ratafia's Shop 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.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.