Jared Konopitski on Mar 2, 2017
I gave this to my wife just because, and she loves it!! Perfect little gift to say I love you! Also, the post office lost the first package, but the seller was so awesome they sent me a second one no charge!! Thank you thank you thank you!
LA Parkes on Jan 30, 2016
The recipient really enjoyed this gift. The seller was helpful in creating a custom order. Edit: I recently saw this gift in person after visiting my friend (the seller had kindly shipped it directly to her and included a beautiful hand-crafted card). I can see why my friend was so impressed! The detail is exquisite; what a lovely tiny piece of art!
skogj904 on Nov 27, 2015
Looks fantastic in person. Lots of detail and technique in a small piece. Thanks for the fast, smooth transaction.
I love to make things!
I use pen and ink and watercolour paint to create colourful, detailed paintings. My original pieces explore line, texture, and negative space. I take inspiration from nature; flowers and plants are my favourite subjects. I am continually experimenting with different techniques, sometimes incorporating silhouette and cutout elements into my paintings. I use a Rapidograph refillable ink pen and Windsor and Newton paints to create my works. The cutout elements are done with a scalpel-style blade or with tiny paper cutting scissors. I mount cut-out paintings with small pieces of mat board behind the designs to create shadows and enhance the three-dimensional effect.
Over the last five years, I have begun to create paper sculptures of flowers and foliage. These are a departure for me in terms of medium but thematically very much in keeping with the rest of my work. These replica flowers are made of paper, wire, tape, and paint and range in size from tiny to many times life size. I usually make mock-ups in plain copy paper to create patterns which I then transfer to coloured or painted paper.
I have been interested in art since childhood, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University (2003) where I studied drawing, painting, and art history. I have taught art classes to children for many years and love to see how creativity expresses itself in young people. My own two children are a great source of inspiration and encouragement as well. I work with flowers all summer at my “day job” at my mom's flower farm; this provides me with an endless source of subject matter.
I participate in several art shows throughout the year. I am a part of the Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour on the Thanksgiving weekend in Almonte. My work can also be seen at the Riverguild in Perth and at General Fine Craft in Almonte. I live and work in Almonte. You can find my work online at www.etsy.com/lvohamilton and www.daydreamflowers.ca.
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I make all of my paintings and flowers myself in my home studio in Almonte, Ontario, Canada.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All items ship from my home town of Almonte, Ontario, which is near Ottawa (in Canada). Shipping within Canada takes about 3 to 5 days. International shipping usually will not take longer than 2 weeks. Please let m know if you need the item quickly! For larger items, I will provide you with a tracking code once I have put your item in the mail. If your item costs significantly less (over $1.00) to ship than my shipping charge, I will refund the difference.
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Additional policies and FAQs
My paper flowers are made with acid free cardstocks and papers. They will not fade quickly but please keep them out of direct sunlight to keep the colours bright.
In most cases, I have cropped photographs of my paintings as they would appear once matted. If you would like to see an image of a painting uncropped, please contact me. I am happy to accommodate special requests for matting, shipping, packing, etc. within reason. If you would like to purchase one of my paintings framed and matted, contact me to discuss!
Custom orders and commissions are welcomed.