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**BLACK FRIDAY** Buy 2, Get 1 FREE: Mini Canvas, Tote Bags and 11x14 Paper
**BLACK FRIDAY** Buy 2, Get 1 FREE: Mini Canvas, Tote Bags and 11x14 Paper

If you have any specific questions email Hello@KayPopArt.com

ABOUT US

  

Kay Pop Art Studio became an official business in April 2014. I decided to quit my jobs and make my part-time hobby into my full time career. Being able to focus my time on creating new pieces of work and exhibiting at shows year round has been an amazing experience. I am still overwhelmed with happiness that as a self taught artist I can actually paint as my real, full time, everyday job.

Things did not start out this way. I didn’t just decide one day that I was going to be an artist. I have been painting and creating my whole life. I was the kid that was always making something my room was filled with my latest crafts and paintings. I have always been artistic. I remember back to Grade 2 and the teacher always picking me to draw things out on the board for her.

I was 7 years old when my love of pop culture began. My parents bought the local movie store in Morinville. Uptown Video became my second home. I was there everyday after school putting away movies and of course watching them. I have been an avid reader and movie watcher as far back as I can remember. Even at a young age my artwork started to revolve around what I was watching and reading.

It was in 2004 when I decided to try and sell my first works of art. I signed up at the St. Albert Farmers Market for a few weekends to see what happened. I was a fairly entrepreneurial at the age of fourteen but couldn’t have done it without the support of my dad. My dad was more than willing to help me sign up and think about all the logistics of having a booth. He bought my tent, tables, chairs, and even built the display boxes that I designed. I started off by selling my paintings on wooden boxes.

    

From 2004-2008 I had my seasonal booth at the Market and it was my main source of income through High School. It even funded my trip to Europe after I graduated. I packed my bags and became a nanny in Luxembourg. My year there consisted of being a nanny through the week and exploring the surrounding countries on the weekends. I had the opportunity to see the most amazing art galleries in the world and witness the masterpieces in person. This was a turning point in my perspective as an artist. I would sit for hours and just marvel at the detail and how the faces popped off of the canvas.

When I returned home I signed up for the market and began creating my first paintings in my black and white style. I have always loved the feeling of black and white photographs. They almost transport you to another place, like a book can. Starting out I was painting Black and White images on the blank canvas and then spreading blobs of color as an accent on the side. In 2009 I decided to participate in the first Make It Edmonton at the Kingsway Aviation Museum.

  

As much as I loved creating and selling my art I caught the “Travel Bug” and applied for a working holiday visa in Australia. I had another great year of traveling and experiencing different styles of work and cultures. After Australia I backpacked through New Zealand, South East Asia, China, India and Nepal. One of the many things I fell in love with in Asia was the textiles and the vibrant colors that made up the patterns. I ended up bringing quite a bit of fabric with varying styles and textures home with me to experiment with my art.

This is when my work really started becoming my own and taking shape. At first I tried sewing the fabric into the canvas then painting my black and white portraits on top. The sewing looked great but was very time consuming. A trip to Delta Art and Drafting Supply and I discovered Acrylic Gel Medium and forever my life was changed. It is amazing stuff and worked great with adhering fabric to the canvas.

  

As I worked more with the gel I became better with the technique of working with such a malleable product. It was the 2012 Edmonton International Fringe Festival that I made a custom painting using Newspaper clippings as the background instead of color and fabric.

This is when I came into my style and really started creating the works of art you see now. The idea to use comic and book pages behind the characters hit me like a ton of bricks. It was like “Why haven’t I been doing this all along?”

Using the original material of comic and book pages to make up the background represents how these characters were originally developed. The black and white paint popped against the colors and texture of the comic pages. I like using my work to explore the relationship between pop culture and our society. We develop relationships with the characters and worlds that are created through comics, books and movies. Being able to relate and sympathize with these characters is an art form in its own way. I try my best to capture the emotions of my favorite characters and transfer them to canvas.

Thanks to the support of people like you I’ve grown with my work and am able to create for you full time.

Thank you for buying local and supporting Edmonton Artists!

Best,

Kaytlyne Dewald

 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions please email me Hello@KayPopArt.com or use the "Chat with us" feature on the website for instant messaging. 

 

EDMONTON STUDIO PICK-UP

 

If you are located in Edmonton, Alberta we do offer local pick-up at our little backyard studio. This studio is located on our personal residence, please respect the posted times. We are now open Thursdays and Fridays 12-7pm from October 15th until December 18th, 2020. If your unable to make it during the posted hours we do offer curb-side pickup any day of the week. We usually need 24 hours notice to arrange pick-up but can sometime have it ready sooner, please message first if you have a tight timeline. 

Our studio is located centrally near Westmount, a pick-up day/time along with the address will be confirmed once the order is placed. 

 

CUSTOM WORK

Custom work is open while the pandemic has cancelled our regular show season. You can find all the sizes and more information Here

 

SHIPPING & RETURNS

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 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 personalized orders
  • Items on sale

 

Exchanges on Skirts:

We HIGHLY recommend you order a free skirt measuring tape before ordering your skirt if you do not have accurate measurements of your waist. Our sizes are NOT standard and the skirts are fitted. Getting the right size is important. 

If you order the wrong size Exchange shipping charges remain your responsibility.

Its tough on small businesses like mine as so many companies do free returns but it does cost us $15-20 every time we ship something with no other solutions. 

Returns and exchange details

Refunds are accepted within 14 days of you having received your item. Return shipping charges remain the buyer's responsibility. Refund will be given once I have received the item (painting, print, clothing, pillow...) in the same condition I sent it out in.

Custom item has a restocking fee that will not be refunded:
Phone Cases $10

Each case is custom printed with the image you choose on the model that you purchase. If a mistake was made on your end we can exchange but there is a $10 restocking fee. 

We DO NOT accept any cancellations. Once you order the item we sometimes start production as soon as it comes in. Items are hand-made an customized to your order. Please be sure of your purchase before you check out.
Shipping
CLOTHING:

Canada: Ships in 4-10 business days includes Tracking
United States: Ships in 5-10 business days *Only includes Tracking if chosen at checkout
International: Ships in 8-30 business days *Only includes Tracking if chosen at checkout

CANVAS PRINTS:

To ensure the canvas reaches you in the best condition, Two sheets of cardboard are custom cut for the front and back of painting. Package is bundled and wrapped in two layers of plastic and taped.
Canada: Ships in 4-10 business days includes Tracking
United States: Ships in 4-7 business days includes Tracking
International: Ships in 8-30 business days* DOES NOT INCLUDE Tracking
*but can take longer depending on the destination

PAPER PRINTS:

To ensure print reaches you in the best condition, it is sent with cardboard in a photo envelope or rolled up in a poster tube depending on the size.
Canada: Ships in 4-10 business days includes Tracking
United States: Ships in 4-14 business days- DOES NOT INCLUDE tracking.
International: 1-6 Weeks * Varies on country. Please message me if your international and we can go over your shipping options. DOES NOT INCLUDE Tracking


MUGS:

To ensure your new mug reaches you in the best condition, it is wrapped in bubble wrap and sent in a cardboard box.
Canada: Ships in 4-14 business days DOES NOT INCLUDE tracking.
United States: Ships in 4-10 business days includes Tracking
International: Ships in 8-30 business days* DOES NOT INCLUDE tracking.
*but can take longer depending on the destination

PHONE CASES:

To ensure your new phone case reaches you in the best condition, it is wrapped in a bubble wrap envelope.

Canada: Ships in 7-15 business days DOES NOT INCLUDE tracking.
United States: Ships in 4-10 business days DOES NOT INCLUDE tracking.
International: Ships in 8-30 business days* DOES NOT INCLUDE tracking.
*but can take longer depending on the destination

Additional policies and FAQs

Please allow up to a week for your order to be shipped. Most items are shipped in a day or two, but occasionally it does take up to a week.

Let me know if you need your purchase by a particular date, so we can work together to make sure that happens.