strawberrysnail

Strawberry Snail Illustrations, books, cards and prints

Belleville, Canada · 143 Sales

strawberrysnail

Strawberry Snail Illustrations, books, cards and prints

Belleville, Canada 143 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(66)

Announcement   Hello and welcome to Strawberry Snail Illustrations! I sell original art prints of my illustrations, note cards and occasionally original watercolour paintings. I am also a children's book illustrator and sell my books here as well.

I am currently not doing commissions so as to focus on creating new products. Please stay connected as this may change in the future.

My prints are all from my original watercolour and ink paintings. I scan them and have them professionally printed at an art reproduction shop in Canada. I offer two kinds of prints: press prints and also giclées which are archival.

My boxed set Thank You note cards are professionally printed and scored by my favourite local printer on Mohawk silk-coated, matte paper.

My website is currently being re-designed! Please have patience while we create a brand new face at www.strawberrysnail.com and follow me on Twitter (@sberrysnail) and Instagram (@strawberrysnail) and Facebook facebook.com/StrawberrySnail

Enjoy the shop, and thank you for your support!

Cheers,
Therese Cilia

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 23, 2016

Hello and welcome to Strawberry Snail Illustrations! I sell original art prints of my illustrations, note cards and occasionally original watercolour paintings. I am also a children's book illustrator and sell my books here as well.

I am currently not doing commissions so as to focus on creating new products. Please stay connected as this may change in the future.

My prints are all from my original watercolour and ink paintings. I scan them and have them professionally printed at an art reproduction shop in Canada. I offer two kinds of prints: press prints and also giclées which are archival.

My boxed set Thank You note cards are professionally printed and scored by my favourite local printer on Mohawk silk-coated, matte paper.

My website is currently being re-designed! Please have patience while we create a brand new face at www.strawberrysnail.com and follow me on Twitter (@sberrysnail) and Instagram (@strawberrysnail) and Facebook facebook.com/StrawberrySnail

Enjoy the shop, and thank you for your support!

Cheers,
Therese Cilia

Therese Cilia

Contact shop owner

Therese Cilia

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(66)
7ts1

7ts1 on Apr 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Incredibly happy with this purchase!! Each page has an amazingly beautiful illustration!! I definitely need to order some prints of my favourite scenes. The story is also so lovely and the shipping was super fast. Can't wait to give this book to my nieces as a gift. I know they are going to love it too!

cassandra

cassandra on Apr 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is so much fun!! I knit and I read . Looks great on my knitting room wall!

Cindy Handley

Cindy Handley on Apr 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful card. I love it, and know my friend will too! Thank you so much!

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Updates

Cute little package deal! Get $10 off when you purchase my kid's book Over by the Harbour with an 11x14 print of one of the original illustration spreads!

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Little paper packages tied up with string! Enjoy 30% OFF all my cards while they last. Strawberry Snail is cleaning up shop to make room for new designs!

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About

Storytelling with pictures. Whimsical cards and prints to spark the child within.

I enjoy making and looking at paintings because they are quiet. Creating and observing art is not just a form of escapism; it’s activating a place in the mind where we can be our true selves. Making and perusing art, reading a book, listening to music, meditating—these are vehicles that take us to a residing place where we experience meaning.

These works are a reflection of that meditative space, where the critical mind is completely shut off and the process is based only on intuition—this colour feels right here, this line feels right there. In this space, I am not bound by rules or tradition or judgement.

When I first began painting with ink and watercolour, I didn’t know what children’s illustration was, only that the style came naturally to me. It was as if an entire visual language had been tucked away somewhere and suddenly presented itself. I was in my third year of a drawing and painting BFA and students and teachers “mistook” me for an illustrator. I vaguely knew what that was, but I didn’t know that was what I was doing. The picture book work came later, as a natural progression.

The way a writer observes the world around her for her stories, I am always studying colour and gesture. In art, colour is paramount when telling a story: it sets the tone. It tells the viewer “this is what you should be feeling.” It is very emotional. The colour of a shadow thrown from a lighted object, for example, can transport a viewer—from reality to a fictional space, an emotional space, a remembered space.

With gesture, I am always seeking the truth. This is what makes good art, no matter what you’re portraying; it represents the moment of connection between art and viewer. As an artist, I am always trying to get to the heart—that is, the essence of something, but also the viewer’s heart.

My hope is that these little pieces are for viewers what they were for me as I made them—like little nests for dreaming in, shelters for imagining.

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  • Thérèse Cilia

    Owner, Illustrator

    Thérèse Cilia is an illustrator creating works for commission, print, and web. She obtained a BFA at OCAD in Toronto and has illustrated two children's books with Flanker Press. She is currently working on a third based in Halifax.

Manufacturers
  • Art Ink Print

    Victoria, BC, Canada

    Art Ink Print is a fine art reproduction printer with an exceptional eye for detail and a desire to do things right. It makes selling my work so much easier now that I'm confident in the quality of my product.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 24, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal, credit cards and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
All items are shipped via Canada Post within 2-3 days. Orders do not ship on weekends. You will receive an email confirmation when the order is shipped.
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Single Greeting cards, Art Prints are shipped Lettermail, (4 business days within Canada, 4-7 business days within USA) . Most economical shipping, does not include tracking or insurance.
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PARCELS WITHIN CANADA: (boxed card sets, bulk packages, original paintings) are shipped Regular Parcel (5-9 days within Canada) and includes $100 insurance and tracking. Expedited service available at extra cost.
PARCELS TO THE USA: (boxed card sets, bulk packages, original paintings) are shipped Tracked Packet (4-7 days) and includes $100 insurance and tracking. Expedited service available at extra cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am happy to provide you with a full refund provided you contact me within 10 days of receiving your order.

If your item was damaged upon receiving it, please contact me with a photo of the product within 10 days of receiving it, and I will be happy to issue you a full refund.

Fee free to contact me should you have any concerns or questions!
Additional policies and FAQs
ART PRINTS: MANUFACTURE/PAPER
Your Quality Product::
My art practice doesn't stop at the finished painting. I LOVE making products—this is the reason why I run a shop! So I take great care and pride in the quality of the finished piece.

Manufacture::
My paintings are professionally printed by Art Ink Print in Vancouver, Canada. They specialize in reproducing paintings for galleries, museums, artists and designers. I chose them to work with me because reproducing artwork accurately is an art form in itself!

All About Colour::
A lot of thought goes into colour, tonality, and colour harmony when I'm painting. Reproducing watercolour is tricky, and sometimes colours can be "off" once scanned. To ensure your print is looking like an exact replica of the original, it gets colour corrected by a professional (at Art Ink Print) and proofed by me before it gets to you!

Paper::
I am a paper enthusiast! And Art Ink Print uses the finest.
PRESS PRINTS are printed on:
Mohawk Vellum 100lb – An acid-free white sheet with a nicely textured finish. The surface is similar to that of a textured art paper. Ideal for reproducing watercolors or drawings that look best on a matte toothy surface. This is a heavy weight paper, acid free, FSC certified Green-e and SFI certified.

GICLEE PRINTS are printed on:
Bright White Cold Press (textured) fine art paper - an acid-free 100% cotton rag paper with a bright white, textured surface. This 21 mil, 340gsm paper has an extremely high colour gamut and black density, perfect for artists and photographers looking for a bright white, textured surface.