Original Oil Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings

Montreal, Canada

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Last updated on Jun 28, 2020 | | @m.holmes.watercolor


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Marc Taro Holmes

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About MHolmesFineArt

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On Etsy since 2011

Hello from the art studio!

I've been an artist all my life. I went to art school and ended up working as a commercial artist for 20 years - mostly designing video games. During that time everything I did was digital art – but I also wanted to paint in traditional media. So, I spent as much time as possible travelling and painting on location. Most of that work was in watercolor, as it's the best media for travel-sketching.

But! As of 2018 I finally achieved my goal of having a dedicated painting studio where I can create work in oils.

Oil paint is so different from drawing and watercolor painting. It’s thick, rich and so subtle in the color it offers the artist. It’s been a deep dive for me – almost two years of painting nearly every day.

I’ve decided to offer the very best of my smaller works – everything here (at the time of writing) is 10x10”. I love this size. The paintings are little gems. They’re like little windows into another world - and – these are affordable paintings that we can ship to you at no extra charge!

I love living with these paintings. Every day they bring joy to my home. I hope you find one we can share with you.

~Marc Taro Holmes

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    Marc Taro Holmes lives and works in Montreal, Quebec, and is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (2019) and the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor (2016).

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome and thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy my paintings and drawings. ~marc

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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Please note, every screen is calibrated differently for color and contrast. As well, lighting and photography can change the impression of an original work. I try my best that you find your purchased work as expected, but if you have any concerns don't hesitate to contact me.

As well, my oil paintings have a richly textured surface and it is not unusual for tiny flakes of pigment to fall during shipping. This is not unexpected and will not damage the image. In the unlikely event, despite these precautions, your artwork arrives damaged, please contact me immediately.

Any refunds or exchanges will be dealt with courteously and as promptly as possible.
Please note that you do NOT need a PayPal account to pay via credit card. Simply select the "PayPal" button at checkout and follow the instructions.

We also accept e-Check through PayPal, however, I can only ship after your e-check has cleared - this can take 3 to 8 days. Registering your bank account with PayPal will greatly reduce the waiting time.

Payment must be made within 24 hours of purchase or the sale will be cancelled. If something goes unexpectedly wrong with your payment, please contact me to ensure your order gets to you as expected.
I ship to your ETSY ADDRESS. Please make sure it is the correct address. If a package is returned to me because of an incorrect address, I will have to charge for a second shipping.

Artwork is shipped via Canada Post / USPS by Expedited Package. I provide proper customs documentation to reduce shipping time to a minimum, however it is not unusual for packages to take between 7 and 12 days to arrive in the US.

If you need overnight or rush delivery, contact me about special arrangements.

There is no tracking number on packages unless you have arranged for a courier delivery.

I normally ship within 48 hours from receipt of your funds, unless this falls on a weekend. Canada Post doesn`t operate on weekends, so packages from Friday will go out Monday.

If there are any unexpected problems, I will contact you immediately.

Note to Customers outside of Canada:

I prepare proper paperwork to ensure you will not pay duty, as per import/export agreements with Canada and your country. Any additional customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's customs agents, and may be due to an error on their part. This has not happened to me, but I has been reported by others in rare events. Should this occur, so you will have to be responsible for those charges at time of acceptance, (that's the law) and you will have to pursue your customs agency for rebates using the 'Certificate of Origin" we have shipped with the Print as proof of your duty-free purchase. For any additional information refer to your local customs agency.

Thanks very much! ~marc
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***All images used on this site are the property of Marc Taro Holmes. Using them in any manner, without contacting us for advance permission, is a violation of international copyright law. Sorry! I have to say that.