The Dapper Menagerie

Columbus, Ohio · 9 Sales


The Dapper Menagerie

Columbus, Ohio 9 Sales On Etsy since 2008

0 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Curious about commissions? Shoot me a message and we can talk about custom work.


Last updated on Apr 12, 2016

Curious about commissions? Shoot me a message and we can talk about custom work.

Ashley Alexander

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Ashley Alexander


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Torch and Arrow

Torch and Arrow on May 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable, beautifully done, beautifully printed, safely sent and greatly, greatly enjoyed! Such delightful talent!! <3

Anonymous on Mar 11, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! Pretty!! :)

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Whimsical Pet Portraits of all sorts.

It started with a flamingo in a bustle dress, as a bit of a joke for a friend, turned into something a whole lot more interesting. Pet portraits for family members became a chance to try something new and fun. I wanted to pull my love of whimsical madness into it, and somehow ended up with a whole zoo of creatures and I'd no idea where it came from. It brings me back to the roots of what I love doing, children's book illustration and character design.

I work in watercolor, ink and digital media, developing a style inspired by my favorite children's books and my own personal aesthetic. I also do human portraiture to some extent and that and many other things can be seen at the links below!

Shop members

  • Ashley Alexander


    Graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design, illustrator, artist and purveyor of whimsy.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 1, 2015
Greetings all and welcome to a land strange but fair. All creatures can be found here, both large and small.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment must be made before an item is shipped unless otherwise stated.

If an item has been ordered and not paid for and stays that way for over a week, I will convo to ask you what's going on. Please feel free to communicate any problems.

I am willing to hold items for short periods of time.
I ship small, light and non fragile items internationally. Heavy/fragile items I do not. If you're curious as to whether an item ships internationally if it is not listed as doing so, ask me.

I will try to ship your item with three days of your purchase. Barring unforeseen circumstances, I will communicate if there is an issue of any sort.

Your item will ship to you in as padded and safe a way as I can make it. Paintings will come in a plastic sleeve and depending size a flat box or padded envelope. Jewelry ships in plastic bag in padded envelope unless a gift box is requested. In which case item will ship in a gift box in a box padded to keep it from rattling.

Heavy items ship padded in box.

Overnight/two day shipping available at extra cost, convo me to ask about it before your purchase and I'll fix it for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an item does not arrive/is damaged please let me know ASAP. I will either replace the item or refund the purchase price.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am available for commissions. 8x8 portraits typically start at $60 and range upwards based on size, complexity, etc. For more information please convo me.