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

The auction has started!

on Cecil's painting or scroll down for donation options for WildCru. 


"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.

If you don't have the budget for original or reproduction art and can't bid on Cecil's painting, feel free to donate to Cecil's Fund, an account I've set up to receive donations (any amount) that will be delivered to WildCRU. If you'd like to help WildCRU with their conservation mission, donate below!

Thank you so much for your time and your help.

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

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Father's Day Flash Sale!

Those of you who have been waiting for the right time to get a DawgArt portrait, here it is! For two days only, custom paintings, preexisting paintings, and gift certificates in the DawgArt Etsy shop are 25% OFF. That's right.

To get your discount, simply use coupon code: DADDIO15 when you check out in the DawgArt Etsy shop.

Here are direct links to your shopping galleries:

Custom paintings and gift certificates

Original preexisting paintings for sale

For those of you who would prefer not to go through Etsy, or want a size not available in the shop, click here for commission guidelines and then message me with questions.

Act now to get your gift certificate in time for Father's Day and happy shopping!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Happy DawgArt Customers

I always love getting snapshots from my clients featuring their pet and their new DawgArt portrait. Here's one that I got this past weekend.

This is Macie and she lives in New York. Check out that smile!

To find out how to order your custom painting, click here!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SALE! also, DawgArt in the Wild



In other news:

So whenever I get photos from clients, customers, or people who happen upon DawgArt out in the world, I always get a little tickled.

Today, I got a link from VCA Alaska Pet Care Animal Hospital to an awesome video. Awesome for two reasons. The first is that you can learn some valuable information about CPR for pets. Awesome also because you can see DawgArt on the walls!

Check it out here or see embedded below:

Thanks for the link guys!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mother's Day Sale!

Looking for the perfect last-minute Mother's Day gift? 

Now, for one week only, you can get 15% off custom gift certificates in the DawgArt Etsy shop!

Just use coupon code: WELOVEMOM15 when you check out. Click here to go shopping.

Betcha didn't know DawgArt offers gift certificates. Visit the Etsy shop, choose the size of canvas you want for your favorite gal, add your custom message in the transaction notes, and don't forget to use the coupon code. You will get a customized gift certificate for a custom pet portrait emailed directly to your inbox. Print it out and you're good to go!

Your favorite mom can follow the instructions on the gift certificate at her convenience and be involved in the fun and exciting commission process. Her favorite pet will be immortalized on canvas, and you'll go down in history with the best Mother's Day gift. Ever.

With only a few days left until Mother's Day, this is the perfect last-minute gift for your favorite animal-loving mom/grandma/aunt/wife/sister/daughter.

Just use coupon code: WELOVEMOM15 in the DawgArt Etsy shop when you check out!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Bidding is Open on Dancing Nathan's Portraits!

The bidding has opened on Dancing Nathan's DawgArt portraits! Read about the fundraiser here.

Scroll down for auction links.

Each painting is 16x20 inches, acrylic on canvas, and will come wired on the back and ready to hang. Proceeds will go to Bald is Beautiful Dog Rescue to help homeless animals. Spread the word and have fun bidding.

(An important note about how bidding words on Daily Paint Works:

Enter the highest bid you are interested in doing and the computer can input the bids for you while you are away, just like eBay. If you attempt to enter a bid and Daily Paint Works prompts you to enter a higher value, that just means that someone's highest bid is higher than your current bid so far. You will be prompted to enter a higher value until your bid can beat someone else's current highest.)

Here is the first painting:

Click to Bid

And the second painting:

Click to Bid

Good luck!