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Announcement    Colourful animal inspired paintings, prints and cards and unique handmade jewellery from British artist Denise Laurent.


Last updated on 05 Jan, 2018

Colourful animal inspired paintings, prints and cards and unique handmade jewellery from British artist Denise Laurent.



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About DeniseLaurentArt

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On Etsy since 2006

Accidental Jeweller And Painter Of Animals

I'm a really a painter, I love painting animals and birds. Exploring in paint a sense of dynamic movement as a cat leaps or the alert poise of a hare as he listens to the wind. I work in oils, mixed media and these days also in watercolour and inks. I love colour and I'm always trying new ideas in paint and other materials to get luscious, fabulous colour into my work. Colour brings us joy and makes the world an nicer place.
I'm based in London in the UK where I paint, make prints and cards from my paintings and sometimes venture into bags, cushions and other fun things too, like brooches.

The Accidental Jeweller
Recently I've started making jewellery and it's become a bit of a hobby. It was accidental really. I wanted to experiment with some new techniques and materials, I had tried these paints and metallics on some autumn leaf paintings and they were beautiful but very expensive to make. I am sooo addicted to autumn leaves! When the next autumn season arrived I needed to do some more leaves to feed my habit.

I loved the colour and pattern I was getting from the paints but I needed a much smaller canvas to work on. I cut myself some leaf shapes and played with those. They worked well and those first experiments became the brooches, a sort of wearable art. After all if you love it you should be able to take it with you. And I did, I pinned the new leaf brooches on my hat. :-)

Encouraged by the leaves I started making foxes, cats, dogs, badgers and hares. I shared photos of those first experiments on Facebook and suddenly had orders and special requests. One day somebody stopped me in the street and asked about the brooches on my hat and bought one then and there. This happens so often now that my other half refers to my hat, rather snippily, as the 'mobile shop'.

That's how I accidentally started making jewellery in my spare time, once a day of painting is over.

I do commissions so if you'd like something made specially for you, either a painting or a piece of jewellery do get in touch.

Find Me
On twitter as @DeniseLaurent
On instagram as @paintedcat.

I have two pages on Facebook which is a bit confusing I know, ThePaintedCatArt is my purely cat art page, DeniseLaurentArt is everything else.

I'd love to see you there, do stop by and say hi. :-)

Shop members

  • Denise


    Cats, hares and other animal themed art from British artist Denise Laurent.

Production partners

  • handmade bags and scarves

    London, England

    They make bags and scarves to my design

  • A fine art framer

    London, England

    I use a fine art printer / framer to make my stretched and framed canvas prints.

Shop policies

Last updated on 07 April, 2016
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 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 personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I am happy to accept returns, just contact me within 14 days of delivery
Please ship returns back to me within 30 days by TRACKED mail.

Custom orders can't be returned unless they arrive damaged or defective.

If disaster strikes and your item arrives damaged during shipping please take a photograph of the problem and contact me immediately via Etsy and I will be happy to help, either with a replacement or a refund.

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs and items must be returned by tracked mail. If returning an item from outside the UK please clearly mark parcel with 'RETURNED GOODS' so that any customs fees are not applied to the returned items.
If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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You can pay with a credit cards through Etsy or PayPal. Your payment information is secure. Sellers don't receive your credit card information from either Etsy or Paypal.
I am UK based and I try to ship items within 3-5 working days. I always use tracked mail.

I ship by First Class Signed For or Special Delivery: 1-2 days from dispatch.

By International TRACKED Airmail: approximately 5-10 days from dispatch, sometimes longer depending on your local postal service.

Busy holiday periods could take a little longer.

Buyers are responsible for any customs or duties fees that may apply.

Do contact me if you have any questions.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each piece of jewellery is a handmade, unique piece. To keep it looking its best, please avoid chlorine and harsh chemicals. Clean gently with a soft cloth so as not to scratch the surface. Please don't leave it underwater or wear in the sea.