silverridgestudio

CATE PARR

Los Angeles, California · 3343 Sales

silverridgestudio

CATE PARR

Los Angeles, California 3343 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(837)

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Announcement   Etsy Shop 1. Watercolor Painting - Giclee Prints.

Etsy Shop 2. Exclusively selected Original Paintings:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/cateparr

WEBSITE & SHOP
www.cateparr.com

Here: Choose your own selection of 8 X 10 PRINTS here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/157766009/your-choice-8-x-10-fashion-watercolor

Gorgeous Framing
I have partnered with www.framebridge.com
With any purchase from my shop get 15% discount on your first frame order.
Code: silverridgestudio15

Please note: Copyright is NOT transferred with any sale. Please do not help yourself to images for any reason. Thank you.

Announcement

Last updated on May 24, 2017

Etsy Shop 1. Watercolor Painting - Giclee Prints.

Etsy Shop 2. Exclusively selected Original Paintings:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/cateparr

WEBSITE & SHOP
www.cateparr.com

Here: Choose your own selection of 8 X 10 PRINTS here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/157766009/your-choice-8-x-10-fashion-watercolor

Gorgeous Framing
I have partnered with www.framebridge.com
With any purchase from my shop get 15% discount on your first frame order.
Code: silverridgestudio15

Please note: Copyright is NOT transferred with any sale. Please do not help yourself to images for any reason. Thank you.

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5 out of 5 stars
(837)
Jennifer Hutchens

Jennifer Hutchens on Jun 18, 2017

3 out of 5 stars

Beautiful artwork but it unfortunately came in a different size than specified in the listing so I suggest you verify sizes before buying prints. It was very misleading and cost me a beautiful frame it wouldn't fit in! I'm stuck buying a new frame just to be able to hang it. The seller didn't offer an ideal solution suggesting that I cut it down to the size it was supposed to be or take it somewhere to have it cut. Ideally it should have been replaced in correct size.

Cate

Cate responded on Jun 18, 2017

After speaking with several professional framers, I have confirmed it is a universal practice to add a small border for matt and framing. Without this breathing space, an un-matted print, flush to a frame's corners, will yellow and not last its life span. It's also advisable for buyers to receive the art before purchasing frames. This review is incorrect: In the customer's first message, I was asked would it be ok if she cut off the extra 1" border and in doing so, if a mistake was made, would I replace the print? To which I agreed wholeheartedly. I am only aware here my offer was not accepted & am sorry to have an unhappy customer! To date: 3341 sales, 7 yrs on Etsy + replacement of all lost/damaged art. I stand behind the quality of my product and customer service 100%.

Dolly B

Dolly B on May 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous print!! It arrived promptly and in terrific condition. Cate was amazing and responsive, answering my questions along the way. I can't wait to order another beautiful piece from her.

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New black & white print - portrait of a ballerina. Really like how the swan lake & braid print looks with the new 🖤
FOREST New limited edition prints of 20 & 10. Once sold they will be gone. Inspiration- vintage embroidery & hair ornaments. cherry_blossom🦌herbcherry_blossom
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About

Cate

In March of 2010 I opened my Etsy shop to sell watercolor paintings directly from my studio, adding quickly archival prints of a quality that imitates the originals perfectly. In the years since, I have been featured in magazines, blogs and illustrated commercial projects for Godiva, Rita Ora, Oprah Magazine, Adidas & L'Oreal to name just a few.

My work is in numerous private collections, hotels and the book "Water Color Paintings by Contemporary Artists (chronicle books)".

Back in the studio I am at my happiest experimenting with new themes - stay in touch and follow me on IG & check back often for new work & prints!

For more original artwork, I invite you to visit my shop at http://store.cateparr.com/

Cheers, Cate

I have been fortunate enough to have some great reviews out there on the www....this was one of my favourites from the fabulous Cool Hunter Blog in Australia!
www.coolhunter.com

Cate enhances expressions with swirling color, hinting at the tension between interior and exterior beauty, creating an intense exploration of color with a traditional medium. Often influenced by fashion’s edgier side, Cate’s Paintings are executed with watercolour and ink and delivered to the paper by unconventional means.

'Anyone who has ever attempted to master various forms of visual art will attest that watercolour painting usually turns out to be one of the most challenging.
This has not discouraged Cate Parr, a UK-born artist, who has managed to capture the ethereal, fleeting and vulnerable qualities of fashion imagery in her watercolours.
There is a dreamy, beautiful undertone, yet the images are not entirely virginal. A darker undertone, beneath the pastelly beauty demands the viewer to look closer, a quality we admire in any image-maker’s work. In today’s world of a million images a second, it takes a lot to make any of us stop and pause and really see.
Parr’s work, which has appeared in both editorial and brand contexts, hasn’t been seen in massive formats or super-brand environments yet, but somehow we envision these images appearing in enormous window displays in the world’s fashion capitals this coming spring.'
- The Cool Hunter Blog - The Cool Hunter - http://www.thecoolhunter.net/art

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    British artist and freelance illustrator. Presently living in Los Angeles & Joshua Tree, California.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 18, 2017
New work will be listed at the front of the shop.

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Dear valued customer,
revised Sept 20115.

IMPORTANT. PLEASE NOTE
**You may be responsible for duty fees charged at customs. These vary from country to country and are completely beyond my control.
These costs are not included in shipping. We keep packing and handling costs to a minimum, therefore helping you with custom costs if applied by your country.

**INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ~ first class shipping only. Delivery times vary greatly - but can take up to 5 weeks (worst case scenario). Please note, no tracking once shipped outside the US unless you request FedEx or UPS. Please convo me for price quotes and before purchase.

IN THE US - All orders are mailed first class or priority via USPS - please contact me prior to purchase if you need something sent quickly or with a different carrier - this is not always available.

CANVAS PRINTS are shipped FedEx Ground. Time frames for East, Central & West coast are added in shipping with every print.

SHIPPING & PAYPAL - please make sure your shipping address is correct on your Etsy invoice - sometimes there is a different address attached to your paypal account.

SMALL PRINTS 8.5 " x 11" are shipped in flat card envelopes in a cellophane cover with card backing for extra security. First class or priority (US only) unless other arrangements are made between the seller and customer.

LARGE PRINTS & ART WORK are shipped in an art tube protected in a cellophane cover and tissue paper.

ALL ORIGINAL PAINTINGS are INSURED.

My goal is to give you first class service! I aim to get your order out as soon as possible. As soon as your item is purchased - varying by item it is a 3 day turnaround.
I cannot take responsibility for lost mail but I will also do my best to replace a sale if this happens. Original art work is always insured.

My shipping rates include shipping, shipping tracking, handling and packaging costs.
Refunds and Exchanges
Original work is insured and tracked therefore there will be a process with USPS (this can take some time) to find out where your painting is.

Returns
Our policy lasts 14 days. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be undamaged and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Non Returnable.
Gift cards
Downloadable software products
Original Art
Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
Any item that is returned more than 14 days after delivery
Sale items: Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.


Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable)
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at cate [!at] cateparr.com.

Exchanges (if applicable)
We only replace same items if they are defective or damaged. Photo of damage will be requested. Same item exchange only. Send us an email at cate [!at] cateparr.com and send your item to: PO Box 1392 Joshua Tree California US 92252.

Gifts
If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he/she will find out about your return.

Shipping
To return your product, you should mail your product to: PO Box 1392 Joshua Tree California US 92252

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Museum Grade, archival paper and inks are used in all ORIGINAL ART & PRINTS.
Caring and restoring prints
From the moment they are created, prints will start deteriorating if not properly stored or handled. They are very fragile objects due to the material they are printed on and also very sentisive to temperature changes, light and moisture.

Even when using papers of the highest archival quality (less subject to alteration than papers composed of cellulose fibers from plants), humidity and excessive dryness may put the print in jeopardy. This is because paper is a hygroscopic material (moisture absorbing), so it will absorb all the moisture found in the air and micro-organisms will attack the size and encourage the formation of mold. Foxing (rusty brown spots caused by micro organisms which form iron impurities in the paper) and mildew, are the most common problems which any collector should learn to recognize in order to assure the proper care and safety of prints; examination of the work and diagnosis of the "health" of a print should be undertaken regularly.
Another concern is discoloration of the print, which could be caused by dirt, dampness or by the breakdown of cellulose fibers.
Once the problem has been diagnosed, it is essential to find a specific treatment for the print. It is important to remember that restoration is a specialized science and if not done properly, it can damage the print forever. You should contact conservators when handling important historical prints.

HOW to take care of your PRINTS

A good picture frame not only complements your print but it will also protect it. Acid-free mats are used to prevent the glass from touching the surface of the print and these must be of archival quality.
Do not hang prints over radiators or air vents as heat changes can affect the print and can be responsible for the warping of the paper.
Avoid direct sunlight; prolonged exposure will cause the print to fade and the paper will yellow.
Prints should be hung with a slight forward tilt to leave space for air to circulate behind it.
Alterations due to light damage

Exposure to direct sunlight causes yellowing of the print and damage to the tones.
Yellowing is a natural oxidation of an old print. However, if not exposed to sunlight, prints will not become excessively yellow.
When prints are framed in poor quality mats made of ground wood pulp, the effect of the chemicals leeching out from the core of the mat board through the cut in the window mat will cause brown stains that follow the contours of the window in the mat. The effects may be more severe within the window area because this area is also exposed to light. Furthermore, when the glass protecting the print presents irregularities such as spots or marks which cast small shadows, lighter areas or spots will appear where light has not oxidated the paper.

The progressive yellowing of a print can be slowed down by a kind of bleaching of the sheet of paper. This is a very delicate operation which requires immersing the print in a solution. Such a "bath" is only possible if both the paper and the ink take well to it.
Such baths are usually given to engravings and lithographies printed with oil based inks and that have not been coloured with water based colours. The print must first be immersed in clean, cold water so as to wet and wash the paper. The print is then placed between two white blotting papers and a second or "bleaching" bath is given.

Damage due to humidity

The damage done by humidity is one of the most ruinous for prints not only because it favours the growth of bacteria but also because it will make the paper buckle, dissolve the sizing, destroy the assembled pieces (glued backings, etc.) and provoke the formation of spots and water marks.

In damp conditions prints can easily become affected with mildew, a superficial coating or discoloring of paper caused by fungi. The mildew feeds chiefly on the size in the paper and by the time the discoloration produced by the dead fungus has been removed the size has practically disappeared too, leaving the paper, to all intents and purposes, as soft and absorbent as blotting-paper.
A really good, strong fibred paper will stand this, but a poor fibre relying upon the size for its strength would naturally go to pieces at once. Though the absence of size may make other papers less liable to the growth of mildew, the moisture they will contain will aid its germination. It is not uncommon for a collector to notice mildew (recently started) and to find out soon that the marks have disappeared when the print has been exposed to dry air for a short time. Sunlight and even the dryness of a living room will often check the continuance of growth, but the mildew is not dead. It is still in the paper, and will renew its activities at once if favourable conditions are restored.

To kill the spores, chemical treatment is essential. Even paper upon which there are no signs of active mildew is better treted if there is reason to suspect contamination. There is no need to place a print in formalin bath. A sponge or large brush applied to the back is all that is necessary.

If a print has undergone excessive humidity, the spots are not easy to remove. The print can be washed either partially or totally, depending on the size and amount of the spots. The spots can be treated by dabbing them slightly with a cotton tip or a brush dipped in bleaching solution.
Any wrinkling can be lessened by dampening the paper and then drying it under pressure.
Any gluing, backing up and framing should be done only after the print has dried properly.

Damage due to excessive heat

The destructive effects of heat are often closely associated to excessive dryness and to excessive humidity. When heat is very dry, paper becomes very brittle and friable and the coloured areas as well as the inks become scaly.
When heat is very damp, various kinds of plant life may begin to develop.
If the temperature rises excessively, the "burned" paper turns reddish or leaves a well known brownish border area.
Not all papers can be regenerated after suffering from excessive heat. To regain a certain suppleness, a print should be placed in damp (but not excessively damp) air. However, when paper becomes brittle, it must be reinforced by a backing-up sheet of paper.
The areas of the paper that have turned reddish should be removed being careful not to cause rips and the missing pieces should be replaced with cut outs. Only in some cases, can bleachings be undertaken.

Damage due to the hyper acidity of paper

If a paper is excessively acid it will lose its colour after a certain amount of time. It will also grow darker and will end up by destroying itself as the fibrous structure will slowly be annihilated.
The hyper acidity of paper can be measured with a pH meter or with pH papers which turn colour when put into contact with a wet surface.
This problem can easily be remedied by washing the paper and by applying some alcaline solutions.

Damage caused by biological agents

The mushrooms and bacteria that live on paper develop in a damp and hot atmosphere, especially if the prints are poorly aired or if they are kept tightly packed in groups. The softest papers are the most vulnerable ones. Biological alterations usually manifest themselves in the form of yellow spots but they may also be brown, blue, or black. At times a slight white growth can be seen on the paper surface. The parasites that cause this kind of damage can only be removed by disinfecting the paper.

There are various ways of disinfecting paper:

Gas or vapour emanation carried out in a hermetically sealed box.
Evaporation of a liquid fungicide.
Two sheets of tissue paper are impregnated with the fungicide and then put above and below the print to be disinfected.
Vaporisation of a disinfectant.
One of the most often used products for this kind of work is "Thymol" in crystal form which is applied by emanation.

CANVAS PRINTS are museum quality and will last 100 plus without fading or peeling when display indoors - they should not be used outdoors at any time. They are waterproof and abrasion resistant - however - like any piece of art it must be handled with care while transporting and hanging.
Do not scrape or rub corners on any surface! Keep bubble wrap corner protectors and the poly bag around your canvas when transporting.
DO NOT put CARDBOARD on the face of your print. It behaves like sandpaper and it will rub the ink off. CARDBOARD IS ENEMY # 1.

Please note - VERY IMPORTANT: Copyright and reproduction rights remain with the artist Cate Parr and are not transferred with any sale. Unauthorized use of my artwork is taken very seriously and always reported to a copyright lawyer.

Screen colors: I adjust colors in photoshop whilst looking at the original art. It can be tricky so occasionally the base color looks slightly more cream than white. Please be aware that colors vary from monitor to monitor.