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rachelaustin

Original Paintings & Other Lovelies

Portland, Oregon · 3581 Sales

rachelaustin

Original Paintings & Other Lovelies

Portland, Oregon 3581 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Announcement   **Happy Holidays! I will be shipping for Christmas delivery up untill Dec 20. Free gift wrapping and note included if shipping order directly to gift recipient - just leave me a message at check out asking for gift wrap and what you would like note to read. Thank you! **

Welcome to my Etsy shop! I'm a full time painter living in Portland, Oregon. I love maps, cheerful colors, plants and circles. All the prints and cards are made from images of my paintings and printed, folded and packed here in my studio.

Email me with any questions or comments, I love to hear from you. Orders usually ship within a day or two or purchase. Paintings ship Priority Mail (1-3 days) and all others ship First Class for domestic purchases.

Interested in a custom map painting? They make great wedding, housewarming and new baby gifts. Copy the link here for more info:

http://rachelannaustin.com/Custom.html

And to see more, visit my website:
rachelannaustin.com

Commercial and wholesale inquiries welcome.

Best,
Rachel

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 7, 2016

**Happy Holidays! I will be shipping for Christmas delivery up untill Dec 20. Free gift wrapping and note included if shipping order directly to gift recipient - just leave me a message at check out asking for gift wrap and what you would like note to read. Thank you! **

Welcome to my Etsy shop! I'm a full time painter living in Portland, Oregon. I love maps, cheerful colors, plants and circles. All the prints and cards are made from images of my paintings and printed, folded and packed here in my studio.

Email me with any questions or comments, I love to hear from you. Orders usually ship within a day or two or purchase. Paintings ship Priority Mail (1-3 days) and all others ship First Class for domestic purchases.

Interested in a custom map painting? They make great wedding, housewarming and new baby gifts. Copy the link here for more info:

http://rachelannaustin.com/Custom.html

And to see more, visit my website:
rachelannaustin.com

Commercial and wholesale inquiries welcome.

Best,
Rachel

Rachel Austin

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Updates

Lots of new NW prints just posted! Washington, Oregon coast, Eugene.
This bigger 20x30 map painting just added to my shop!
Studio wall - loving these indigo paintings all together!
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About

Love what you do

People often ask if I went to art school and how I got started. It's actually a bit of a round about story about following what you really love to do.

In 2001, I graduated with a degree in Management and Finance. In college I took one drawing class as an elective and loved it but didn't really think about it much more than that. One day the head of the art department stopped me in the lunch room and told me that I really had a gift and that it was my responsibility to use it. I was surprised by the boldness of that statement, he wasn't even the professor in my drawing class. It stuck with me as I worked office jobs after graduation and I started painting after work.

After a few years, I started working part time at a local art supply store in Portland and was able to get my art eduction through learning about art materials and supplies. I still love helping people out with their art projects. There I started showing some of my paintings. My first group show, an employee group show in the store, I sold my first painting. I was so giddy and excited that someone, a stranger, liked my work that I wrapped up the wrong painting. The woman had to come back the next day and exchange the piece for the one she actually wanted.

Eventually I started making enough of a steady income that I decided to pursue art full time. Etsy was a huge help in making that leap. For the last seven years I've been doing what I love and growing my business. I work at home in a basement studio that is often visited by my daughter and puppy, Loretta. My husband, Jon, has always been encouraging me to follow my dreams and now works part time with me. Sometimes it is stressful and hard to own your own business and paint for a living, but I have and will never regret it. I love what I do.

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  • Rachel Austin

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Rachel Austin lives in Portland, Oregon and spends most of her day painting circles and things that fly.  Her work is inspired by crisp moments of beauty, maps and color. Rachel is a full time and self taught artist who shows work across the country.

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Last updated on April 4, 2012
All orders ship within a day or two or purchase for domestic orders. Paintings ship Priority Mail (1-3 days) or UPS Ground and all others ship First Class.

Email me with any questions - I want you to be happy with your purchase!

rachelaustinart [!at] gmail.com

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