animal pastel portrait paintings•prints•illustrations

New Hyde Park, New York

Announcement    Hello...welcome to my new Etsy shop! I hand paint with pastels - animal portraits from photographs. Prints of my original works are also be available. Contact me for commissions & Illustrations projects!


Last updated on Apr 12, 2017

Hello...welcome to my new Etsy shop! I hand paint with pastels - animal portraits from photographs. Prints of my original works are also be available. Contact me for commissions & Illustrations projects!


barbara •artist

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barbara •artist

About coralmoonstudios

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On Etsy since 2015

About Me

I am a painter, illustrator & freelance graphic artist. I have always loved to draw…as time went on I took drawing & painting classes. I always admired the work of Beatrix Potter & Mary Cassett, & discovered pastels while taking a workshop at the Pastel Society of America. I love to paint animals & have done many commissioned paintings, pet portraits & illustrations & have won awards. Whether drawing with my pastels & pencils or working on my computer & tablet - with the newest painting programs or apps…I love to draw!

Shop members

  • barbara gulotta


    “I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.” ― Beatrix Potter

Production partners

  • Redbubble

    Melbourne, VIC

    Redbubble prints my original artwork on merchandise, such as t-shirts, mugs, etc.

  • Zazzle

    Redwood City, CA

    Zazzle creates my products because of their great reputation. When I received my first printed product, I was impressed with the colors & how it was delivered.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 7, 2017
Welcome to my Etsy Shop!
My paintings are created by hand on high-quality fine art archival paper or board & with pastels, panpastels, pencils or graphite— that will last a lifetime. If a painting of a pet is commissioned, I will need a good photograph or two for reference & a deposit of 50%.
Please convo me for any other details that need to be worked out.

Prints of my original paintings are of the highest quality papers & ink. They will be numbered, signed & dated with year (with a limited run). (Unless otherwise stated)

I am also an Illustrator & Graphic Designer-Contact me for a Project! I charge by the hour ($32.50) & difficulty of the project. Most work is done within a reasonable amt of time (upon approval). I work with all of the latest computer applications & the finest art supplies!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If a refund is requested, you must notify me within 3 days of receipt of your purchase. All pieces MUST accompany your return, including all packaging and instructions. You are responsible for any shipping costs associated with returning your package back to me.
Any questions, problems, or concerns with your order, please contact me immediately and I will work to remedy it!
No Refunds for digital files.
All payments must be received at the time of purchase. If your payment does not go through immediately, your item will not be shipped until your payment clears. I require a 50% deposit on all commissions.
FOR PRINTS—I ship once every 2 weeks via USPS on Monday. You will receive notice by email once your order has shipped (and if delivery might be a bit earlier then stated) If your order does not arrive in a reasonable amount of time (depending on your location), please email me and I'll find out what going on & take care of the problem!

ALL PRINTS 11x14 & up will be shipped in a tube. Anything smaller will be shipped flat.

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS— can take 3 - 4 weeks to finish & ship (depending on time & placement of order. All work shipped with the utmost care. Because these are Pastel, they will be shipped encased in a plastic sleeve surrounded by cardboard with a Neutral Matted Board- FLAT.

All items will be carefully packaged so that your purchase reaches you in perfect condition.

Original Paintings Shipping Prices are APPROXIMATE because of final weight of artwork. I will advise you of the final price.
Additional policies and FAQs
Pastel Paintings will last a lifetime, but need special care. They need to be placed under glass asap. When cleaning the glass, spray the cloth with the cleaner then wipe the glass. (other wise the cleaner can seep under & discolor the painting)
Keep out of Direct Sunlight