Australian Animal Art that Smiles!

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Note from shop owner Hi and thanks for visiting my shop! I will be on maternity leave for a little while. :) Best wishes, Tanya Roocci

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 24, 2019

Hi and thanks for visiting my shop! I will be on maternity leave for a little while. :) Best wishes, Tanya Roocci

Tanya Roocci

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Tanya Roocci


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About RoocciArt

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On Etsy since 2011

Australian Animal Art that Smiles

It all started with emus. They must have made a huge impression on me as a child because in 1984 when we got our first computer, I printed out business cards for my six-year old self entitled "Tanya's Amazing Emus". For these I chose different clipart backgrounds and over the top of them drew pen and ink emus with big eyes. There were emus on lounge chairs at the beach, emus with top hats, emus their gangly long legs looking wistfully at the sunset. So it's actually not that surprising to anyone in my family that later, this little emu character made it onto my school folders, any Christmas card between 1984 and 2000 and then made it into my profession as well.

After I left college in 1997, I became a graphic designer and illustrated wherever I could. In 2002 I took the plunge and started pursuing my art full time - I went to the Manly markets weekly and set up my first studio in a rented room from my dentist. Yes, my dentist! (he just happened to be renting rooms!) Imagine having terrified patients walking into the dental surgery only to be confronted by a smiley room full of animals that looked as wide eyed as they did!

Doing the markets led to a lot of commissions too! I had the privilege of painting 70 works of art for Sydney's Westmead Private Hospital. Thanks to the invention of the internet, I sell a lot through my website now at my home studio. My days are spent painting in my favourite medium, acrylic on canvas, preparing archival paper prints on my large format Epson and drawing watercolour and pen and ink portraits. I also spend many long hours colour correcting the photos of the paintings I've just photographed so that they look as close to the originals as possible, packing and sending orders.

I adore animals. I 'see' what they are thinking through their eyes and I laugh at their cheekiness and I capture that. People think I have something very unique in my artwork and what they are perhaps are seeing is the way animals actually are! My artwork has always been a filter into the world of animals - an ever present source smiles, innuendo, unique little characters, cheeky inspiration, warmth, innocence and laughter.

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  • Tanya Roocci

    Owner, Maker

    Tanya grew up in a family of animal lovers. She has always had a kindred spirit with animals and they have always been a part of her life from fish to cats to dogs to the local suburban wildlife; owls, possums, wombats, roos and bats.

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Last updated on November 2, 2012
Hi - I'm so happy you visited my shop! I'm Tanya, a visual artist and creator of Roocci Art. For over ten years now I've painted cheeky animal original artworks on canvas and have made them into fine art prints for you to enjoy. I've done many original animal art commissions for hospitals like Westmead Private Hospital in Sydney that are widely loved by both the young and the young at heart. Through my work I hope that children of all ages will grow up to appreciate and protect our precious native animals!

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Satisfaction guarantee:

I am so happy that you want one of my animal artworks! I want you to be thrilled with your purchase however If an issue arises (aside from change of mind) I am more than happy to discuss and sort it out! You are my important customer and I want you to let other people know about my artwork far and wide.

In the event that the parcel arrives damaged during delivery please send me a picture of the packaging as evidence for me and the post office within 2 days of receiving it. Do not open the parcel, send it back to me (I will refund the parcel delivery cost at no charge to you) and I will send you out a new one right away.

Oh and please make sure you put the right address details on your etsy order (particularly the postal code!) as I cannot refund orders that go awol because of a wrongly entered address or change of mind.
I accept Paypal. I will contact you via e-mail once I have received payment - thanks so much!
♥ ♥ I ship all items via Australia Post Air Mail within 1-3 business days of payment being received. ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ I pack all prints in a recycled stiff hardboard envelope which also has a thick piece of card inside to keep your item extra safe. ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ Once shipped: International orders: approximate arrival time is between 7-14 working days in most countries.
 Australian orders: approximate arrival times is between 3 - 7 working days. If you live in regional Australia or a rural area in your country it may take a bit onger. ♥ ♥

***Note that at Christmas + other seasonal gift times / unforseen weather your order may be delayed due to the volume of mail that postal services handle during those times.***

♥ ♥ Express delivery, tracking and insurance are optional. Express delivery means it will get to you in 3-7 business days if you live in the metro areas of most major international cities and overnight to most Australian metropolitan cities. If you would like to add express delivery/tracking/insurance as well please convo me for a quick quote. ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ I offer a FREE Complimentary Upgrade to Express Post delivery for all orders of $120 or more ♥ ♥
Additional policies and FAQs
Most people haven't got a perfectly calibrated monitor so small colour variations may occur from computer screen to the real thing. The real print is a gazillion times better! Also the watermark will not appear on the print.

For the "Welcome to the World" print I will send you a small jpeg of the image just to confirm the spelling of the name and the date. Once confirmed by you via email I will proceed with printing the order.