Sarah E. Shaw // custom illustrations and prints!

Portland, Maine 48 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Sarah E. Shaw // custom illustrations and prints!

Portland, Maine | 48 Sales

Sarah Shaw

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Sarah Shaw

Announcement    All prints are buy one get one free until the end of July! New calendars and coloring books have arrived!


Last updated on Jul 1, 2016

All prints are buy one get one free until the end of July! New calendars and coloring books have arrived!


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Illustrating Scenes from Daily Life

I've been making art ever since I can remember--as a child in Maine, I loved drawing, painting and making crafts. In high school, I spent all my free time sewing, painting and taking extra art classes on the weekend at Maine College of Art. When I was a senior in high school, one of my drawings was in a show at the Portland Museum of Art.

In 2010, I received a BFA in Art Education and a concentration in Painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. During this time, I studied abroad for a semester at the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul, South Korea, where I experimented with many new mediums and created a series of paintings and prints based on maps and geography. I taught English and studied Korean for two and a half years after I graduated, and shorty after, I moved to Colombia to work as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Living abroad, integrating into a new culture, and navigating daily life as a foreigner has had a profound effect on my work. While working in Colombia, I began a series of daily drawings, comics and full-color illustrations to document my daily life on the vibrant coast. These images illustrate my reality of Colombia that is not often seen on the news.

Along with being an artist/illustrator, I also love teaching and working with communities. For more information about my current projects, please visit my website: and feel free to send me your comments and/or questions at saraheillustration[at] .

Thanks for visiting! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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  • Sarah Shaw

    Owner, Illustrator, Visual Storyteller

    Hi, my name is Sarah Shaw. I'm an illustrator and art educator with a passion for visual storytelling. Originally from Maine, I have studied at an art school in New York, taught in South Korea, and worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia.

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Last updated on November 12, 2015
Welcome to Sarah E. Illustration, featuring colorful prints, postcards and 2016 calendars that illustrate daily life on the coast of Colombia, as well as custom illustrations for the special places in your own lives. Now is the perfect time to add some color to your daily routine! All illustrations and designs have been created by Sarah E. Shaw.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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I take every measure to make sure your artwork reaches you safely. Each print and commissioned drawing is carefully shipped flat between two sheets of cardboard, and postcards and calendars are shipped in cushioned mailers to add an extra layer of protection. In the event that an item arrives damaged, please let me know within 3 days and we will work something out.

Commissioned work is original and hand-drawn; therefore I am not able to provide refunds. However, we will work together to realize your vision, and I will not send the final illustration until you are completely satisfied with the results.

Unfortunately, Sarah E. Illustration cannot be held responsible for artwork lost in transit; to arrange shipping insurance at an additional cost, please message me before placing your order.
I accept all major credit cards and Etsy gift cards.
Items are shipped within 1-2 business days of receiving payment unless otherwise noted.

Domestic orders are shipped via USPS First-Class Mail or Priority Mail, and typically arrive within 3-5 days. International orders are shipped via USPS First-Class Mail International; unfortunately, no tracking is available and an estimated delivery date cannot be given. However, orders usually arrive within 10 days.

Expedited shipping options are available at an additional cost, both domestically and internationally, so please message me before placing your order.

To receive items before Christmas, please place your order before December 15th! (This applies to domestic orders only.)
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