WhimsicalWildStudios

Whimsical Art & Wild Nature Photography

Warner, South Dakota 576 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (166)

WhimsicalWildStudios

Whimsical Art & Wild Nature Photography

Warner, South Dakota | 576 Sales

Lauren Pretorius

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Lauren Pretorius

Announcement    Featuring Whimsical Original Paintings Paired with a Collection of Wildlife and Landscape Photography all by Artist and Photographer Lauren Pretorius. Thanks for stopping!

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Last updated on Aug 17, 2019

Featuring Whimsical Original Paintings Paired with a Collection of Wildlife and Landscape Photography all by Artist and Photographer Lauren Pretorius. Thanks for stopping!

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About WhimsicalWildStudios

Sales 576
On Etsy since 2013

Creativity is My Passion!

For most of my life I have been driven by two very strong passions: painting and photography.

As an oil painter, I focus my attention on the humble everyday objects that we can so easily overlook. I attempt to shed light upon the beauty of the food in our kitchen, the quiet flowers in a vase, and the charming reflections of a simple teapot. I also have an affectionate draw to the humorous and the whimsical. This theme can be seen scattered across my portfolio; cheeky rubber duckies, goldfish in light bulbs and anthropomorphized inanimate objects combined with smooth gradients that play with light and shadow create for a more interesting and fun piece of work. I normally don’t have a solid intention with my works, preferring to display things as they are, but in a different light. I do hope, however, that the simple fusion of humble beauty, tactile softness, and bright energy of these simple objects can bring a smile or even a bit of a chuckle to someone’s day.

My photography work is inspired completely by nature. The thrill of the varied unknown on every photography trip fuels my fire. The light, shadow, atmosphere and actions of my subject are always bound to create a unique and memorable capture with each outing. I spend all of my photography time snapping pics of wildlife and scenery in the outdoors. Whether it be in the wilds of Africa, the towering landscapes of the Rocky Mountains, or even the flat prairies of my home state of South Dakota... I will be found with camera at hand!

Shop members

  • Lauren Pretorius

    Owner, Artist, Photographer

    Artist | Wildlife Photographer | Adventure Seeker

Production partners

  • Print Shop

    Minneapolis, MN

    Assists in the printing of handmade gallery wrapped canvas prints.

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Last updated on Oct 17, 2019
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Sizing details

Print and canvas sizes can be found in the individual listings. Sizes are in inches and refer to the printed image. There is an additional white boarder on all paper prints 16" x 20" and smaller.

Return Exceptions

Gallery Wrapped Canvas prints cannot be returned or exchanged. However, if your print has been damaged in transit or if there is a quality issue, please contact me to arrange for a replacement. You may be asked to provide a photo for proof of damage.

Do you do commissions or custom paintings?

Not at this time. Although I absolutely love working on special projects, I have been blessedly busy with running my Etsy Shop and my second passion of wildlife photography.