Nature-inspired original artwork

Springfield, Massachusetts
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Announcement    Welcome! All artwork is made by me and is original (not a reproduction) unless stated otherwise. My shop sections are organized by series. Let me know if you have any questions!


Last updated on Dec 6, 2021

Welcome! All artwork is made by me and is original (not a reproduction) unless stated otherwise. My shop sections are organized by series. Let me know if you have any questions!



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About cathydurso

Sales 706
On Etsy since 2008

Original art inspired by nature

I am an artist based in western Massachusetts. In my home studio I create work inspired by nature. I love to explore different media and my most recent interest is making my own art materials out of things found in nature. Among the various works in my shop, you will find watercolor paintings made with natural mineral pigments created from rocks that were ground up and mulled into paint, and drawings made using onion skin, hazelnut, acorn ink, and more. But I haven't been able to limit myself to the muted colors found in nature - I also love bright colors and you will find acrylic paintings, prints, and collages in my shop representing that love!

Aside from handmade, one of a kind original artwork, I also have some pdf tutorials for sale so you can learn how to make your own natural art materials, as well as bind books (my previous identity on Etsy was as a bookbinder and boxmaker - something I still love but don't sell anymore).

Besides making art, my other interests include walking, hiking, camping, natural history museums, travel and exploring new cities. I became a mother in 2020 and one of the things I most look forward to as my daughter grows is working on art projects with her :)

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Whether you’re looking for a large abstract work to complement your home, or an intimate portrait to commemorate a new addition to the family or a special occasion, I would be happy to work with you to create the perfect original work of art for you! If you’d like to commission a piece from me, please contact me.

Please note there are no refunds on custom or personalized orders.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I would be happy to include a handwritten gift note and ship directly to your gift recipient! Please let me know if your order contains a gift, and whether you would like complementary gift wrapping and a gift note, in the "notes to seller" upon checkout. Gift will be wrapped with brown kraft paper and tied with black and white twine.

Care instructions

Please keep artwork out of the sun, as sunlight may fade some materials over time. I recommend framing artwork under UV-protected glass.

Wholesale availability

A wholesale discount is available for shop owners, and a trade discount is available for designers. I also welcome consignment inquiries. If you are interested in carrying my work or partnering with me, please get in touch!