woodland vignettes

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woodland vignettes

112 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Alison Chase

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Alison Chase


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Irene Zimmerman

Irene Zimmerman on Mar 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Came quickly and was nicely wrapped!

Laura Conner

Laura Conner on Apr 7, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

My friend absolutely adores this painting. I sent it for her birthday and it arrived exactly on time, carefully packaged and with a gorgeous hand-lettered card included. I highly recommend the Tortoise Shell Studio and look forward to more delights from this artist.

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Woodland Silhouette Art by Alison Chase

I grew up like a vast number of suburban kids, thinking a forest might be the group of trees at the edge of the neighborhood. It wasn't until college in upstate New York, and later, for many years in Chadds Ford, PA when running miles into vast wooded areas and along rivers revealed a deep connection I have to the shapes, shadows and emotions of the deciduous forest and the creatures who dwell there. While I've been making art amidst the amazing distractions of raising children and the less-wonderful distraction of keeping a day-job, I've been fortunate to live in a place where I see the silhouette of the tree line, and not cell towers. It's in the sublime company of the forest that I make art connected to a story I derive from day to day interactions with it, watching seasons changing, compositions formed and lost. Over and over this relationship yields inspiring insights, and while we enjoy it as a family, I often think each of us takes something different away. I like to think that when someone buys a work of mine on etsy, they might be preserving a page from my ongoing creative diary with that forest.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 17, 2013
Welcome to tortoiseshell, where I create decorative artwork inspired by nature, animals, and silhouette forms. Each item is hand-crafted by me with great care and attention to detail in my home studio. Thanks for stopping in and enjoy browsing. And thank you for supporting handmade crafts.

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Item will arrive wrapped in brown paper. If you need a small note included for gift giving, please place the request in the message to seller at check out.

Items will be shipped USPS priority mail. Please let me know if you would like delivery confirmation. In most cases, packages will be shipped within 3 business days upon receipt of payment.

If expedited shipping is needed, let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your needs.
Refunds and Exchanges
Sorry, but I do not offer refunds or exchanges as all pieces are one of a kind and true to their pictures. Please read the descriptions carefully. If, for any reason, you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact me immediately and we will work together to find a happy resolution.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to take custom orders. Please convo me with the details of your request and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

My work is created in a non-smoking, animal friendly environment.