carolynnikolai

Bespoke portraits, original art + fine paper goods

Ottawa, Canada 113 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (49)

carolynnikolai

Bespoke portraits, original art + fine paper goods

Ottawa, Canada | 113 Sales

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Carolyn Nikolai

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Carolyn Nikolai

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A hot and sunny summer mean enjoying the season...and keeping cool in the a/c. What better way to embrace the sunshine, then to paint a lovely Cocker Spaniel with equally golden locks?
Hello kitty! There’s a new sweetheart on my easel...more kitty cat cuteness to come! cat2
I recently had the pleasure of painting this sweet nugget. Love sending my portraits all over the world!
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About

Do what you love, love what you do.

Professionally trained, Carolyn Nikolai studied her craft at the renowned Sheridan College, in Oakville, Ontario and later honed her skills as a freelance artist.

Her passion for horses has long since been a driving force behind her art. During the summer of 2014, she converted her already established Etsy shop into a home for her portraits. In a way, going full circle – back to the love of drawing animals she had as a child.

From classic portraits and traditional full body equine paintings that appeal to the modern equestrian, to memorial portraits of your beloved cat or dog, each piece is hand painted with exquisite detail. Working exclusively with acrylic paint on gallery style canvas, Carolyn captures each animal’s essence with realistic precision.

Adding a line of fine paper goods to the shop, animal lovers can now also shop from a selection of prints, bookmarks, greeting cards and original drawings.

An avid equestrian, Carolyn currently resides in Ottawa and competes on the hunter/jumper A-Circuit.

Shop members

  • Carolyn Nikolai

    Owner, Artist

    Hello! I'm Carolyn...I paint and hand make all items from my home studio.

Local

Find carolynnikolai at the following upcoming market!

  • Crown & Pumpkin Tour
    Dairy Distillery
    ALMONTE, ON

    Oct 12–14

    A Thanksgiving Feast of fine art, fine craft and fine food in the Clayton and Almonte areas.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 28, 2019

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All custom portrait paintings are non-refundable.
Payment
Payment via credit card, Etsy gift cards, Etsy Direct Checkout and PayPal are all acceptable methods.
Shipping
How long will it take to receive my order?
Paper goods and original artwork are shipped out within 1 business day. Custom portrait paintings are shipped between 1-4 weeks (depending on the size selected) after a photograph is selected. All items are packaged with great care to ensure they arrive in perfect condition. Please inquire about turn around time for portraits needed for Christmas prior to ordering.

– Bookmarks –
Each bookmark is placed inside a clear sleeve before being packaged for shipping. Backing board is also added to each envelope for extra protection. Delivery time from date of shipping is 2-4 business days within Canada and 4-6 business days within the United States. International orders should arrive within 4-7 business days.

– Cards –
Individual cards are placed inside a clear card jacket and backing board is added to each envelope for protection. Box sets are wrapped for extra protection. For orders of individual cards, delivery time from date of shipping is 2-4 business days within Canada, 4-6 business days within the United States, and 4-7 business days for International orders. For box set orders, normal delivery time from date of shipping is approximately 6-9 business days in North America. Please inquire for international orders as shipping times vary.

– Drawings – 
Each drawing is shipped with backing board for added protection. Delivery time from date of shipping is 2-4 business days within Canada and 4-6 business days within the United States. International orders should arrive within 4-7 business days.

– Paintings –
All acrylic paintings are carefully wrapped and then packaged in a custom, corrugated cardboard box. Normal delivery time from date of shipping is approximately 6-9 business days in North America. Please inquire for international orders as shipping times vary.

– Prints –
Prints are placed with backing board inside a clear sleeve. Delivery time from date of shipping is 2-4 business days within Canada and 4-6 business days within the United States. International orders should arrive within 4-7 business days.

Where does my order ship from?
All orders ship from Canada. All North American orders ship via Canada Post. Each order include shipping charges, packaging materials and insurance. All customs fees, duty or brokerage incurred during shipping is the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Is Priority Shipping available?
Priority and expedited shipping is available upon request. Please enquire prior to ordering.
Additional policies and FAQs
How are custom portrait paintings created?
Each portrait is created working from a high quality, digital photo. A consultation on which reference photo would make an ideal portrait is provided. Adequate resolution, light conditions, shadows and composition are discussed. Once the portrait is complete, photos of the portrait are emailed before the painting is shipped.

Are larger custom portrait sizes available?
Yes, larger custom portrait sizes are available. Please enquire for options and pricing.

Do you accept wholesale orders?
Yes, wholesale orders are welcome! Please enquire for more information.

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