Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Christmas is coming!

Holiday shopping season is upon us.


Let me tell you a story. It's a heart-warming Christmas story.

Imagine, you are exchanging gifts with your loved one. They give you a nice sweater, or a gift card to that restaurant you like. You are super happy, because who doesn't like a nice sweater?


Then they're looking at you with that look. You know the look. The look that says, "You only went shopping last week, huh? You didn't think about this until just yesterday."


But much to their surprise, you pull out a good-sized package. It could even be a very large package, perfectly wrapped (because you paid your teenage daughter who's really good at wrapping to wrap it), or it could even just be a big cardboard box with no wrapping. Strangely shaped and they're thinking, "What, did he get me a giant frying pan?" or "I guess it's been cold lately, a duvet will at least keep me warm."


But when they open it up, instead of something boring like a frying pan, they find original artwork. On canvas. Of their best friend (or furbie). And it's painted in their favorite colors. And there's not another one like it in the ENTIRE WORLD.

And you'll get a smile like this:


Or this:


And they'll love you forever for being so thoughtful and creative and secretive and for supporting independent artists.

The End

For details on how to commission a custom painting, visit the Commission Guidelines. To purchase directly through this website, click here. To find prints, apparel, and gifts, click here.






Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween at Camp Bow Wow!



Did you miss Barktoberfest? Looking for a furever friend to join your family? Still want to see DawgArt in person and see a painting come to life in real time? I will be at Camp Bow Wow Peoria this Saturday. Come by, bring your dog (or find a new member of the family) and say hello. I'll be there with my portable gallery and easel, creating some original art in person!

What: Camp Bow Wow Annual Halloween Pet Parade and Adoption Event
When: Saturday, October 18, 9am - 1pm
Where: Camp Bow Wow, 8550 N 91st Ave, Peoria, AZ  85345




Monday, October 6, 2014

Barktoberfest!


Looking for an awesome place to see DawgArt in person? Looking for something fun to do with your family, including the family dog? Try Barktoberfest, a party for people and their dogs organized by Friends for Life animal shelter and funded by generous sponsors. There will be fundraising raffles, activities for dogs, contests, food, a lure course, and of course, DawgArt. I'll have my booth set up and will be there with my easel painting. Come by and say hello!

When: Saturday, 9am - 3pm
Where: Gilbert Civic Center, 50 E. Civic Center Drive in Gilbert
Admission is free

See you there!




Tuesday, September 2, 2014

World Art Drop Day

Want the thrill of free art combined with the suspense of a scavenger hunt?

Brilliant illustrator and genuine nice-person Jake Parker instituted World Art Drop Day, which took place today, September 2nd. Hundreds (or thousands, not sure yet) of artists across the globe participated and it was

SO MUCH FUN.


Here's the skinny: artists, somewhere in their city, hide a piece of art. Then they post a clue on social media (for me it was Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook), so their fans can go look for it.

I ended up hiding five pieces all around the Valley of the Sun.  Here are the clues:

Hint: San Tan Valley



Hint: Queen Creek



Hint: Queen Creek


Hint: Mesa



Hint: Tempe

If you decide to play and find one of these pieces, take a selfie with the art and post it somewhere on social media. Be sure to tag me and use #artdropday!

Instagram: @dawgpainter
Twitter: @dawgpainter
Tumblr: dawgpainter
Facebook: DawgArt






Sunday, August 31, 2014

Vets love DawgArt

Over the years, I have been pleased to have DawgArt included in the decor of many veterinary clinics. DawgArt is bright, cheerful and inspires smiles. That's why it's perfect for a space dedicated to keeping pets happy and healthy.

Another animal hospital, the Briarwood Veterinary Clinic in Michigan, just finished putting up their DawgArt. What do you think?



Thanks for sending pictures, Briarwood, to help show how people around the world are displaying their DawgArt!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

End of Summer Sale!

Celebrate the end of summer (a big deal for us here in AZ, who are still sweltering). For one week only, get an original DawgArt painting for $249 in the DawgArt Etsy shop! Bring the colors of summer home to brighten your space all year round. Visit Etsy to take advantage of this killer deal.


Details:

Do you paint from photos? Yes.
Painting size eligible for End of Summer Sale? 10x10 inches.
How much of my pet will appear on the canvas? Head or face only.
Can I choose my own colors? Yes.
Are there gift certificates available? Yes.
When does this sale end? Thursday, August 4th.

For full commission details, including a complete price list and guidelines, visit the Commission Guidelines page.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DawgArt Interiors

Take a peek at this bright do-it-yourself craft room that Mandy and Diana Roberson-No from Arizona recently finished. The design features DawgArt and the colors work together great! What do you think?




Looks amazing. Thanks for sharing pictures of your creative space, ladies!