ratafia

Ratafia Studios

California, United States · 449 Sales

ratafia

Ratafia Studios

California, United States 449 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(80)

Announcement   Thank you for visiting my Etsy site. I am Carol Ratafia and am thrilled you are looking at my paintings today. I have painted and shown my work for more than 40 years, and still love the whole job of it! At the start I traveled with the family, selling paintings: my husband and me -- and three kids, six dogs and one 20 lb cat. We have presented the work at the NY Art Expo, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York; the Arabian Horse Association’s US National Horse Show; the Equitana (in Germany and the US) and many other shows -- more than I can remember -- I don't think I have missed a Horse, Dog, or Art show in the entire United States of America.

My paintings have been used as cover illustrations, set decoration and other purposes that I would never imagine one would want to use a painted image (like veterinary medicine labels). One customer told me that one of my paintings had been sold on a cruise line -- an auction house was selling them there (checked into it and the auction house had bought it from a Gallery I sold the painting to)! My son likes to tell people he was in Poltergeist -- and he was, at least a painting of him as a child, being held by my husband.

My husband, a very vocal silent partner in this life enterprise has usually sold my paintings. But he says, “I am now tired and I would like to stay close to our Southern California home, that we have so highly mortgaged. I don't want to see another motel. I want to stay home and sell the pictures on the computer.”

This is a new adventure and I hope you will join us.

Announcement

Thank you for visiting my Etsy site. I am Carol Ratafia and am thrilled you are looking at my paintings today. I have painted and shown my work for more than 40 years, and still love the whole job of it! At the start I traveled with the family, selling paintings: my husband and me -- and three kids, six dogs and one 20 lb cat. We have presented the work at the NY Art Expo, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York; the Arabian Horse Association’s US National Horse Show; the Equitana (in Germany and the US) and many other shows -- more than I can remember -- I don't think I have missed a Horse, Dog, or Art show in the entire United States of America.

My paintings have been used as cover illustrations, set decoration and other purposes that I would never imagine one would want to use a painted image (like veterinary medicine labels). One customer told me that one of my paintings had been sold on a cruise line -- an auction house was selling them there (checked into it and the auction house had bought it from a Gallery I sold the painting to)! My son likes to tell people he was in Poltergeist -- and he was, at least a painting of him as a child, being held by my husband.

My husband, a very vocal silent partner in this life enterprise has usually sold my paintings. But he says, “I am now tired and I would like to stay close to our Southern California home, that we have so highly mortgaged. I don't want to see another motel. I want to stay home and sell the pictures on the computer.”

This is a new adventure and I hope you will join us.

Carol Ratafia

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Carol Ratafia

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(80)
owingfield

owingfield on Jun 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My wife and I absolutely love this beautiful portrait of our dog! Carol was great to work with - definitely recommend for anyone!

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Carol paints watercolor and Acrylic paintings of dogs horses cats, children and other animals. We print the paintings (3 sizes, sometimes 4), double mat them and offer them for sale.

Carol has been selling her paintings and prints for the last 40 years. Her paintings have been shown at Art Expo NY, as well as Art Expo LA and San Francisco. There is no major art show in the US we haven't shown at. When you contact us on line, you will most likely contact me, Carol's husband, Les.

As all this time has passed, from when we started in 1970, our home in Peekskill NY and twice a year showings at The Greenwich Village Art Show. We now think Esty will now make a fine place for us, since we don't want to travel...Carol and I love the dog shows, only we have been to too many. I don't think we will ever stop doing them ... and the horse shows, but one year we did 40 different horse and dog shows ... and one year we did 40 something art shows, all in various parts of the country. This is a lot of traveling and time away. Time to settle down.

Carol has been invited to show at many conventions. I have no idea why Dentists and Geologists want to see Carol's work, but we do have many customers in all professions (we have always had a booth at Veterinarian conventions.) Individuals and offices have often asked for portraits and she has always wanted to spend the extra time it takes to paint a portrait to her high standards; well now is the time to start. Call us at 805-498-7004 for more information We are now staying home so we will be able to answer the phone.

This should be nice, log in on the computer and send the picture out. Sounds good,lets hope.

Les

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
What ever is logical. We will take all the credit cards, without exceptions. Pay Pal, a check after it clears or whatever you have. Ca. residence must pay 9.75% Sales Tax.
Shipping
Shipping is usually within 7 days days. We use the Post Office. Unless it's a large order then we use UPS. We will ship within 7 days, sooner if you have a special occasion.. If we leave for any reason we will let you know when we will return and ship. Please check for a vacation notice. You can always talk to us for any information at 805-498-7004
Refunds and Exchanges
You can get a refund or return an item if you feel it's not right, before 10 days after receiving our package.