Announcement   I am a painter and printmaker in Watsonville, California. My work explores the boundaries between reason and myth. Reason and myth both help us to understand the world, one by describing facts, the other by telling stories. The place where they meet is sometimes fraught with tension, sometimes filled with magic.

Visit my website to see more of my work:
http://www.mswest.com

Like me on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/melissawest.art

All art and images are copyright Melissa West.

Announcement

I am a painter and printmaker in Watsonville, California. My work explores the boundaries between reason and myth. Reason and myth both help us to understand the world, one by describing facts, the other by telling stories. The place where they meet is sometimes fraught with tension, sometimes filled with magic.

Visit my website to see more of my work:
http://www.mswest.com

Like me on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/melissawest.art

All art and images are copyright Melissa West.

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About

I love prints!

Making prints is like doing the best puzzle in the world. You think of an image, think of it in black and white, reverse it, carve it, then see it in reverse again when you print it. It is an infinite joy to figure a print out, and then to make it happen. I hope some of my joy is conveyed in my final pieces.

Shop members

  • Melissa adjusting the press

    Owner, Artist

    In 2006, after walking the Camino de Santiago, I felt the need to make a series of black & white images. I said, "Why not prints?" I immediately carved 20 blocks, and was hooked. I have not stopped since.

Production partners

  • 4by6.com

    San Francisco, CA

    I have used 4by6 to print my postcards for almost a decade. Their work is impeccable. I am pleased to be able to offer my artwork on their cards.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 4, 2011
Welcome to my Etsy shop! On it, I will offer prints, paintings, and drawings. All work is original.
Please note that while you may purchase one of my artworks, I will retain all copyright and reproduction rights to it.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I hope you'll be satisfied --nay, ecstatic-- with your purchase. If for any reason you're not, please let me know as soon as possible so we can fix the situation.
Payment
I accept Paypal as payment on Etsy. If you would like to buy one of my higher-priced items but can't afford to do it all at once, please contact me and I'd be glad to set up a payment plan.
Shipping
I use the US Postal Service for shipping. If you'd prefer another method, please contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
I don't usually do custom work, but might if it's an interesting project. Please contact me!