Original Gouache Paintings & Printed Goods by Leah Gay

Brisbane, Australia | 54 Sales


Original Gouache Paintings & Printed Goods by Leah Gay

Brisbane, Australia 54 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (13)

Announcement   Landscapes, Florals and the Female Form created by Australian Artist Leah Gay.


Last updated on Jan 10, 2019

Landscapes, Florals and the Female Form created by Australian Artist Leah Gay.

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Initial impressions don’t show the delicate detail in my newest paintings with the flowers embroidered onto the paper to create interesting shadows and textures #art #etsyartist #originalpainting
Beautiful native Australian flowers with surprising details of machine embroidery on the flowers. Head to the listing to learn more
Sometimes the simple strokes of black ink describe far more than a million colours ever could....available now for sale
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Passionate About Colour & Beauty In The World Around Us

Welcome to Created by Leah Gay.

This is my online shop to share my original paintings and drawings and the beautiful things I create with them.

What Will You Find In My Shop?
You'll find original artwork for your home, as well as gifts for friends and family that is based on my original paintings.

I create my paintings with gouache and watercolour paint, oil pastel and coloured pencil. All my artwork is created on paper. I use professional grade materials to ensure the original artwork I create will last a lifetime.

To see what I make check out my Etsy Shop:

If you'd like to see my work in progress, what inspires me and what happens behind the scenes follow me on Instagram:

What inspires my work?
Mainly lines in nature and beautiful light. I love colour and will switch from bold primary colours to softer colours found in the landscape depending upon my mood. You'll find artwork here inspired by the beautiful coastal region of Moreton Bay, Queensland, of the places I've travelled, and of the beautiful female form.

Love My Style And Want Something Custom Made?
I accept commissions to create unique artworks customised to your needs. Please send me a message to find out more.

When I'm Not Painting...
Creating is in my bones so when I'm not painting, I love cooking and attempting to channel my inner Nana and teach myself to knit, embroider and sew. I'm passionate about things being handmade and having soul, so I like things in my home to have character and a story.

When I'm not creating stuff I'm juggling the joys of being a mother to a toddler and helping my husband in our family business.

Shop members

  • Leah Gay

    Owner, Creator

    Australian Artist, painting with Gouache and Oil Pastel on Paper. Lover of lines, colour and mother nature. Obsessed with the stunning scenery at sunset on the waterfront near my home.

Production partners

  • Printer

    Charlotte, NC

    This printer creates my products to order and ships from a USA location for most products.

  • Australian Print Shop

    Melbourne, VIC

    This company prints my notebooks using artwork that is 100% designed and created by me.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 26, 2018
Welcome to Created By Leah Gay.

I am an Australian Artist who has a love of colour, lines and the medium of gouache.

Gouache is water based which allows me to create beautiful washes and also bold opaque blocks of colour with a creamy finish. As a consequence my artwork is generally bold in colour and shapes even whilst the subject matter changes.

I paint on paper and often mix in oil pastel or coloured pencil to the work. I use the best quality materials I can, painting with Australian Manufactured Art Spectrum Gouache and using 100% Cotton Watercolour Paper with a minimum of 300GSM unless otherwise stated.

I have an endless fascination with lines, the curves they create, the tension caused by two lines getting to close to each other but not quite touching...and most of my work explores this interest in one way or another even in the different subjects that I paint.

If my style of artwork interests you, but you don't see a painting that speaks to you, please don't hesitate to contact me about creating an original piece for you. I welcome commissions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I want you to love your purchase! If any item arrives damaged or does not meet your expectation please do contact me and I am sure we can work something out.

The cost of shipping cannot be refunded in the case of changing your mind. To receive a refund for this item it must be returned within 30 days and be in original condition. The cost of shipping is at the buyers expense.
Full payment is required at the time of purchase and no product will be shipped without payment being recieved. Any additional charges required (ie due to changes in delivery method or insurance) will require full payment before the item/s are shipped to you. Please contact me for any additional charges if you wish make changes or add to your order.

Should you for any reason you change your mind about your purchase then this must be done prior to the item being shipped. You will be refunded in full within 7 - 10 days (subject to bank processing times). Once the product has been shipped then the refunds and exhanges policy will apply.

Please be aware that you may be subject to taxes and duties locally in your country. These charges (if any) will not be included in the price charged by createdbyleahgay. Any local taxes (Australian GST) will be collected and paid by the shop, createdbyleahgay, and is included in the pricing charged.
Your purchase will generally be shipped within 1 - 3 days from full payment being received.

Unless otherwise stated all listings are for an UNFRAMED ORIGINAL piece of art by Australian Artist, Leah Gay.

Deliveries within Australia:

- I will contact you within 48 hours of your purchase to confirm contact information for the courier company including an email address and telephone number. The item cannot be sent without this information as it is required to ensure the item is delivered safely. A street address needs to be provided as they cannot deliver to a post office box.

- All items shipped to an Australian address will be packed flat, between two sheets of cardboard. They are wrapped to ensure the artwork is protected as much as possible and sealed in plastic to prevent water damage.
- Items generally will be delivered within 5-7 working days. If you require something urgently please let me know as you can order an additional urgent shipping for a cost.

Deliveries Internationally:
- All small artwork will be shipped flat as explained above.
- Large Paintings are shipped in a tube for cost effectiveness and protection of the work.
- Unrolling the work and placing some heavy items on the corners for a few days will flatten the work back out for framing.

All products will be shipped Internationally through Australia Post as airmail and will be subject to the timing of mail services around the world.
For international deliveries please allow for 3-4 weeks.

Whilst none of the products being sold are volitile or dangerous, please note that they are subject to your local customs and importing laws. Createdbyleahgay cannot be held responsible for any delays in delivery due to these procedures. I am not liable for any additional taxes imposed on your purchase by local customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Whilst I will endeavor to do everything we can to deliver you a beautiful product as quickly as possible, I cannot take responsibility for any behaviour or outcomes resulting from external third parties involved in the transactions.

Any decisions made by this store regarding refunds, complaints, product delivery methods and timing will be fair and reasonable, but also non-negotiable and final.

If you require any additional information or clarification regarding these policies please do not hesitate to contact me.
I value your privacy and do my utmost to protect your information.
1. Collection of Information
I will only use the information provided to me to fulfil your order. In some cases this may require me requesting contact email addresses and phone numbers to complete shipping.
This may include:
- name
- home delivery address for signing of item when delivered
- contact email address and telephone number
- payment information
- details you may provide me regarding the item you purchase
2. Sharing of Your Information
Your information will only be shared, where necessary, with third parties for the following reasons:
- completing the transaction - where a third party is involved in the production of the item
- completing payment of the transaction - this is handled by Etsy
- complying with legal and statutory regulations as enforced with Australian Law
- organising shipping of your purchase
I use Australia Post and Sendle for these transactions, both of whom have their own strict privacy policies.
3. Storage and Deletion of Information
Your information is stored for transaction purposes with Furthermore your information may be stored on a secure hard drive belonging to createdbyleahgay. This information is protected by a firewall and will not be voluntarily transmitted, sold or shared with anyone without your express consent.
Your information will be deleted from my accounts after 7 years from being provided. It is held for this long to comply with Etsy Seller policies, my legal and regulatory responsibilities any disputes or disagreements that may arise.

If you would like me to delete the information provided to me please don't hesitate to contact me.
If you do want to be included in any mailing lists or future special offers then please advise me in writing so that I can add you to my mailing list.

If you have any questions about my privacy policy please don't hesitate to contact me.

More information

Last updated on May 17, 2018
Frequently asked questions
What is Gouache?

Gouache is a water based paint that can be used to create wash effects but can also be applied in varied thicknesses to create an opaque Matt colour. It was traditionally used by designers before digital design was introduced.

How do I frame my purchase?

My paintings are created on standard sized papers which fit most pre-fabricated factory frames.
To ensure the longevity of your purchase and to preserve the artwork I would recommend you having it professionally framed.

Do you do custom artwork?

Yes. I am happy to accept commissions for private pieces. Please ensure you allow time for an artwork to be completed as it will be designed specifically for you.