swallownest

Swallow Nest Art Studio

Eau Claire, Wisconsin On Etsy since 2008

Top shop for gifts.

A buyer bought a gift from this shop and gave it a 5-star review!

swallownest

Swallow Nest Art Studio

Eau Claire, Wisconsin | 58 Sales

Announcement    All my life I have used my hands as a creative tool. Approximately at mid-life, I began painting in large part due to my mother—also an artist—who declared boldly as mothers do, that I was an artist and needed to paint. Since that beginning a couple of decades ago, I have explored a multitude of artistic mediums, beginning with watercolors, which I still love because of the purity of color and lush watercolor paper. I have also moved from realism to increasingly more and more abstract images. From the beginning I wanted to be an abstract artist and have some early abstract watercolors that I made hanging in my home, but painting abstractly is much more challenging than one would think. On my journey to abstraction I have learned a lot about design and about being bold and authentic. Currently I am using oil and cold wax. I have studied with Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin who have written the definitive book on this medium. Lucky for me, Rebecca and I are practically neighbors and when I went to her for private tutoring, she suggested I try that medium.

Although my art is abstract it is still full of meaning. Through the use of color I am communicating various states of mind—usually, but not always an optimism that each of us has at our disposal an immense amount of personal power. Another theme is the natural world, particularly trees, water, sky and earth. This persona embodied in shape is set against a texturized field of color. I lead a very personal life rich in meaning and intent and try to make my art reflect this. My sensitive nervous system notices everything and often overwhelms me. Art is away of shifting through the barrage to focus on what I love and what is important to me.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 8, 2019

All my life I have used my hands as a creative tool. Approximately at mid-life, I began painting in large part due to my mother—also an artist—who declared boldly as mothers do, that I was an artist and needed to paint. Since that beginning a couple of decades ago, I have explored a multitude of artistic mediums, beginning with watercolors, which I still love because of the purity of color and lush watercolor paper. I have also moved from realism to increasingly more and more abstract images. From the beginning I wanted to be an abstract artist and have some early abstract watercolors that I made hanging in my home, but painting abstractly is much more challenging than one would think. On my journey to abstraction I have learned a lot about design and about being bold and authentic. Currently I am using oil and cold wax. I have studied with Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin who have written the definitive book on this medium. Lucky for me, Rebecca and I are practically neighbors and when I went to her for private tutoring, she suggested I try that medium.

Although my art is abstract it is still full of meaning. Through the use of color I am communicating various states of mind—usually, but not always an optimism that each of us has at our disposal an immense amount of personal power. Another theme is the natural world, particularly trees, water, sky and earth. This persona embodied in shape is set against a texturized field of color. I lead a very personal life rich in meaning and intent and try to make my art reflect this. My sensitive nervous system notices everything and often overwhelms me. Art is away of shifting through the barrage to focus on what I love and what is important to me.

Items

 

All Items

Candace Hennekens

Contact shop owner

Candace Hennekens

Reviews

No reviews in the last year
See reviews that mention:
shipping 5 customer service 2

About swallownest

Sales 58
On Etsy since 2008

I love to create and enjoy working in a variety of mediums. I love color. Currently I am primarily working in oil and cold wax.

I spend my free time making art, sewing, and writing. It has given me enormous pleasure and pride that I am able to sell world-wide through etsy.

Around the web

Shop members

  • Candace Hennekens

    Owner, Creator

    I've had two passions in life. First came writing, and, in addition to a career writing , I've written my heart out in books, poems, and essays. Then I discovered art to fuel my creativity. I love painting, and exploring all artistic mediums.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 30, 2011
Welcome and thanks for taking the time to become acquainted with my shop policies. My goal is to make our transaction trouble-free.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
My goal is customer satisfaction. If you aren't happy with an item, let me know that you are returning it and why. You will be responsible for return postage. I will promptly refund your purchase price if your product is undamaged. If anything should happen in transit for an item I ship, please let me know immediately so I can remedy the situation.
Payment
Pay Pal is my preferred method of payment but I will accept checks. There will be a longer wait while the check clears the bank. Nothing beats Pay Pal's instant payment. I try to ship next day when payment is received but guarantee to ship within two business days of receipt of order.
Shipping
I use USPS to save gasoline (mine!) If you want expedited delivery, convo me otherwise it will go the cheapest way.

I will ship as soon as the money has changed hands if at all possible. I do not ship on weekends. I will package safely and securely but don't be surprised if the packaging material looks used. I believe in recycling and reusing.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please see my Alchemy section for a description of custom-order collages. I charge per square inch. Once I know what size you have in mind (I suggest a minimum size of 16 by 20 inches), I can tell you how much it would cost.