MWashburnArt

Art and illustration inspired by the Natural World

Valparaiso, Indiana · 172 Sales

MWashburnArt

Art and illustration inspired by the Natural World

Valparaiso, Indiana 172 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(69)

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

Slow and Steady Tote Bag
$20.00
Slow and Steady Mug 11oz or 15oz
$14.00
White Moth and Lace original mixed media
$270.00
Multi Mermaid Scales Tote Bag
$25.00
Green Mermaid Scales Tote Bag
$25.00
Purple Mermaid Scales Tote Bag
$25.00
Blue mermaid scales Mug 11oz or 15oz
$14.00
Green mermaid scales Mug 11oz or 15oz
$14.00
Multicolor Mermaid scales Mug 11oz or 15oz
$14.00
Blue Mermaid Scales Tote Bag
$25.00
Purple mermaid scales Mug 11oz or 15oz
$14.00
GROW Botanical Art Print Unframed
$14.00
Saw Whet Owl natural cotton Tote Bag
$20.00
Saw Whet Owl Mug 11oz or 15oz
$14.00
Owl Allover Print Tote Bag
$25.00
Banana Slug Mug 11oz or 15oz
$14.00
Blackbird and Wisteria Tote Bag
$20.00
Banana Slug Tote Bag
$20.00
Unicorn Tote Bag
$25.00
Blackbird and Wisteria Mug 11oz or 15oz
$14.00
Colorful Fungi Print Unframed
$14.00
Brewer's Blackbird and Wisteria Print
$14.00
Banana Slug! Art Print Unframed
$14.00
Swallow Framed Mixed Media 7.5x8"
$275.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(69)
Lauren Irving

Lauren Irving on Feb 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing! Gorgeous! Beautiful! I really love this calendar. High quality paper and printing.

hayleylizp

hayleylizp on Dec 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely amazing. Incredible.

hayleylizp

hayleylizp on Dec 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wow! I bought two paintings for family members for Christmas. The artist absolutely nailed them. They're beautiful...and I'm just dying for Christmas to arrive so the recipients can open them. Melissa was in communication with me along the way, sending me drafts for me to see. When the final product arrived, it was even better than I imagined. She has a true talent and has given me such a gift for me to pass along to my family members. I will definitely, without a doubt, be back for more. I highly, highly recommend Melissa. You will not be disappointed!

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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
$20.00
Order your pet portraits by 12/10 for delivery before Christmas!!!

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Custom Dog Portrait from your photos
$65.00
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
$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.

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  • 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

  • CG Pro Prints

    Longmont, CO

    CG Pro Prints provides production services exclusively to professional photographers and artists to print and resell their own original artwork and photography.

  • 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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