Christine Mercer-Vernon

York, Pennsylvania · 50 Sales


Christine Mercer-Vernon

York, Pennsylvania 50 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Note from shop owner I have moved my paintings to my own personal shop, Please visit my new shop at:

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 7, 2018

I have moved my paintings to my own personal shop, Please visit my new shop at:

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narrative painter.

I work solely in oil, graphite, and charcoal/chalk.

My still life compositions are a journey into the human psyche; narrative explorations, thematic expressions and poetic manifestations, essentially, visual stories.

While I primarily use bones and skulls to depict my narratives, my obsession is not of death, but of life, inspiration, motivation, and the desire to explore the depths of self-understanding.

Painting bones and skulls for study is no exception—If, as a human race we are connected to animals, and bones themselves contain stories, then there is an obvious poetic symmetry that I cannot help but explore visually.

The skull studies that I paint give reason to pause and consider that these animals once lived, and these beautiful structures are all that remain—all that is left to tell their stories.

Christine Mercer-Vernon (b. Bryn Mawr/PA, 1970) is an emerging artist, living and working in south central Pennsylvania.

She began her career as a textbook illustrator, creating artwork for elementary, high school, college and medical textbooks. Her early paintings focused on highly detailed watercolor florals.

Christine is a self-taught artist working in the realist tradition who has studied with several gifted artists and instructors, such as Jon DeMartin, Carlo Russo and Lisa Gloria.

Her love of science and nature influences her work heavily, and she continues to develop and refine her artistic voice.

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    narrative painter. using skulls, bones and natural objects.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 2, 2018
Thank you for shopping my personal store. Below are my shop policies, should you have further questions, please feel free to convo me anytime.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
If a painting arrives damaged, or fails to arrive, please notify me immediately so that I may resolve the situation.

Original artwork cannot be replaced, but if at all reparable I will do so free of charge. Buyer pays return shipping.

•• If the damage is beyond repair, a refund will be issued.

All sales are final, but if you are not satisfied with a painting, please return it to me WITHIN 14 DAYS OF RECEIPT and I will issue you a refund...sorry but Shipping charges are NOT refunded.

Return shipping is at the expense of the buyer.
I accept Paypal, Etsy Giftcards and Direct Checkout.

Items will not shop until payment is received.
Artworks ship upon receipt of payment, within 1-3 days of order.

•• I ship all artworks via UPS and USPS Priority Mail to anywhere in the US.

•• I WILL ship inernationally, please convo me with your location/address for a shipping quote. Outside the US, please allow extra time for delivery, from one to four weeks, depending on how far from the United States you are located.

•• If you live Local to York, PA and wish to meet in person to pick up your painting, please indicate so at time of order and I will refund your shipping charges and contact you to arrange.

I insure all shipments over $50, and acquire tracking numbers whenever possible.

NEED FASTER SHIPPING: please contact me for a quote.
Additional policies and FAQs

Are all of your paintings originals?
Yes. They are my own creations and compositions, either original drawings or painted from life or photos that I have personally taken.

Do you accept commissions?
No. Currently my schedule does not allow time for commissions.

I DO NOT recreate paintings that I have already sold.

Occasionally, I may offer prints of originals for sale.