TAMARA PHILLIPS :: the art of coloured water

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Tamara Phillips


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About DeepColouredWater

Sales 6,318
On Etsy since 2012

The art of coloured water

I have a profound love and respect for the natural world, and I strive to honour the earth as I journey through life. I opened this shop as a way to share my artwork with others, as I think it's important to celebrate nature.

I paint in watercolours using tiny paintbrushes, and I often work outside in natural spaces. I create my own high quality prints in studio, and print, dry, cut, and package each one individually by hand myself.

I spend a considerable amount of time being in nature and experiencing her beauty and worth. I am an environmentalist at heart and I take great effort in minimizing my footprint on the earth.

Making prints myself means that I have the ability to minimize energy, as well as material use and waste. My cardboard backing, envelopes and business cards are earth friendly and made from 100% recycled post consumer and post industrial biodegradable paper waste. My info and packing sheets are printed on EarthChoice paper which is Rainforest Alliance certified, Ecologo certified for reduced environmental impact, and FSC certified for global forest management standards. My printers and scanners are energy efficient and Energy Star certified.

I have a BSc in Biology and I research my materials and their effects on the planet and people, before purchasing and using them. I also create and paint with my own pigments that I extract naturally from earth.

It is important for me to create a product that is beautiful, archival, and that benefits the environment. I am so happy to be on this path!

Thank you for taking the time to visit. I am honoured to share my work with you, and I am inspired to know that I am not alone in my journey of loving the earth.

x Tamara

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  • Tamara Phillips

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist, Printer

    I am completely inspired by the natural world. Beauty is everywhere. I am a translator of life, and I am compelled to narrate it.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 31, 2020
Welcome! This shop sells prints of my artwork.

My name is Tamara Phillips and I am completely inspired by the natural world. I paint animals and wild things because I love them. I provide affordable prints as a way of sharing my art with you.

Many of my originals are for sale as well. Please see my website and contact me with inquiries:

My website is here:

You can follow me on Facebook by liking my page:

Be brilliant, share, explore, and enjoy the process of life!

Thanks for stopping by!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Giving you the best product I can is important to me. I would like my customers to be happy with their artwork - please CONTACT ME if you have any questions BEFORE making your purchase.

If you are unsatisfied with your order once you receive it, please let me know before leaving feedback so that I have the opportunity to remedy the situation.

If you change your mind on a particular print you had decided on, I am happy to exchange it.

The print should be returned (sent back) in the original condition and packaging within 7 days of receipt. Please contact me prior to returning. The customer is responsible for all shipping costs.

Please understand that there is no refund or exchange on custom work, therefore I encourage you to communicate all your ideas and expectations before I begin a custom piece for you.

The buyer is responsible for any and all customs and duty fees.
Prints are PACKAGED in a sealed clear sleeve with a sturdy cardboard backing. I include a write up about the artist (me) and the art, as well as the order form.

I am an environmentalist and strive deeply to minimize my ecological impact through processes and packaging. Please read my "about" section to learn more:

I love sending gifts! If your order is a GIFT for someone, please let me know if I should leave the invoice out. Also, I am happy to include a special note or card with your gift shipment and look forward to creating this little addition with you. Please let me know your ideas.

I SHIP prints nationally and internationally. Tracking is not always included on the prints, but can be arranged if you would like (additional shipping costs might apply).

EXPECTED DELIVERY TIMES - I ship from Canada! Shipping times can vary depending on the country it's going to.

The following is a guideline to help give you an idea of typical transit times:

Canada: 2-10 Business Days
USA: 4-15 Business Days
All other countries: 4 Business Days - 2 Months

IMPORTANT: Please note, these are expected delivery times, and are not guaranteed. Shipping internationally can take a considerable amount of time. The majority of my shipments reach their destination within 1-2 weeks, however, I have had shipments take 6 weeks to arrive. There are a variety of factors that might contribute to delay. I am in Canada and if you are in another country the order might be temporarily held up in customs. Also, delivery times are dependent upon destination (your proximity to an urban centre, border crossings, etc).

IF DELIVERY TIMES ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU: Please let me know before placing your order. I am happy to ship your order expedite/express/priority, etc. Please contact me about available options to upgrade. Generally, there will be an additional shipping cost.


Please DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ADDRESS BEFORE SUBMITTING your order. If you have supplied me with an old address or the wrong address on your Etsy order and the artwork is returned to me, please understand that I will need to re-bill you a second shipping charge to re-ship. If an error has occurred on my behalf, I will cover the costs to re-ship.
Additional policies and FAQs

Please visit my website: for more information on commissions.

I look forward to sharing my art with you!

Thanks for stopping by!