Clara Nilles is the artist behind these fun, colorful animal prints.  I’ve fallen in love with them!

Clara paints sea life, African animals, farm animals… she’s not afraid to tackle anything!  I’m an avid animal lover, but I never thought of having crabs on my wall.  However, after seeing Clara’s crab painting, I found myself thinking of where it would fit into my decor.  :)  I just LOVE the whimsical personality of her artwork!

You can imagine how delighted I was when Clara contacted me asking if I would do a review and feature of her work.  I couldn’t wait to receive the two canvas mini-prints she sent me.  They came to me in a manila envelope, each print well protected.  And they are even more beautiful in real life!

I decided to put the bigger Jelly Bean Giraffes on Pineapple (don’t you love that name?) print in Emma’s room because she immediately fell in love with the colored giraffes.  Here’s how it looks unframed (for the moment) and hanging above this shelf:

I love it!  I would so so so love to have a full-size version as a centerpiece to the room (or even in our living/dining room), wouldn’t you?

The Painted Ponies on Turquoise print went into my kitchen on one of my cupboard doors.  I get to see it every day now, and I love the added color.  I can see myself decorating around it – especially that gorgeous turquoise color!  Maybe someday when I have a kitchen of my own.  :)

I’m very pleased with these paintings.  The prints are top quality and the paintings themselves are whimsical and fun.  Love, love, love!

Want It?

You can buy her high-quality canvas mini-prints here.  They’re a little more spendy than her regular prints on heavy cardstock, which average at about $25-35.00.  The best way to order a regular print is to contact her directly asking for one!  See her full gallery at www.claranilles.com, and follow her blog here!

Enter to win a 13 x 17 signed giclee Jelly Bean Giraffes in Pineapple print!

Giveaway Closed.  Congrats to Julie M.!

{Prize} 13 x 17 Giraffe print
{Eligibility} Open to the US and Canada.  One person per household may enter this giveaway.  By entering this giveaway you indicate you have read and agreed to the contest rules found here.

{Mandatory Main Entry – do this before moving on to extra entries}

Look through Clara’s gallery, then come back here and tell me in a comment which painting is your favorite!

Optional Extra Entries – Get 1 extra entry for each unless otherwise noted:
(Leave a separate comment for each extra entry!)

  • Follow Clara’s blog.
  • Tell Clara in a comment here what animal(s) you would like to see her paint next!
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook or via email (copy me kindredspiritreviews at gmail dot com). (+1 each)
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  • Blog about this giveaway with a link to this giveaway and Clara’s website (http://www.claranilles.com)! (+5 extra)

Giveaway will be closed on July 15, 2011 at midnight PST and winner notified by email.  Winner will then have 48 hours to reply to my email or I will have to re-draw another winner.  Good luck, everyone!

I received the paintings reviewed in this post so that I could share my thoughts and experiences with you.  This post is 100% my own opinion and was not edited or reviewed by anyone.  I do not feel obligated to write a positive review – I’ll always share my honest thoughts!  :)

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