California, United States · 149 Sales


California, United States 149 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   US and Canada holiday deadlines for custom paintings:
Order by Nov 1st for guaranteed painting delivered by Dec 24th.
Order by Dec 1st for guaranteed photo of your completed painting by Dec 24th.

Last updated on Oct 12, 2016

US and Canada holiday deadlines for custom paintings:
Order by Nov 1st for guaranteed painting delivered by Dec 24th.
Order by Dec 1st for guaranteed photo of your completed painting by Dec 24th.


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jardin - an Original Oil Painting by artocrat
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Jana Abels

Jana Abels on Oct 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This shop was absolutely wonderful. The painting I requested came out perfectly and was delivered on schedule. I would definitely come to them for more custom work in the future.

Samantha Vilendrer

Samantha Vilendrer on Oct 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This painting is absolutely gorgeous! Artocrat took a special photo and turned it into a stunning masterpiece! I took this photo on my honeymoon and when I look at the painting, I feel like I'm on the beach in the Virgin Islands, watching the sunset with my husband all over again! Thank you so much for this amazing keepsake. My husband and I will treasure this beautiful piece of artwork forever! We can't wait to show it off to our friends and family! I would highly recommend Autocrat to anyone!

Lauren DiVenanzo

Lauren DiVenanzo on Oct 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My parents loved this gift for their anniversary and the painting came out beautifully! Really appreciated the communication with the artist and team to help get every detail perfect and shipped effectively. Thank you!

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New original paintings from artocrat! Message us if you'd like your own and check out our Instagram to see the full collection (!
Just finished this original painting, Restore by artocrat, to start off our newest modern art collection! Message is off you'd like some modern art for your home!
One of my favorite pieces we did this year for Abby for Christmas.
The perfect gift for her boyfriend - a landscape impressionist painting of the farm he grew up on!
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Creating custom, commissioned art for you!

Hi there!

At, we are a team of art enthusiasts, painters, curators, collectors, and shameless promoters of the joy of owning your own art collection. Our team includes Jay, Erika, and Jacqueline, plus other artists who are interested in our mission. We're happy to serve you and to bring custom art into your life! started as a simple idea: how can we make it easy to commission real, original, handmade paintings?

After years of commissioning our own art and talking to mystified friends ("how did you get this awesome painting?!?"), we wanted to tear down the barriers to commissioning art. Art is such a joy to own; commissioning your own art should be easy and fun too!

After doing some research, we found that the biggest barriers to buying custom art are:
(1) it's hard to find an artist who will paint what you want
(2) people don't feel like they know enough about art styles to order a custom painting
(3) the art buying process is a mystery and can be stressful

We decided to create to address these three issues. We value spending time teaching our customers about various art styles and consulting on which style would best suit their painting vision. We are transparent with our pricing and provide clear, easy-to-read quotes, and we are willing to paint whatever our customers would like for their custom paintings.


At, we aim to revive the age-old tradition of custom art by making the process of commissioning one-of-a-kind custom artwork accessible and personal.

We are a social enterprise, which means we are donate part of our revenues to make the world safer, better, and more sustainable. We donate to non-profit organizations focused on access challenges across the world - thanks to your business!

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Shop members
  • Erika Gemzer


    I've been painting and collecting art for 15 years, and now I'd like to share the joy of art collecting and curating with others. :)

  • Jay Parekh


    Novice woodworker, art collector, and mechanical dive watch enthusiast.

  • Jacqueline Melesi

    Customer Service, Marketer

    Crafty mama who likes looking at paintings and dreaming about the beach.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 15, 2016
Your home or office should be an expression of you - your style, tastes, and experiences. Let us help you tell your story by paitning your photograph into a unique, professionally painted piece of art!

Become the curator of your own custom art collection! We offer paintings in oil, watercolor, or acrylic, and can accommodate most custom sizes or styles - as big or as small as you wish. Together we can revive the tradition of commissioning custom artwork!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Paypal is the preferred method of payment, but we also accept credit cards and Etsy gift cards.
Each piece of art is inspected and packaged for safe travel so that your piece arrives to you in perfect condition. We insure all shipments at no cost to you, so if any damage happens to the painting, we will replace it.

Paintings larger than 24x36 may need to be shipped rolled - this does not harm the painting. Additional shipping charges may apply, if you prefer that your larger painting be shipped stretched and ready to hang.
Refunds and Exchanges
We do not provide refunds for completed custom paintings due to the highly custom nature of the work. We allow up to two revisions of the painting if you aren't satisfied, and additional revisions may be granted at our discretion.

For highly custom paintings, we often work with digital artists to create digital mocks that you can review and approve before we start your painting. If your order is canceled before the painting is started, we will refund your payment in its entirety - however, we may need to withhold up to $150 of your refund to ensure that we can pay the digital artists.

We insure all shipments at no cost to you, so if any damage happens to the painting, we will replace it.

There may be some color variation due to computer monitors. We make a special effort to ensure that paintings match the original colors unless you specify otherwise.

Please message us with questions!
Additional policies and FAQs
For any painting created by, we retain the artistic rights to the painting and can share it as part of our portfolio. Note that if you send us artwork for reproduction, you must own the rights to reproduce that artwork.