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tahliaday

Original watercolor paintings, art prints, cards

Madison, Wisconsin · 282 Sales

tahliaday

Original watercolor paintings, art prints, cards

Madison, Wisconsin 282 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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(80)

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Tahlia

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Announcement   Welcome! I call my abstract watercolor paintings "Charted Unterritories" because they resemble fantastical maps or aerial landscape views; the titles refer to mythological, fictional, and otherwise nonexistent places. (See my profile or www.tahliaday.com for more details.) I also do still life paintings and drawings on occasion.

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Welcome! I call my abstract watercolor paintings "Charted Unterritories" because they resemble fantastical maps or aerial landscape views; the titles refer to mythological, fictional, and otherwise nonexistent places. (See my profile or www.tahliaday.com for more details.) I also do still life paintings and drawings on occasion.

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5 out of 5 stars
(80)
Kat LaMantia

Kat LaMantia on Aug 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

What an interesting and vivid little painting. The colors are beautiful and the concept fascinates me.

Emily Connell

Emily Connell on Aug 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous! Came super fast, Tahlia is a delight to work with--she even made a custom collection for us to choose prints that coordinate with our décor. Thanks for a great experience, I'll be back for more!

Emily Connell

Emily Connell on Aug 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous! Came super fast, Tahlia is a delight to work with--she even made a custom collection for us to choose prints that coordinate with our décor. Thanks for a great experience, I'll be back for more!

Emily Connell

Emily Connell on Aug 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous! Came super fast, Tahlia is a delight to work with--she even made a custom collection for us to choose prints that coordinate with our décor. Thanks for a great experience, I'll be back for more!

Emily Connell

Emily Connell on Aug 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous! Came super fast, Tahlia is a delight to work with--she even made a custom collection for us to choose prints that coordinate with our décor. Thanks for a great experience, I'll be back for more!

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About

In my "Charted Unterritories" pieces, I layer watercolor, ink, and other media over random watercolor grounds to bring out shapes I see, and they gradually begin to resemble fantastical maps or topographical forms.

The titles refer to places that exist around and outside concrete reality, such as phantom islands created by mapmakers, ancient cities destroyed by cataclysms, and places from myths, legends, and fiction. Some pieces also have names invented by me.

In the "Colonization" sub-series, the images stain and "colonize" surfaces other than plain watercolor paper, such as old book pages, other maps, wallpaper, etc. -- little worlds growing and spreading in unlikely places.

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I create my original paintings in my home studio, then reproduce them as prints and cards using my own scanner, computer, and high-end Epson printer, and package and send them out to you myself. I prefer to have full control of the process, so none of it is outsourced; everything is done by me personally.

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  • Tahlia

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    I live in Madison, WI, studied at Bryn Mawr and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and have been working on my Charted Unterritories series since 2006-7.

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Last updated on April 23, 2015

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Prints are shipped in rigid flat mailers with extra cardboard reinforcement to stay flat. Note card sets are shipped in bubble envelopes (to avoid waste and keep them out of landfills, I reuse ones that are still clean and usable). Unframed originals on paper will also ship in flat mailers; framed originals and originals on canvas/panel are wrapped and boxed.

I ship via USPS and insure shipments that include originals or are over $100 in value. I also refund excess shipping charges if the actual cost is significantly less than what I charged.

International buyers are responsible for taxes, fees, duties, etc. that might occur upon arrival.

Everything comes from a non-smoking household. I have two cats, but I try to make sure no fur hitches a ride in the packages.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will replace prints and cards damaged in shipping at no extra charge, if you can send me a picture of the damaged item. If an original painting is damaged (oh no!), please return it and I'll give you a full refund.

I will also accept returns for a refund or exchange (not including shipping) if you just decide something isn't the right fit for you, as long as the item is returned in its original condition within 30 days.
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Images are © Tahlia Day and I retain rights to the images after prints and originals are sold. Please don't copy or use my images elsewhere without permission.