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Vicki on Dec 26, 20215 out of 5 stars
Amazing service and follow up on my delivery as my order nearly went all over the South Island lol but it all arrived beautifully packaged up with baskets all of which I absolutely love ❤️
Teri on Jun 9, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely stunning art! beautifully presented, with so much thought put into wrapping, the whole product was just stunning! Extremely happy with my purchase! 100% recommended buying from The pennydrops!
rebeccaa125 on Dec 31, 20205 out of 5 stars
What an outstanding experience purchasing from Mel at The Penny drops! My painting was packaged extremely well and arrived very quickly! But most of all my painting made me happy - it was beautiful and the quality was amazing. I will be back
reillyrobson on Jul 21, 20205 out of 5 stars
Love this bookmark! It arrived in Canada way quicker than I thought it would!
Jane on Dec 17, 20195 out of 5 stars
Mel is very talented and a true pleasure to deal with, very prompt in response and delivery. I absolutely love the piece, it is beautiful and Mel's technique is very clever. A piece I will treasure. Thank you Mel. Absolutely recommend purchasing from Mel without hesitation.
Rachel on Aug 10, 20185 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love my new artist's caddies - they're perfect for storing the embroidery supplies I need for all of my different projects :) It's so convenient just being able to grab the relevant basket and to have everything in the one place... and they're super cute and well made as well! Fantastic service as always :)
JM on Dec 13, 20175 out of 5 stars
Beautiful item, very well received as a gift and was delivered very promptly - thanks!
Tempe on Dec 10, 20175 out of 5 stars
Love the item and great service :) Would definitely shop again. Thank you
Claire on Nov 29, 20175 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much!!! My father in law is an artist and he loved it. Congrats on new baby!! And thanks for the bonus wreath!
Bre on Oct 24, 20175 out of 5 stars
The cutest little planter! Love it!
Great Art Makes a Great Home
Art is a simple but magical way to make our homes memorable and meaningful - rooms where we cherish time spent, spaces we relish inviting company into, walls that reflect our journey, style and unique character.
You might already have a home that's as unique as your signature double strength, low fat, caramel shot, soy frappe, or maybe you're a standard flat white, either way a piece of original art will be the sprinkles on top - the piece that finishes your room.
Yet 'thanks' to social media, Pinterest, your fave blogs etc, you might (rightly) feel overwhelmed by images of interiors that invite us to "get the look" or blogs that scare us with headlines like "5 common decor mistakes"... enough to confuse and paralyze the best of us, or induce bland cookie cutter spaces that lack, well, oomph.
At The Penny Drops I'll replace your decor question marks with exclamation points - in the form of original art that lingers, haunts and captivates.
In a world where consumerism is 'fast' and 'en masse', I consciously make art that will be enjoyed slowly, deliberately, thoughtfully. Art that will abide on walls, evoke conversations and linger in memories.
Choosing art for your home is about heart rather than head. Connecting with a piece instinctively is a special moment which often has a timeline of its own choosing or a surprising appearance.
It's my privilege to bring you The Penny Drops - and those moments. I am New Zealand-based artist Melanie McKenzie (nee Penny). I create from a small studio at the bottom of a small country at the bottom of the world.
For a while now my notebooks have been filled with faces and eyes - in fact as I'm writing this and referring to snippets of thoughts I've jotted down over the years - my musings are liberally interjected with loose sketches of people and characters. Yet, a browse of the items I've sold over my time on Etsy, will reveal landscape paintings, watercolour botanical art, rope vessels and even scarves!
The arrival of my fourth baby has rebirthed me as an artist and now I'm using precious (scarce!) creative moments to answer that calling - and finding the shadows and contours that give a face her drama and poignancy aren't that different to the shadows and contours that gave my landscape paintings their form and intrigue.
I aim to make art that will speak to you; that transgresses your eyes and moves straight to your heart.
You'll feel it.
When it 'clicks': when The Penny Drops.
Creative Director, Artist
I paint. Therefore I am.
Printful receive the orders, print and construct the order as necessary and dispatch.
Auckland, New Zealand
I personally photograph my hand painted art and submit my own designs to be printed as postcards/bookmarks by VistaPrint - enabling me to offer professional, quality cards at fair prices.
Customs and import taxes
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Digital downloads
- Items on sale
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for: