Terrapin and Toad
We sell paintings, prints and illustrated paper goods. Our whimsical, colourful artworks feature an array of creatures and characters, from witches and dragons to sushi-guzzling bears.
Martinus' work is inspired and influenced by fairy tales, folk music and the people and landscapes of the Western Cape. He also has a particular affinity for drawing aliigators and crocodiles.
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About the designer
Welcome to the Terrapin and Toad studio. We're Martinus and Natasha, we live in Stellenbosch, South Africa with our little dog Jeff. Martinus is the artist and Natasha runs the business side of our shop.
The name Terrapin and Toad refers to a verse in the Woody Guthrie recording of "Cumberland Gap".
Our whimsical, colourful artworks feature an array of creatures and characters, from witches and dragons to sushi-guzzling bears. Martinus' work is inspired and influenced by fairy tales, folk music, and the people and landscapes of the Western Cape. He also has a particular affinity for drawing alligators and crocodiles.
Martinus loves working with pencil, Gouache and watercolours on paper. We believe the slight imperfections one finds in a handmade artwork is what gives it character and makes it uniquely human.
Our artwork is perfect for kids rooms, animal lovers and young fun-loving couples. We have a range of products; original paintings, prints and stationery with new art being created regularly. Custom work is welcome, so please send us a message if you're looking for something personal.
Thank you for stopping by. If you want to see more of our daily life and sneak peeks of new work, please find us on social media. We love meeting new people.
All orders will be sent via courier or post office with tracking numbers so you can see where your package is.
If you're concerned about a package taking a very long time to arrive, please contact us and we will try to track it down for you. Our shipping fees cover postage and packaging. We use clean, used boxes to reinforce our packages to prevent damage.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you decide to cancel an order, please contact us as soon as possible. We will gladly refund you in full for cancellations. If the order has already shipped, it will have to be returned before we issue your refund.
If you would like to return an item, for any reason, please contact us as soon as possible. You will have to return the item and you will receive a refund, minus shipping fees when we have received it. Please note that we accept returns up to two weeks after you have received the item. The item doesn't have to be returned within two weeks, but please let us know that you would like to return or exchange it.
We do our best to make sure our packages are reinforced and will arrive safely, but if your item is damaged when you receive it, please contact us to arrange for a replacement to be sent to you.