TheNightjar

The Nightjar Paintings and Prints by Tarra Lyons

Lafayette, California

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    The NightJar features high quality, affordable and original paintings, prints, Every item is handmade with love and care by me, Tarra Lyons.

More about me can be found here:

My website: www.tarrapaints.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tarrapaints

Follow me on Instagram!
@tarrapaints


ARE YOU NEW TO ETSY? Here's a helpful guide that explains the checkout process. http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
Convo me if you have any questions at all- i love to hear from customers!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 15, 2021

The NightJar features high quality, affordable and original paintings, prints, Every item is handmade with love and care by me, Tarra Lyons.

More about me can be found here:

My website: www.tarrapaints.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tarrapaints

Follow me on Instagram!
@tarrapaints


ARE YOU NEW TO ETSY? Here's a helpful guide that explains the checkout process. http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
Convo me if you have any questions at all- i love to hear from customers!

Items

 

All Items

Tarra

Contact shop owner

Tarra

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(228)
See reviews that mention:
Quality 10 Shipping 37 Customer service 28

About TheNightjar

Sales 423
On Etsy since 2008

The Nightjar features paintings by Tarra Lyons, a painter who creates Oil, Watercolor, and Graphite

I started The Nightjar on Etsy in 2008 as a way to make art that I could share with other people, and a way for people to collect my work in a more affordable way. About 5-6 years in to having The Nightjar I gave birth to twins and my life became hectic!. Instead of keeping The Nightjar open, I decided to reopen when my children grew up a bit.
So, here I am in 2021 reorganizing and reopening my beloved Etsy shop. I hope the artwork and paintings I share brings as much happiness, joy and connection as I had when I painted them.

A little about my art background:
I began making art when I was very young. I would catch fireflies on hot New York summer nights, and then “paint “ with their bodies … phosphorescence would streak across the pavement as I “drew” by squishing them into the pavement.

I did not realize that the fireflies were real!..I thought they were just this fantastic new kind of paint! ( guilt definitely remains about that now..SORRY to Firefly Gods).

When I was little older, around 8 years old, I began painting different variations of trees-obsessively. My uncle pointed out that my tree paintings were a form of self portrait - I had never thought of art as being connected to something so personal until hearing this. At that moment, I decided to become a serious artist -a painter. I recently came across a few of these early works and realized that the symbols that I have worked with for decades are often about trees and nature formations. They are a deeply ingrained subject. Thank you, Uncle Jerry!

As a young adult received a BFA in painting from at Boston University, School for the Arts. This education was strictly formal, with old men in lab coats taught me how to measure proportions by using skeletons and anatomy during figure drawing class. It was all very formal, mostly technical, and for me, a little dry and boring.
My years in graduate school at California at California College of Art in Oakland CA. changed my approach to something much freer and creatively based, less formal, less technical.

I am grateful for all of the years of learning craft, and currently I go “off leash” and explore informally and more importantly, have fun.

I am now a college art professor myself and I try my best to teach art in a way that is not seen as dry and boring by my students...fat chance, lol.
For more about my work and process please visit: www.nightjarpaints.com

Shop members

  • Tarra

    Owner, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on March 13, 2021
Hello Everyone and welcome to my shop! Here you will find original archival prints, paintings in oil, encaustic, and acrylic. NightJar art work is affordable and unique in its high quality. If you are looking for something special, please convo me and ask, I love to hear from customers.

If you like the art work you will see a link shortly to much larger scale oil and encaustic paintings. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Packages usually get to their destination but every once in a great while packages may go astray. If you think that has happened in your case then please contact me and I will do everything I can to help fix the situation.
I package prints in sealed, archival, waterproof, cellophane sleeves to keep them clean and dry, and then carefully ship in a sturdy envelope. Every now and then a package may be smooshed into a mailbox by a mail carrier. Sorry about this, however, I cannot offer a refund if this is the case.
Payment
Please pay promptly for all transactions.

If some reason I do not receive payment I usually send a friendly reminder, but I also reserve the right to cancel your transaction and leave feedback without contacting you.
Shipping
I ship at least twice a week, usually on Tuesday and Fridays and if you are having a special occasion and need to have an item ASAP, I will ship an additional day of the week. I make every effort to send your purchase in the mail to you as quickly as I can, even during the holidays.

I ship to the address on your Etsy form, so please make sure that is where you want your packages sent

International buyers are responsible for any customs fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please remember that ALL artwork copyright © 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,2020 by Tarra Lyons.
Sale of Artwork does NOT transfer copyrights!

More information

Last updated on Dec 11, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

I would be happy to add any kind of gift wrapping for your purchase., Free of charge.

Care instructions

All original paintings are created on archival paper or archival material such as wood or linen. The paint used is non-fading highly pigmented, archival, and will last for generations. All prints are created on 100% cotton archival paper with pigmented fade proof inks. Your prints will last for generations. As with any kind of print, direct intense sunlight might fade an image over many years

Wholesale availability

Please message me if requesting a large quantity prints or original paintings, And I will happy to create a workable discount price.

Custom and personalized orders

I love to assist customers with personalizing or customizing their purchases. An added note, card or painted on message to a special person is not a problem at all. Please message me on Etsy and we will work out exactly what needs to be personalized or customized on an individual basis.