shipping policy

Original paintings are shipped in archival protective packaging. Small sized works (under 18 inches on either side) require 1 day for processing, medium and large sized artworks require 2 days. Large sized artwork (36 inches or more on either side) will be shipped in a crate. If you live in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area, please let me know and I will deliver locally.


Returns/refunds policy

I want you to love your artwork, that's why I offer returns and refunds for online orders of original artwork. To help offset the cost of materials and time spent preparing the order, buyer is responsible for the cost of return shipping plus a 15% restocking fee. I can not issue returns/exchanges/refunds on prints and custom artwork.


visit the studio

Paints and Tea studio is open every First Friday of the month from 6 till 9:30 pm and by appointment. Sign up for my email list to receive news about upcoming exhibitions and sales. And follow Paints and Tea on Instagram @paintsandtea and @lidia.churakova.


custom murals

Bring a piece of my colorful world into your home or business by commissioning a mural. I work on both interior and exterior projects of  small (under 35 sq ft) to medium size (up to 500 sq ft). The process is simple: send me a message with your idea and the dimensions of the wall, and I will send you a quote. 

Classes and events

If you are interested in private classes or small group events, please send me a message. I am happy to share my skills with you and help you find your creative spark. I am also interested in hosting paint-togethers, and paint-alongs.