Hey y'all! I'm Caitlin Sheffer, and I'm just a little in love with flowers, watercolors, and Diet Dr. Pepper. I'm a mom by day, artist by night, and a proud cheesy romance movie enthusiast (here's looking at you, Hallmark channel). This is my happy corner of the internet where I share with you my latest watercolor projects, media features, and painting tutorials. Follow along on Instagram (@EmeraldandIvyStudios) for glimpses into my process, free downloads, and info about upcoming events!
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Based in Northern Virginia, United States.
Emerald & Ivy Studios
The name 'Emerald & Ivy Studios' came to me as I looked around my office one day and realized I really have a thing for the color green.
My house and garden are filled to the brim with plants that make me happy, and a lot of my home decor features various shades of emerald and dark green. Not surprisingly, my favorite paint colors to mix are blue-greens, and my favorite subject matter is loose botanicals with lots and lots of pretty foliage.
I've always been extremely creative (but extremely bad at math - I'm your typical right brained artsy girl), and began my career as a wedding and portrait photographer. My brides eventually started asking for help with their wedding invitations, which led to a side business in graphic design and bespoke stationery. As my business grew, I expanded to offer watercolor graphics to other designers in need of beautiful painted floral clipart. I found my true passion while holding a paint brush and shifted my focus to watercolor painting, bespoke work, and teaching online courses. It was a slow and winding journey to get where I am now, but I'm grateful for everything I learned and the skills I have built along the way!
"Creativity takes courage." -Henry Matisse
Caitlin has years of experience working with customers in the graphic design and custom stationery industry, and has garnered over 10,000 sales and 1,400+ 5 star reviews. She prides herself on excellent customer service and responding in a timely manner. She will work with you until you are 100% satisfied - and revisions are always included (though rarely needed, woohoo!).
If you have a custom project that you'd like to chat about, contact Caitlin below: