of sizes for customers to choose from, without having to invest major dollars in inventory or storage space. And as an independent artist that only sells her work through Etsy, it's the only way Denise is able to maintain a sustainable art print business.

It's also worth saying that most Etsy artists aren't trying to compete with places such as Walmart, Big Lots, or Hobby Lobby. Yes, you can get cheap art prints at these box stores and returns are usually easy, but these large corporations have deep enough pockets to absorb the cost of returns and a large enough inventory to sell to the masses at low prices. In case you didn't know, most of their art suppliers mass produce the prints in China or Mexico and that's definitely reflected in the low quality of the prints. You get what you pay for. Prints that are produced in sweat shops can also be found through dozens of retailers that sell cheap art. Price and convenience have become common factors for online shopping, but Denise believes high quality product, top notch service, and integrity is still much more important. Rest assured - ArtFromDenise has a five star rating for a reason and Denise doesn't sell low quality anything!

The canvas prints are 1.5" deep heavy duty gallery wrapped canvases and the Giclée print quality is some of the best in the industry. Each canvas is printed and hand-assembled one at a time by a reputable company in California. The same Giclée printing process is used for prints on fine art paper. Denise pays this print on demand service for your CUSTOM ORDER when the order is placed, they ship the print directly to the customer, and the quality is guaranteed.

When it comes to returns and refunds, some people assume that returned prints can easily be sold to someone else. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work that way. Shoppers have different wants and needs, and with an average of less than 20 customers a week it could be years before anyone else orders that same art image in the same size, if ever. Returns were allowed when Denise first started offering canvas prints but it only took a few months to realize that she would be out of business if that continued. Two years later, those same six returns are still being stored in Denise's guest bedroom, and they initially cost her over $1600 to have made. So, that's money out the window. These prints were returned because the colors didn't match the customers decor. Point is... ArtFromDenise is a one person business and simply can't afford to invest in a print inventory or absorb the cost of returned prints. Or the cost of storage space. So, please make sure the colors will work for your decor and that you're ordering the right size. This process can be VERY simple if you follow these recommendations:
☼ If you need to know if the artwork will blend with your colors, you can purchase the following color proof on canvas for $10 + postage: https://www.etsy.com/listing/197689175. (Please include the URL link to the art listing in “notes to seller” so that Denise will know which artwork you want the color proof of.) If the colors blend well with your decor, after you purchase the canvas print(s) you'll be credited $10 for the proof. Credits are not applicable for prints on fine art paper or original paintings. Note: This color proof also comes in handy if you need to shop for accessories that match.
☼ If you're not sure which size print is best for the space, you can tape together some paper to create a mock-up of the size you're considering, and then tape that paper onto the wall. This will give you a good idea of how that size will work. If needed, add more paper until you determine the best fit. If you don't see the exact size you need listed for the artwork, just send Denise a message. In most cases, a size can be created that's close enough to what you need.

If you have any doubts about ordering art prints online, please consider ordering a color proof and feel free to contact Denise with any questions. Reading some of the reviews can also help eliminate concerns: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/ArtFromDenise/reviews

► NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR CUSTOMIZED ARTWORK:
By submitting payment for a custom order, you are agreeing to pay for Denise's professional design services, the supplies necessary for your project, and studio time. Full payment must be made when your order is placed.

Returns and refunds will not be accepted for custom paintings or art that was personalized with text. Denise does her very best to create exactly what you want, and a proof of the final art image will be emailed to you for approval before the item is shipped.

Customized paintings reflect Denise's style of painting and are designed to suit you. Your input is where it all starts, so communication is key. Please be clear about what you want when you place the order and things will go very smoothly. If you're willing to mail color chips to Denise, she will be glad to custom mix the paint to match your decor. Colors on computer monitors vary, so emailing samples doesn't guarantee a match. You can get the color chips that are a close match from a local hardware or paint store. You'll receive proofs via email during the creation process and Denise will make any adjustments necessary. Your artwork doesn't get shipped until you've accepted the final proof. The goal at ArtFromDenise is always to make sure you're totally happy with your custom painting.

► NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ITEMS THAT ARE RETURNED DUE TO “failure to deliver”.
Customers are responsible for providing the correct shipping address and they receive a tracking number when the order is shipped, so it’s up to them to make arrangements for receiving the delivery. However, if the package is returned to ArtFromDenise, she will be glad to resend the order after the customer pays for the additional shipping costs.

► NO RETURNS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS.

► HOW TO RETURN IN-STOCK PAINTINGS
The return of an in-stock painting must be approved by Denise, the package must be insured, and the canvas(es) must be in the appropriate sized box packed with appropriate packing material. Please re-pack the artwork with care by following these simple steps:
-Working on a clean flat surface (i.e. kitchen table) wrap the canvas up in the same way as it was when you received it - using the same type of packing material (or as close as possible).
-Make sure the entire front, back, sides, tops, and corners of each canvas is securely wrapped so that there's an even layer of cushion between the entire canvas and all sides of the box. If there's more than one canvas, they each need to be individually wrapped. We all know how reckless the shipping companies can get. They stack, kick, scoot and drop every box dozens of times before it reaches it's destination. This is why the most common areas to get damaged on a canvas are the corners.
-Do not use any tape on the surface of the canvas.
-Be sure no rigid packing materials are included that might rest against the canvas and cause a permanent dent or scratch.
-If an extra layer of cardboard is used between the image side of the canvas and the box (which is always a good idea), the cardboard needs to be the same size as the canvas or just a bit larger. If it's smaller, that short edge will rub against and scratch the canvas.
-If you use bubble wrap, make sure the flat side is against the canvas. Otherwise, "bubble dents" could become a permanent part of the canvas.
-Please make sure the canvas is packed tight to prevent movement during transit.
-Place the canvas in the same box and tape the box securely.
-PLEASE remove or cover up the old label.
-As stated previously, the customer is responsible for all shipping charges, so it will be up to you which carrier you choose for the return shipping. If it's an original painting, please don't forget to insure it.
-For canvas prints or prints on fine art paper, please do not just 'return to sender'. The prints need to be returned to Denise and not the printing company. Shipping companies will encourage you to simply 'return to sender' based on the old shipping label. But this not only returns it to the printing company but also results in more costs that the carrier will add on for the 'return' service, in addition to the standard shipping rates. Yes, it's crazy. But it is what it is. And since customers are responsible for ALL costs involved with shipping, I don't want you to incur more costs than are necessary, so please take the time to create a new label addressed to:
Denise Cunniff
1118 Donna Kay Dr.
Kerrville, Tx 78028
Additional policies and FAQs
► ► PERSONALIZED ART ► ►
Many of the ArtFromDenise paintings and prints can be personalized with words, quotes, song lyrics, bible verses, dates, names, etc. If you want the text added, please be sure to provide the specifics when placing the order. Add the item to your shopping cart and in the "notes to seller" section please include the following:
☼ exact spelling AND punctuation of what you want added to the artwork.
☼ specific colors or fonts that you prefer for the text.
☼ any other requests or questions you might have.

Once the order is processed your work will be scheduled and Denise will email a digital proof to you when it's ready. Usually within a day or two. Revisions can be made at that time - before the text is hand-painted on canvas or before the order for a print is placed with the print-on-demand company.

► ► CUSTOM PAINTINGS ► ►
Thanks to years of working in the interior decorating and design industry, creating custom paintings to coordinate with interiors is one of Denise's specialties. And you get the satisfaction of saying “This was painted just for me!”

COLORS
A custom painting is the perfect opportunity to get exactly what you want AND complete your color scheme. In any room, there should be a happy harmony where the colors play off of each other and create a sense of balance. If you need to bring in more of any specific color(s), please let Denise know and she’ll keep that in mind when designing your painting.

If you're considering ordering one of the original paintings that Denise already offers, please keep in mind that colors on computer monitors vary, so what you see on your screen may be a bit different than the actual painting is. If you need an exact color match, the best option is a custom painting, and the best way to make sure it will match is for you to mail color chips to Denise (in a variety of shades, from light to dark). She can then custom mix the paint to match your decor. For instance, if you want the painting to match the colors in a pillow, you can take the pillow to your paint supply store (Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.) and find color chips that are a close match. She will also need a sample of your wall color, if possible. If you have leftover wall paint, you can simply paint this on a sheet of white paper. Try not to delay in mailing the color chips to Denise. The sooner she gets your samples, the sooner you get your painting.

SIZES
Denise has painted on tiny surfaces all the way up to huge murals on buildings - in a variety of styles and themes - so anything is possible. Just keep in mind that she can’t stock canvases in every conceivable size. However, a custom made canvas is always an option, but it will add to the the total price of the painting, as well as the turnaround time. A custom sized canvas usually takes about a week to have made.

If you're not sure which size canvas is best for the space, tape together some paper to create a mock-up of the size you're considering, and then tape the paper onto the wall. This will give you a good idea of how that size will work. If needed, add more paper until you determine the best fit. She may not have the exact size you need, but Denise usually keeps a good variety of standard canvas sizes in stock:
10”x10”, 12”x12”, 16”x20”, 12”x24”, 18”x24”, 24”x24”, 10”x30”, 20”x30”
24”x30", 30"x30", 12"x36", 18”x36”, 24”x36”, 36"x36", 30"x40", or 24”x48”.

If you need something for a SPECIAL place or a hard to decorate area, sometimes a standard size just won’t cut it! Other options include:
- A custom made canvas in any size you need.
- A diptych (with two canvas panels)
- A triptych (with three canvas panels)
- Other groupings where the same size canvases (or a variety of sizes) can be grouped together to have a greater impact.

QUALITY
All canvas used in ArtFromDenise is high quality 100% cotton (unless you request linen, which will add to the cost considerably). For stretched ready to hang canvas, staples are all on the back so there’s no need to frame it. Just hang it and love it! The canvas edges will be painted in black (or another color if you request it), or the sides can be painted to match the art on the front for an additional charge.

All paints used by Denise are archival quality professional grade acrylics and varnish. Professional grade watercolors, color pencils, or pastel chalks are also used in some paintings.

PRICES
Prices for custom paintings vary depending on size and subject. The minimum price for a custom painting is $200, even if it's only a 10x10". There's a great deal of time that goes into creating a custom painting, regardless of size.

THE PROCESS
If you're considering a custom painting, please contact Denise and provide her with details about what you have in mind (i.e. what size, preferred colors, style, image, etc.). Sharing images found online that are similar to what you have in mind may also help her to visualize what you want. And please include photos of the room where the artwork will hang.

Denise will also need your shipping address to get a quote on shipping costs. The larger the painting, the higher the shipping costs, so in some cases the best option may be an unstretched canvas. The finished painting would be rolled and shipped to you in a tube. After you receive the artwork, a professional framer can stretch and mount it locally. The canvas will include enough width and length to wrap around the back edges of the wood support frame.

If you decide to purchase a custom painting, Denise will create a custom listing for you on Etsy. You'll have 48 hours to submit full payment. After the order is processed she'll let you know when she plans to start your painting. All custom paintings are created in the order they’re received - one at a time - until that customer is happy with the results. It's what artists call "staying in the zone". In most cases it will only take about a week to complete the painting, but the entire process will take 3-4 weeks, plus shipping time. This all depends on humidity, since the paint needs to cure for at least seven days before it can be varnished, and the varnish needs to cure before the canvas can be packaged for shipment. Even though many artists don’t take these steps to allow paint & varnish to cure properly, Denise has been doing this for a long time and believes these steps are necessary to protect your investment. A proof of the finished painting will be emailed to you before it's varnished, and if needed, she'll be glad to make adjustments to the painting for you.

If you have any questions about the process, please don't hesitate to ask.