MWashburnArt

Art and illustration inspired by the Natural World

Valparaiso, Indiana · 188 Sales

MWashburnArt

Art and illustration inspired by the Natural World

Valparaiso, Indiana 188 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(75)

Announcement   Welcome! I am an artist and illustrator who finds endless inspiration in the natural world. Things that run, fly, and grow are my passion. In addition to selling my personal work on Etsy and in local museum shops and retail locations, I create custom work for advertising and editorial for a range of clients.

Exclusive cross stitch patterns featuring my bird images are available at Seemingly Stitched (https://www.etsy.com/shop/SeeminglyStitched)!

Please feel free to contact me about custom work, and check out more of my portfolio at www.melissawashburn.com

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 6, 2017

Welcome! I am an artist and illustrator who finds endless inspiration in the natural world. Things that run, fly, and grow are my passion. In addition to selling my personal work on Etsy and in local museum shops and retail locations, I create custom work for advertising and editorial for a range of clients.

Exclusive cross stitch patterns featuring my bird images are available at Seemingly Stitched (https://www.etsy.com/shop/SeeminglyStitched)!

Please feel free to contact me about custom work, and check out more of my portfolio at www.melissawashburn.com

Melissa Washburn

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Melissa Washburn

Moth Specimens Women's v-neck Tee White
Moth Specimens Women's v-neck Tee White
$22.50
Moth Specimens Women's v-neck Tee Dark Grey
Moth Specimens Women's v-neck Tee Dark Grey
$22.50
Moth Specimens Tote Bag
Moth Specimens Tote Bag
$22.00
Moth Specimens Art Print Unframed
Moth Specimens Art Print Unframed
$20.00
Medieval Unicorn Gift Wrap Roll
Medieval Unicorn Gift Wrap Roll
$15.00
CRUSH Botanical Art Print Unframed
CRUSH Botanical Art Print Unframed
$22.00
Fox in the Henhouse Framed Original
Fox in the Henhouse Framed Original
$300.00
Hypocrisy: Stag and Serpent Framed Original
Hypocrisy: Stag and Serpent Framed Original
$300.00
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Framed Original
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Framed Original
$300.00
Unicorn Among Zebras Art Print Unframed
Unicorn Among Zebras Art Print Unframed
$24.00
Unicorn Among Zebras Coffee Mug 11oz
Unicorn Among Zebras Coffee Mug 11oz
$14.00
Peaches and Cream Python Tote Bag
Peaches and Cream Python Tote Bag
$25.00
Grey and Purple Python Tote Bag
Grey and Purple Python Tote Bag
$25.00
Specimens: feather 4x6" Art Print
Specimens: feather 4x6" Art Print
$10.00
Specimens: Sea Shell 4x6" Art Print
Specimens: Sea Shell 4x6" Art Print
$10.00
Specimens: Butterfly Wing 4x6" Art Print
Specimens: Butterfly Wing 4x6" Art Print
$10.00
Specimens: Chicken Skull 4x6" Art Print
Specimens: Chicken Skull 4x6" Art Print
$10.00
Donald Trump Impeachment Socks
Donald Trump Impeachment Socks
$18.00
Dragon Scales Gift Wrap Roll
Dragon Scales Gift Wrap Roll
$15.00
Mermaid Scales Gift Wrap Rolls
Mermaid Scales Gift Wrap Rolls
$15.00
Blue Mermaid Scales Tea Towels
Blue Mermaid Scales Tea Towels
$14.00
Memento Mori natural cotton Tote Bag
Memento Mori natural cotton Tote Bag
$20.00
Baltimore Hypena Moth 4x6" Original Mixed Media
Baltimore Hypena Moth 4x6" Original Mixed Media
$40.00
Explicit Arches Moth 4x6" Original Mixed Media
Explicit Arches Moth 4x6" Original Mixed Media
$40.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(75)
walt4918

walt4918 on May 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great color! This paper will work really well with the other color I bought. Thank you!

walt4918

walt4918 on May 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love the paper - perfect for my art project! Thank you!

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Updates

So much new stuff in my shop! Prints, totes, mugs, BANANA SLUGS!

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Banana Slug Tote Bag
Banana Slug Tote Bag
$20.00
Order your pet portraits by 12/10 for delivery before Christmas!!!

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Custom Dog Portrait from your photos
Custom Dog Portrait from your photos
$75.00
Through Tuesday 11/29! Use coupon code CYBERMONDAY for 20% off all orders $10 or more!

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Unicorn Tapestry 11 oz Coffee Mug
Unicorn Tapestry 11 oz Coffee Mug
$15.00
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About

Melissa Washburn Art + Illustration

Welcome! I have been involved in the arts professionally for two decades, both as an an artist/designer and in the marketing and administration side of things. I originally went to college for fine art, but then found myself working in museum administration and marketing. After 15 years in the graphic design field, all the while continuing with my fine art, I discovered illustration as the perfect way to combine those two disciplines.

My influences range from children's book illustration to 18th century natural history illustration, and I am always learning something new. The natural world in all its weirdness and wonder provides endless inspiration for my work, most of which is created in a combination of traditional and digital media. I use watercolor, pencil, ink, acrylic, and gouache to create original works of art, and more and more combine hand-painted elements digitally. In my shop you'll find framed art, prints, stationery and cards, and now some towels, mugs, and other housewares with my art.

I was raised in Upstate New York, in the foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. In 1996 I relocated to the Midwest, and now live about an hour outside Chicago, which has become pretty much my favorite US city. Except for winter. I hate winter.

Shop members

  • Melissa Washburn

    Owner

    Melissa Washburn was raised in upstate New York (just south of the Adirondacks), but has called the Midwest home since 1996. A prolific artist, designer, and now illustrator, she is always striving to learn something new.

Production partners

  • Finer Works

    San Antonio, TX

    FinerWorks Media, LLC, established in 2003, is a color lab which specializes in services such as canvas printing and the production of prints on fine art papers.

  • Printed Mint

    Scottsdale, AZ

    Printed Mint offers dye sublimation prints on high-quality ceramic mugs, and has the ability to translate my artwork into beautiful coffee mugs for customers. Their small manufacturing facility focuses on quality and serving small businesses.

  • Printful

    Charlotte, NC

    Printful is a printing and fulfillment service that does not outsource, and has a 300-person team in North Carolina and California. They provide high-quality printing for integration with e-commerce.

  • Spoonflower

    Durham, NC

    The first company of its kind, Spoonflower was launched in Durham, N.C., on that dream of empowering the individual to create on-demand, custom-designed textiles.

  • Stationery HQ

    San Jose, CA

    Stationery HQ has over 25 years' experience in the printing industry, and partners with creatives across the country to manufacture high-quality stationery and paper goods.

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