For the Love of Art...

Joplin, Missouri | 340 Sales


For the Love of Art...

Joplin, Missouri 340 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Tricia Courtney

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Last updated on Mar 23, 2019

Check out our new products featuring original art and photography..


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For the Love of Art....

In creating her artwork in oils, Tricia uses a palette knife and “an extreme amount of paint” for rich color and bold strokes to Her approach to other mediums yields equally intriguing results. She alternates between oils, recycled metal assemblage, vibrant acrylic drip paintings and wooden angels.

Many of her paintings are featured in other products in Lemon Oak such as the cutting boards and coasters.

Tricia has also created an entire world of fanciful, whimsical children’s characters – “The Land of the Buzzlewics” and the “Zoppyzeeps”. The result of these fun characters has been a book, puzzles, coloring books, trading cards and prints.

For the recycled angels: old rusty metal, bits of twisted wire, broken pottery, smashed forks and spoons and bottle caps, plus rusty bolts, nails, and nuts are just a few of the items Tricia calls "treasures." As she walks, bikes, explores, she finds objects that may look like discarded junk to most people, but to Tricia's artistic eye, each piece is a part of a puzzle making up a recycled masterpiece.

Tricia, past director of the Rose Gallery of Fine Arts in Joplin, earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Missouri State University in Springfield. She finds that the same abilities that sustained her through 27 years as a newspaper graphic artist for the Joplin Globe — working rapidly, thinking quickly, designing on a moment’s notice — continue to fuel her creative style. As she says, “Inspiration comes from everything that surrounds me, and those years gave me the edge to take chances, to be spontaneous.”.

Lemon Oak is also featuring Tricia's husband, Richard Courtney, who is an experienced children's illustrator. He is well known for his work with Thomas the Train books for children.

You'll also see some photography by Regan Rose in Lemon Oak. She has traveled the world and is a talented photographer.

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  • Tricia Courtney

    Owner, Artist

    Tricia works in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic and mixed media. She is also the creator of two children's character lines, the Buzzlewics and the Zoppyzeeps. Check out Tricia's website - http://www.triciacourtney.com/

Production partners

  • A print shop

    Detroit, MI

    Creates products that are made to order.

  • A Print Shop

    New York, NY

    Our partner prints our designs for us.

  • A Custom Design Print Shop

    United States

    This company prints custom designs.

  • A Jewelry Shop

    Hackettstown, NJ

    Jewelry is hand-made in the U.S.A.

  • A Print Shop

    United States

    Prints and ships our products.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 6, 2016
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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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Returns: If you are not satisfied, please notify us and we will work it out. We want you to be happy!
Payment Policy: We accept payment via Paypal, including credit/debit card payments. Payment is required immediately when purchasing. If payment is not received within 24 hours, we will contact you to be sure you understand payment policy. A Paypal invoice will be sent within 24-48 hours if still no payment is received. Transactions will be cancelled in 3 days if no contact is made by buyer and no payment received.
Orders are usually shipped to you by the next business day. We use either USPS or UPS. You may upgrade your shipment to expedited (overnight or 2-day shipping) by adding a note to your order or sending us an email. We will send you an invoice for the extra shipping cost. Overnight shipping is estimated at $39-69 in the U.S. depending on your address.
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Wholesale or licensing inquiries are welcome!