peculiar portraits and other curiosities

Portland, Oregon · 33 Sales


peculiar portraits and other curiosities

Portland, Oregon 33 Sales On Etsy since 2010

0 out of 5 stars

jaclynevalds is taking a short break

jaclyn evalds

Contact shop owner

jaclyn evalds


No reviews in the last year
Alexa Kay

Alexa Kay on Apr 8, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

A really beautiful painting, it's on the wall already :)

Anonymous on Dec 14, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this little painting. Such great detail in the "halo"and the mix of colors that create the crow's feathers. Beautifully executed. Terrific on this wood block that doesn't even need a frame. I'm captivated and would buy from this artist again.

Anonymous on Dec 11, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Love the print!

View all 26 reviews


peculiar portraits and other curiosities

in 2002, i graduated from penn state university with a ba in art and media studies. my favorite mediums were hand-dyed and embroidered textiles and watercolors. settling in the philadelphia suburbs, i spent my post collegiate life in various office jobs. unhappily, my art became neglected for almost eight years.

fast forward to portland, oregon, where i moved in 2010. my love of creating art resurfaced in the form of peculiar portraits of women rendered in acrylic paint, usually on small canvases or wood. these women were inspired by early american folk portraiture, and were typically surrounded by birds or flowers. eventually my interests in biology and natural history broadened, and my portraits became infused with images of anatomical hearts, detailed insects, and moody landscapes.

in the summer of 2012, i received a box of old family photographs, some dating back to the late 1800s. the recurring theme of family connections and ancestors pervaded my thoughts and my paintings. together with fantastical qualities like ghostly forms or strangely growing flora, these concepts inspired and influenced my work.

as my imagination grew, so did the size of my work surfaces. although i still enjoy working small, i revel in larger canvases to contain all of my ideas.

currently, i continue to explore my interest in folk art portraits, familial connections, and the natural curiosities that surround our everyday lives.

Around the web

Shop members

  • jaclyn evalds

    Owner, Painter

    portraits and other curiosities.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011
thank you so much for stopping by root and flower!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
please make payment at the time of purchase. payment not received within three days of placing the order will be cancelled.
orders will ship within three business days from the date of purchase and payment. i'll be sure to contact you when your order ships!
Refunds and Exchanges
if for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me so i can make it right!