Painted River Rocks and Pebble Art

Portland, Oregon

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Note from shop owner My Etsy store will be closed until Tuesday the 21st of September.
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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 21, 2021

My Etsy store will be closed until Tuesday the 21st of September.
Thank you.

Sys Qvist Johnston

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Sys Qvist Johnston


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About qvistdesign

Sales 479
On Etsy since 2009

From Rocks to Riches

People always ask me : how did you ever come up with the idea of creating chickens made of rocks?

Well, once upon a time as I was walking along a river bed searching for rocks for my "Petrified Pets" I discovered a rock that was shaped like a chicken. Well, at least I thought so. I have always thought that chickens are very humorous and have a great variety of expressions.

The year was 1995 and I was living in Montana with my husband. I brought the rock home to my studio and the " Rock Hens" were born.

I've been selling my Artwork for 25 years through Arts and Crafts shows, Galleries and Gifts Shops throughout the United States.

I love every aspect of creating my Artwork. From searching and discovering the perfect rock to bringing it to life with humor, paint and clay.

I'm always looking for rocks with character such as color, texture and shape. Each rock literally tells me what it wants to become.

My husband and I have since moved to Portland, Oregon where I continue creating and selling my work.

I hope you enjoy browsing in my store.

Shop members

  • Sys Qvist Johnston

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Hand Painted And Sculpted River Rocks

  • Sophie


Shop policies

Last updated on June 8, 2020
Thank you for visiting my shop.

All my artwork is hand made and no two pieces are alike.

Each unique piece is protected with a varnish, signed by me, COPYRIGHTED, and dated.

My artwork is many times purchased as gifts and I'll be happy to personalize an item on the back at no extra cost to the buyer. Just let me know what you would like me to write. Please limit writing to 16 letters.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me.

If you wish to have a refund for the item, it must be returned in the same condition that it was sent in within 7 business days.

The buyer is responsible for the return shipping charges.
I accept Paypal and Credit Cards.

I ship packages at least twice a week but most often sooner. I will however ship same day if you need it quickly. Let me know.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have special requests please contact me.