Monday, November 30, 2015

Holiday Sale 2015

Hey there, DawgArt fans and friends! Bet you were wondering when DawgArt would have its annual holiday sale. We could have taken advantage of the craziness of Black Friday, the growing popularity of Small Business Saturday, or the relatively new Cyber Monday. But we figured, why not give you a little longer to shop? Never fear -- the time is here.

Looking for that perfect gift for that special someone? Or even for yourself! This week only, get gift certificates and original studio paintings* in the DawgArt Etsy shop for 20% OFF. Just use this coupon code at checkout:


This sale has been extended, due to popular demand. Order your gift certificate today!

Want to know more?

Gift certificates are a great way to present the joy of custom artwork, a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable gift! Gift certificates can be redeemed by the recipient for a custom pet portrait. The recipient will provide the photos of their pet and complete the process at their convenience. Gift certificates are 8.5 x 11 full-color, with examples of artwork, a customized message for your recipient, and instructions on how to complete the commission. I can even send you the image of the gift certificate through email, so that you can print it for gift giving at the last minute. Going through the commission process with DawgArt is fun and exciting, and makes a unique experience for your loved ones that will be capped off by a beautiful piece of artwork that will be treasured for years to come.


You can get 20% off the price of an original painting currently in the DawgArt studio. These are pieces I've painted for exhibitions, shows, and as parts of series. All original paintings are acrylic on canvas, created entirely with traditional methods by me in the studio. Perfect for the art collector, or fan of a specific breed.

Here are the links you need:

Don't forget to check out with coupon code: happyhowlidays15

*Please note: This sale does not apply to custom artwork to be completed for the holidays. This sale only applies to gift certificates to be redeemed after Christmas, and preexisting paintings from the DawgArt studio. 

My waiting list for Christmas is closed and I am not accepting any new commissions for holiday completion, UNLESS you wish to pay exorbitant rush fees. If you do wish to pay for a rush, feel free to email me.

Friday, October 2, 2015

DawgArt Calendar!

Wondering what calendar to get for 2016?

Great news!

My Dog Spot in Pasadena, California is sponsoring the first DawgArt calendar. It will feature 12 colorful, all-new, DawgArt, pet-portrait paintings! A portion of the proceeds will, of course, go to charity: Yorkie Rescue of America and Southern California Cat Adoption Tails.

The calendars are in preorder. Click here (and scroll down) to order yours today!

In the meantime, if you'd like your own painting (Christmas is coming!), click here for all the info.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

DawgArt ABC Book

I've finally started work on the DawgArt ABC book. Every original painting will be available for sale, as well as prints in the Etsy shop here and eventually customizable posters with the entire series.

I'm painting them all on 11x14 inch canvases. Here are the first two paintings in the series!

Aqua Afghan Hound

Apple Green Airedale Terrier

What a fun and silly project. Which breeds would you like to see? Any suggestions?

Sunday, August 30, 2015

New Book AND Painting Classes - DawgArt style!

The new art technique instruction book for kids, DIY Dog Portraits, is available for preorder on Amazon! It features eight techniques for capturing your favorite canine's likeness, including a step-by-step DawgArt project! Perfect for the budding artist who loves animals OR for a DawgArt collector.

In other news:

I have had a few people express interest in an online class teaching painting techniques in acrylic. Paint-along classes! If you're one of these people, time to get excited.

Anyone interested in doing an online class with me, please email me at [at] gmail [dot] com. Once I have a list of interested folks, I will move forward with putting together logistics. Share this news with your creative friends!

(For those in the valley -- metro-Phoenix area -- I may be starting in-person classes too. I'll keep you updated on that.)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fawn the Cow Art Auction Fundraiser for Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Bidding has started:

Meet Fawn, the sweetie cow from Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, an animal rescue located in Woodstock, New York.

Fawn captured the heart of people everywhere with her beautiful spirit and inspirational story. You can read it here. Or watch this video.

I created an original painting of Fawn, and DawgArt is having an art auction to help raise money for the direct care of the rescued animals at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. Here's the painting:

It's 16x20 inches, acrylic on canvas. It will arrive wired and ready to hang. 

If you don't have a budget for original art, you can buy a print. Proceeds from the sales of prints will go to Woodstock as well. Here's the link to the DawgArt Etsy shop.

80% of the proceeds will be donated to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.

What are you waiting for? Run over to eBay and bid now!

And please share to spread the word!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cecil the Lion Art Auction & Fundraiser for WILDCRU

*Update 19 Sept 2015: We succeeded in raising hundreds of dollars for WildCru. Thank you for all of your support!


"My name is Alicia from Dawgart and this is a painting I made of Cecil the Lion. We are doing a fundraiser to raise money for the Wildlife Conservation Rescue Unit aka which is the program that was monitoring Cecil. We're going to donate 80% of the proceeds from the sale of this piece.

I hope to raise awareness. When you look at the numbers of how many are left it's staggering. Animals have a lot to teach us and their energy is so pure and vibrant and that’s what I try to capture on canvas. There’s been a lot of outrage over this incident. I’m the type of person that likes to propagate love instead of hate. That’s what my artwork is about. I would hope that instead of people rising up in hate, they would rise up together to accomplish a goal which would be to preserve these animals for future generations. The only way that we’re going to be able to save some of these species is if we make a concentrated effort to do so."

A beloved African lion named Cecil, who lived in the Hwange National Park, was illegally baited away from the park and killed on July 1st, 2015. Cecil, with his black-fringed mane, and the rest of his pride, have been studied by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) in a program that has run since 1999. Cecil's movements have been monitored by tracking device as part of the study since 2008. Cecil's death has resulted in public outrage all over the world.

As an animal advocate, I found Cecil's death to be disturbing, bringing to the forefront of my mind the delicate and precarious hold that these big cats, and other endangered animals have here on 
Earth. I am sickened by the idea that my grandchildren could live in a world where these animals no longer exist.

As a painter, I often focus on the natural world and our relationship to it. I use bright colors to convey the intense energy these creatures embody. Through the colorful palette, I hope to capture the essence of living things, their purity, and their vibrance. 

I've created a painting of Cecil.

This piece was painted to honor the memory of Cecil the Lion, and to raise money for the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), an organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of these animals.

80% of the proceeds from the sale of "Cecil" will be donated to WildCRU.

The piece is 16x20 inches, acrylic on canvas, wired and ready to hang.

If you can't afford original art, you can get a print of Cecil's painting here in the Etsy shop. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of prints will also be donated to WildCRU.

Please share this post on all your social media outlets and help spread the word!