Cocoa Butter en Violette


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Inspired by flat tins of cosmetics sold in a French department store emblazoned with fancy ladies pampering themselves; afro hair perfectly preened; and the basic ingredient of skin care products in a Caribbean household: Cocoa Butter.

I have used a unique blend of hand-stamping using a ShayGon Original Stamp in a design of bubbles and traditional painting to create an afro-illustrative-silhouette artwork. It was an cool process because each stage of creating it brought a new dimension to the image I had in my head. I'm quite please with the result because it reflects the mood and reality of a daily routine within my culture. The media calls it moisturising... we simply call it "creaming your skin".

The Little Details:
* Type: Original painting - Ready for Postage
* Size: 35cm x 25cm x 3.5cm approx
* Medium: Acrylic
* Base: 100% Cotton Canvas stretched over a wood frame
* Ready to Hang
* Certificate of authentication provided with purchase.

Your order will be mailed out using Royal Mail or Courier within 3 working days of receiving your cleared payment. If your order is urgent please contact me before making your purchase and I will strive to accommodate your request!

Packaged to arrive in perfect condition, wherever you are in the world.

Thank you for Liming with :: ShayGon ::

Melanie “Shay” LaRocque

Cocoa Butter en Violette (c)2010 Melanie "Shay" LaRocque. All rights reserved.


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International buyers should use PayPal only until further reliable options become available. You don't need to sign up to Paypal to use this service, and can pay directly through the site using a credit card.


An Artwork is truely invaluable and I appreciate that many of you may want to purchase an item from the shop, but cannot pay the entire amount straight away. If this applies to you, please contact me to arrange a payment policy (no interest or additional costs involved).

My basic policy consists of three "evenish" payments:
1st Payment - 30% of cost
2nd Payment - 30% of cost
Final Payment - 40% of cost plus postage.

If you change your mind after making any payments, these will be refunded to you in full subject to any admin costs incurred. Such costs will be mutually agreed before the refund is processed.

Shipping from United Kingdom


All items are shipped using the Royal Mail's Airsure service (international purchases) or Royal Mail's 1st Class Service or Signed For Service (domestic purchases). They usually take between 3 -7 working days to reach their destinations. If you require a quicker delivery time, please convo be before making your purchase so I can provide you with a new shipping quote.

Extra Large items will be sent by courier - either Royal Mail's Airsure Service, FEDEX or DHL.

If you require something to be sent as a gift, please inform me at the time of placing your order. I can gift wrap the item and include a special card. This service is free.


My Refunds and Exchange policy is simple:

As long as an item has been returned in a good condition (at your own cost), I will refund the actual cost of the item within 24 hours of receiving it back. This does not include any Post & Packaging fees previously paid.

So if you would like to cancel, return or exchange an item, contact me via the contact seller button or convo on the shop or email at



- To avoid a heart attack or aneurysm, please keep the wire cards out of the reach of children. They appreciate the colours and fine detailing too!

- Custom items based on sold or currently available items will never be exact replicars of their inspiration. The organic nature of my work processes make this impossible...

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