waxandwane

Earth Sky Art

London, United Kingdom · 2 Sales

waxandwane

Earth Sky Art

London, United Kingdom 2 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Hi! I'm Helen, and I've been painting and drawing all my life. I've always been very emotionally moved by beauty, and painting is an affirming and nourishing activity for me - an active meditation. I love rich colours, portraits, magical realism, and decorative abstracts.

My family tell me that I won the Cadbury's Young Artist of the Year award when I was four years old - I don't remember doing so, but I think they still have the painting somewhere. I've come along way since then, but creating beautiful images has never stopped being important to me.

I grew up in the East Midlands, and I've always had a love of the natural world - particularly the wistful green landscapes, hidden corners and magical history of the English countryside. Art was my favourite subject at school, and I spent four times as long on it as any other subject, but sadly after my AS Level (I got an A star, by the way) I succumbed to adult pressure and dropped it in favour of more 'sensible' subjects.

Although I wasn't doing an art degree, I continued to draw and paint in my spare time throughout university, and I taught myself graphic and web design too. When I graduated I started work as a freelance designer, and when I started posting artworks online, people started buying them. I've been selling paintings online and doing commissions and custom pieces for ten years. All my professional work is based around creating visual beauty, and I work fine and decorative art into my life whenever I get the chance - from making installations at clubnights or decor for festivals to doing painting with my friends' kids and organising arts and craft fairs.

I paint at home, in my living room, listening to music - it's an activity I've always found healing and therapeutic. The amount of time I have to paint waxes and wanes - hence the name of this store - but when I'm painting, I'm at my happiest.

Beauty is one of the things that makes life worth living - and one of the best things we can do as humans is to leave the world a more beautiful than we found it. Whenever I see something gorgeous, my first impulse is to paint it. I hope you like the little snatches of beauty I have captured here - and that owning one will make you as happy as making it made me!

I love custom orders, so if there's a space on your wall begging for some colour, or if a loved one has a birthday coming up, get in touch and let me know what you're after. I don't charge the earth, and am happy to involve you closely in the creative process if you have something specific in mind - or equally happy to do my own thing if you want to give me free reign! Either way I'll keep you informed and send you work in progress pics throughout.

You can check out my sold pieces and past commissions at www.earthskyart.com.

Helen xx

helen [!at] earthskyart.com
www.earthskyart.com

Announcement

Hi! I'm Helen, and I've been painting and drawing all my life. I've always been very emotionally moved by beauty, and painting is an affirming and nourishing activity for me - an active meditation. I love rich colours, portraits, magical realism, and decorative abstracts.

My family tell me that I won the Cadbury's Young Artist of the Year award when I was four years old - I don't remember doing so, but I think they still have the painting somewhere. I've come along way since then, but creating beautiful images has never stopped being important to me.

I grew up in the East Midlands, and I've always had a love of the natural world - particularly the wistful green landscapes, hidden corners and magical history of the English countryside. Art was my favourite subject at school, and I spent four times as long on it as any other subject, but sadly after my AS Level (I got an A star, by the way) I succumbed to adult pressure and dropped it in favour of more 'sensible' subjects.

Although I wasn't doing an art degree, I continued to draw and paint in my spare time throughout university, and I taught myself graphic and web design too. When I graduated I started work as a freelance designer, and when I started posting artworks online, people started buying them. I've been selling paintings online and doing commissions and custom pieces for ten years. All my professional work is based around creating visual beauty, and I work fine and decorative art into my life whenever I get the chance - from making installations at clubnights or decor for festivals to doing painting with my friends' kids and organising arts and craft fairs.

I paint at home, in my living room, listening to music - it's an activity I've always found healing and therapeutic. The amount of time I have to paint waxes and wanes - hence the name of this store - but when I'm painting, I'm at my happiest.

Beauty is one of the things that makes life worth living - and one of the best things we can do as humans is to leave the world a more beautiful than we found it. Whenever I see something gorgeous, my first impulse is to paint it. I hope you like the little snatches of beauty I have captured here - and that owning one will make you as happy as making it made me!

I love custom orders, so if there's a space on your wall begging for some colour, or if a loved one has a birthday coming up, get in touch and let me know what you're after. I don't charge the earth, and am happy to involve you closely in the creative process if you have something specific in mind - or equally happy to do my own thing if you want to give me free reign! Either way I'll keep you informed and send you work in progress pics throughout.

You can check out my sold pieces and past commissions at www.earthskyart.com.

Helen xx

helen [!at] earthskyart.com
www.earthskyart.com

Helen Senua

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Helen Senua

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Anonymous on Dec 25, 2007

5 out of 5 stars

Very beautiful original painting on canvas!! A very talented artist!! Thank you so much, Helen!!

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Painting is my meditation.

Hi! I'm Helen, and I've been painting and drawing all my life. My family tell me that I won the Cadbury's Young Artist of the Year award when I was four years old - I don't remember doing so, but I think they still have the painting somewhere. I've come along way since then, but creating beautiful images has never stopped being important to me.

I grew up in the East Midlands, and I've always had a love of the natural world - particularly the wistful green landscapes, hidden corners and magical history of the English countryside. Art was my favourite subject at school, and I spent four times as long on it as any other subject, but sadly after my AS Level (I got an A star, by the way) I succumbed to adult pressure and dropped it in favour of more 'sensible' subjects.

Although I wasn't doing an art degree, I continued to draw and paint in my spare time throughout university, and I taught myself graphic and web design too. When I graduated I started work as a freelance designer, and when I started posting artworks online, people started buying them. I've been selling paintings online and doing commissions and custom pieces for ten years. All my professional work is based around creating visual beauty, and I work fine and decorative art into my life whenever I get the chance - from making installations at clubnights or decor for festivals to doing painting with my friends' kids and organising arts and craft fairs.

Painting nourishes my soul, and it's always been a healing and therapeutic activity for me - an active meditation. I paint at home, in my living room, listening to music, and I love rich colours, portraits, magical realism, and decorative abstracts. The amount of time I have to paint waxes and wanes - hence the name of this store - but when I'm painting, I'm at my happiest.

Beauty is one of the things that makes life worth living - and one of the best things we can do as humans is to leave the world a more beautiful than we found it. Whenever I see something gorgeous, my first impulse is to paint it. I hope you like the little snatches of beauty I have captured here - and that owning one will make you as happy as making it made me.

I love custom orders, so if you want to commission a beautiful gift, something to brighten your home or an artwork to commemorate a personal milestone, let me know! The best way to get in touch is by email to helen [!at] earthskyart.com. Affordable pricing is a priority for me, so let me know your budget and I'll see what I can do. :)

Check out my sold pieces and past commissions at www.earthskyart.com.

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    Hi! I'm Helen, and I'm an artist and designer based in London, UK. Painting nourishes my soul, and it's always been a healing and therapeutic activity for me. I love rich colours, portraits, magical realism, and decorative abstracts.

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Last updated on March 17, 2011
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to check out my policies. Please don't hesitate to send me a message - I don't bite, I'll get back to you promptly. I'd much rather you asked if you were uncertain about anything!

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Payment
I prefer PayPal, or bank transfer if you can transfer to a UK account. If you'd like to use direct transfer please message me and I'll send you the relevant details.

Some of my prices are fixed, and that's the lowest I can possibly offer for a certain artwork. Others are more flexible. If a piece catches your eye but the list price is too high, message me and make an offer. I promise not to be offended, and I might say yes!

I'm happy to negotiate sales outside Etsy if you'd rather not pay in dollars. Send me a message and we'll work something out.
Shipping
All paintings are carefully wrapped in protective packaging. Small artworks on paper are pressed between two pieces of stiff card to prevent creasing; larger artworks on paper are rolled and posted in a secure postal tube. Canvases are carefully protected with bubble wrap, with an extra stiff cardboard layer on the outside if required. All artworks are packaged with love, a certificate of authenticity, and a handwritten note.

UK orders are sent by first class post. Special or recorded delivery can be requested if you want to be extra sure it'll arrive safely - I'll let you know the extra cost and you can send it with the rest of your payment.

International orders are all sent recorded delivery. The cost of this is factored into the shipping cost.

If you're based in London and would like to arrange collection in person, feel free to message me! I'll get back to you and we can work out a convenient time and place. My first suggestion will probably be the Pembury Tavern near Hackney Downs station, but if that's difficult for you, let me know and we'll work out somewhere more accessible.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you're not happy with your item for any reason, contact me within 7 days of receiving the item and we'll work something out. I will do my utmost to make sure you're satisfied.
Additional policies and FAQs
I regularly accept commissions for custom artworks. If you see something you like, but would prefer it to be different, send me a message and let me know your thoughts. I'm delighted to take orders for bespoke artworks and I price my time the same as for all my paintings.

Or perhaps you can't afford a painting you like, and want to order a smaller/cheaper version? No problem - let me know your budget and I'll work with you.

I'm happy to recreate sold pieces from my website gallery if you like something that's gone. Just message me and let me know what you've got your eye on. Alternatively, you might want to consider ordering a fine art print of the piece you like.

If you have your eye on an artwork, but your budget doesn't stretch to buying it today, send me a message. I'm willing to hold artworks for a certain amount of time if you express interest.

Thanks very much for reading, and I hope you enjoy browsing my art!

xx