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Athens, Georgia · 181 Sales


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Athens, Georgia 181 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Last updated on Jul 24, 2016

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Kelsey on Apr 23, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I love this! This painting has such an amazingly delicate and beautiful look. Malissa was great to work with - I've had it favorited for awhile and am so excited to finally own it! Shipping was very fast as well.

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Leslie Wills on Apr 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

The preparation of the wrapping for the shipping of this of this piece of art was beautiful. The art work was stunning..

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Loving the process...

When I think about process, I think about journeying. Where will a project, a day, or an idea take you? How much does it matter that you know the answer before you begin?

On an intimate scale, watercolor for me is a little leap into the journey. I use it as my primary medium in painting because it is so versatile and sensitive to the hand, and gives me a constant opportunity to improvise.

I opened my online store with a similar spirit of leaping into the process. It’s proved to be an amazing way to connect with an extended, supportive creative community, and to share my work with all kinds of people from many parts of the world.

A brief bit about my path...
I earned my BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in the early 1990s. I’ve continued to paint since then, and have held a fairly wonderful variety of art and garden related day-jobs along the way. Over the past few years, I’ve been focused primarily on watercolor painting, and have slowly fallen in love with its method. I now live and paint in Athens, GA, alongside my wonderful artist & musician husband, and our completely beloved canines.

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 7, 2016
Welcome to my shop!
Each of my items is made with great care, using professional art materials of the highest quality.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payments are accepted by credit card and also through Paypal.
I ship via USPS Priority Mail within the US, and USPS Priority International for international orders.

Items will ship within 3 business days of receiving payment, and I will email you to let you know your order is on its way.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are ever unsatisfied with an item, please contact me within 14 days of receipt regarding a refund.
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Please note the purchase of my paintings does not transfer reproduction rights of my work. I retain all copyrights.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have - I enjoy hearing from you!