TheNightjar

Fine Art Gifts, Painting, Embroidery, Needle Felting

Lafayette, California
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Announcement    The NightJar is the name of my art studio shop in Northern California. Affordable high quality artwork and gifts are offered, including paintings, prints, needle felted sculptures, embroidery, and even jewelry. I create original one of a kind artwork which will not be found in big box stores.

All artwork listed here ships directly from my studio to you...Every day I am fortunate to live what I love to do-either teach art or create art. All items offered are handmade with love and care by me, Tarra Lyons.

My intent is to create art from my heart that reaches people just like you, who want something unique and personal.

I do my best to get orders shipped within one to three days, and check orders multiple times each day to stay alert and fulfill purchases. I ship at least three times a week, if not more.

Currently, USPS shipping delays can at times be a problem, of which I have no control. Order early and thank you for having patience in your heart during this challenging time.

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.

Soon after opening The Nightjar, I welcomed boy/girl twins, and my life became hectic!. Instead of keeping The Nightjar open, I decided to reopen when my children grew up a bit.

Now it is 2022 and I have recently reopened my beloved Etsy shop. I hope the artwork I offer bring as much happiness, joy and connection as I had when I created them.
This body of work is my humble effort to ground our souls and calm our hearts and connect with the earth and our interconnected lives.

In hope for a renewed vision for our planet - we are all connected.

With gratitude,
Tarra Lyons

Wonderful News!

My artwork has been published in 2 new books produced by Jen Tough Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Both are available now on Blurb.com.

One book is called "Artists of the East Bay", and the other is called "Fun Size"

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 Jul 6, 2022

The NightJar is the name of my art studio shop in Northern California. Affordable high quality artwork and gifts are offered, including paintings, prints, needle felted sculptures, embroidery, and even jewelry. I create original one of a kind artwork which will not be found in big box stores.

All artwork listed here ships directly from my studio to you...Every day I am fortunate to live what I love to do-either teach art or create art. All items offered are handmade with love and care by me, Tarra Lyons.

My intent is to create art from my heart that reaches people just like you, who want something unique and personal.

I do my best to get orders shipped within one to three days, and check orders multiple times each day to stay alert and fulfill purchases. I ship at least three times a week, if not more.

Currently, USPS shipping delays can at times be a problem, of which I have no control. Order early and thank you for having patience in your heart during this challenging time.

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.

Soon after opening The Nightjar, I welcomed boy/girl twins, and my life became hectic!. Instead of keeping The Nightjar open, I decided to reopen when my children grew up a bit.

Now it is 2022 and I have recently reopened my beloved Etsy shop. I hope the artwork I offer bring as much happiness, joy and connection as I had when I created them.
This body of work is my humble effort to ground our souls and calm our hearts and connect with the earth and our interconnected lives.

In hope for a renewed vision for our planet - we are all connected.

With gratitude,
Tarra Lyons

Wonderful News!

My artwork has been published in 2 new books produced by Jen Tough Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Both are available now on Blurb.com.

One book is called "Artists of the East Bay", and the other is called "Fun Size"

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!

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About TheNightjar

Sales 523
On Etsy since 2008

Fine Art Gifts and Crafts for the special moments in your life!

Welcome to the Nightjar!! As a life long passionate artist and crafter, I created The Nightjar on Etsy in 2008 to make and share unique art, The shop also makes it possible to share one of a kind art in an affordable way. I am so proud of what I have accomplished!

I offer painting, prints, needle felted sculpture, embroidery, and holiday ornaments. Each art piece starts with the love I have to create and is completed with an attention to detail not found in mass produced products. New quality art work is listed often, throughout the year.

Thank you to my customers for valuing fine art and appreciating TheNightjar and the artwork in my shop! I appreciate you so much!

A little about my art background:

I began creating art when I was very little and started making “serious” art when I was around seven years old. I grew up in the Bronx, New York in a working-class neighborhood in an area that had very little to offer in terms of nurturing creative growth in children.

Spending time in the Arts and Crafts section of The Bronx Public Library was a haven and beacon of light for me. Art books opened a door to a universe of creative possibilities.

The majority of my time was spent one summer reading the art book “The Drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci”- I poured over this massive book, with its exquisite drawings for months until the librarian gently informed me I needed to let other have a chance at checking out the book. (insert shame face)

Da Vinci’s drawings inspire my own artwork to this very day- many of my paintings and drawings have themes of nature, I even have a tattoo of one of Da Vinci's Cat drawings on my forearm.

Today, I am fortunate to be an art professor, and I spend time teaching and demonstrating painting and drawing to help pass on the tradition of fine art making. I hope to keep this ancient tradition alive.

As a young adult I received a BFA in painting at Boston University, School for the Arts. This education was formal, and technical, and I learned a lot about drawing and painting from life that I would use for the rest of my life.

I received an MFA from California at California College of Art in Oakland, CA. where I explored painting and drawing more deeply as well as glass blowing and fusing. Here my approach to art became freer and more 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.

Thank you for visiting and happy shopping!

For more about my work and process please visit: www.tarralyons.studio
on Pinterest @TheNightjarshop

Shop members

  • Tarra

    Owner, Maker

    Hi There! I'm Tarra, the artist behind TheNightjar. I love all things handmade, and would love to share my creations with you!

  • BunBun

    Assistant

    BunBun is a support employee and Ace Fashion Model for TheNightjar

Shop policies

Last updated on August 7, 2022
Hello and welcome to my shop, TheNightjar! Here you will find original handmade artwork, needle felted sculptures, Jewelry, archival prints, one of a kind paintings in oil, watercolor, encaustic, and acrylic. NightJar art work is affordable and unique in its high quality and whimsical nature.
If you are looking for something personalized, please reach out and ask! I love to hear from customers and I aim to please.

Click the following link to see much larger scale oil and encaustic paintings. Thanks so much for stopping by! www.tarralyons.studio

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard 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
  • 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. Items shipped promptly upon receipt.
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, 2021, 2022 by Tarra Lyons.
Sale of Artwork does NOT transfer copyrights!
Privacy
Under the laws of many countries, including those in Europe, prior “express consent” from buyers is necessary to send marketing or promotional messages. Express consent means I will only send marketing messages if permission is indicated through consent, such as agreeing in an Etsy Convo or email to receive marketing messages from me. TheNightjar respects your privacy and will not contact customers unless asked to do so.

More information

Last updated on Aug 7, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

I would be happy to add any kind of gift wrapping for your purchase. Let me know specific details in a convo about special messages or wrapping you would like to include, and then consider it done.

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.

Needle felted art works are made from wool, so when cleaning know that these items would shrink if soaked with water, please do not use water if you would like to maintain the look of your sculpture. When cleaning, use a very soft brush to gently clean away debris, also, any brush with bristles may change the shape of your sculpture.

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.