Buying anything on Etsy can be overwhelming. But buying art? It’s so intimidating that it can sometimes make you feel like it’s not even worth trying, there are so many a lot to browse. Yet it is for this exact reason that the market deserves to be one of the first places you look for unique pieces for your home. There’s literally something for everyone – you just need time and determination to find these amazing Etsy art stores.
Unfortunately, not everyone has that luxury (or willingness to shop). But knowing the treasures that lurk in Etsy’s endless depths, TZR dug in for you and compiled a list of a few favorites. It’s by no means entirely comprehensive – after all, there are thousands, if not millions, of stores on the platform. However, it includes a range of popular and very creative options that many people love, from quirky oil landscapes to painted silk wall hangings.
It’s never a good idea to hit Etsy without a plan, especially when it comes to finding a treasure in its wealth of wall art. Here, some of the best stores to help simplify your shopping journey.
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Mina Okamura is the photographer behind MOPhotographyPrints, a photo shop of her travels around the world. Although there is a bit of life to his work, it also contains a quiet stillness through its subdued colors and careful composition. Prints are made to order and are professionally printed by Giclée on archival fine art matte paper.
Price scale: About $15 to $185
DESEDAMAS brings together the respective silk painting and textile art skills of sisters Cecília and Mercè González. Originally from Spain, they decided to join their talents years ago to experiment with art and develop their own techniques. So their store is full of silk, which they hand-paint, dye, sew and print, resulting in colorful textile art like you’ve never seen before.
Price scale: Around $160 to $2,400
Nonily is a digital download shop on Etsy featuring affordable graphic arts. Themes include women, travel, nature, food and more, so if you have a specific interest in mind there are plenty of creations to explore. Nonily’s works are mostly quite simple, but with their beautiful use of color and negative space, they are endlessly interesting to look at.
Price scale: $7.99 for digital downloads
Editorial and fine art photographer Desirée Pfeiffer creates images that, according to her website, “tell a story or, at the very least, allow the viewer to imagine a larger storyline beyond the image itself. “. On her Etsy page, you’ll find brightly colored still lifes (mostly flowers) that are so artistic and imaginative they could pass for paintings. If you want something colorful and unusual, this is the place to look.
Price scale: About $40 to $350
WeavingSoulStudio, based in Ukraine, was founded by artist Olha, who designs and manufactures minimalist textile art, baskets and more. If you’re looking for soft neutrals and clean-lined pieces, head here; each embroidered canvas in the shop has very sober colors and basic geometric shapes. Currently, 10% of every order will also be donated to help the Ukrainian military and rescue animals left behind in areas where there is fighting.
Ranran Design by Spanish designer Belen Senra has a specific approach: using traditional textile techniques to create contemporary designs. The resulting macrame and woven wall hangings therefore look both old and new. With an abundance of intricate textures and details, this isn’t your average wall art, making the pieces the ultimate statement makers.
Price scale: Around $350 to $3,900
Brittnee Lavender is the creator of CityandFlowerCollage and describes herself as “a forward-thinking artist and reinvented person with a thirst to share past images of black and brown humanity”. In her current collages, that’s exactly what you’ll find – they feature vintage photos mixed into scenes that represent “Lavender’s own offbeat, romanticized point of view.” The purchases also benefit an important cause: CityandFlowerCollage makes quarterly contributions to change colora non-profit civil rights organization.
Price scale: About $15 to $115
Portland, Oregon-based Krista McCurdy describes herself as a rule breaker – which actually led her to develop the wet cyanotype process she uses to create her art. That’s why his pieces feature a range of colors and visual textures that differ from traditional blue and white cyanotype printing, and why the botanical artwork in his Etsy shop is so unique. Luckily, McCurdy also makes his designs fairly accessible: digital downloads are available for less than $10, and you can purchase original works for around $100.
Price scale: About $5 to $140
Georgian artist Amanda Tanner creates what she calls “place portraits”, i.e. landscape paintings that “capture the essence of meaningful places”. With their deep layers of color and blurry shapes, they feel truly moving in a way that makes them look like a keepsake on canvas, and that’s true for both his prints and his originals.
Price scale: Around $30 to $3,900
Very little information is available about StudioIOLA, but you don’t need to know its context to see that this art is worth buying. His abstract plaster paintings are sculptural and 3D, making them the perfect way to add unexpected texture to walls and rooms in your gallery. However, each piece is crafted entirely with neutrals, so they won’t overwhelm any space. This is definitely a shop for minimalists at heart.
Price scale: About $280 to $870
Lemons and Yarn on Etsy is run by Heli Savila, a perforated fiber artist based in Helsinki. Savila’s work focuses on abstract paintings with thread, and she primarily uses soft, calming colors. Her pieces seem somewhat supernatural in a serene way and feature unique textures and shapes that you won’t find elsewhere.
Price scale: About $50 to $1,300