May 31, 2014

The Art of Framing an Otter Party

The Otter's Riverbank Birthday Party   14"x11" Framed 22"x18"

Here is the birthday party (and present) back from getting all framed up! I think it turned out just lovely, and I'm more than fond of that great blue-green matte. I was so thrilled to see this blue-green matte was available, it looks so well with the color scheme.

By the way, prints of this little gathering are now available in the shop!


There's something so finished about holding the painting once it's framed.

Looking forward to the coming of June tomorrow, I have several exciting things for this month I can hardly wait to share. Until then!

May 27, 2014

An Otter & Betty Magazine


( center top row:  Olivia Otter )

You may recall a little sneak peek of my work I showed a while back. Well here is another larger glimpse of the artwork I created specifically for the gloriously, charming Betty Magazine, along with a few other gorgeous highlights from the summer issue! I'm thrilled-to-my-toes to announce that it's out and the summer issue is now available for pre-order! I couldn't be more honored to be a part of it.

I created four illustrations in all, each featuring an animal sporting designer clothes, Olivia Otter was one of the four different animals I painted. Which was needless to say - buckets & loads of fun!

I'll share more as soon as my own copy arrives in my eager hands! 
Until then!

May 17, 2014

Artistic Moods Feature


On this fine Saturday morning, my work was featured on the lovely blog Artistic Moods!

Hop on over to read the article, and see some of the other lovely works on this site!

May 16, 2014

The Otter's Riverbank Birthday Party

The Otter's Riverbank Birthday Party  14"x11" Acrylic on paper

"Look, It's the Otter's Riverbank Birthday Party!"

I made this as a birthday present for my dear Mum today! She always told me of a children's book she had growing up that had otters in it, Little Putt-Putt. So knowing her fondness of them, I took a whole troop of rambunctious little 'fellas and have them throwing a birthday bash on the side of the riverbank.

Take note of the little guy singing (second from the left), showing his teeth and belting out a tune among this scene of otter camaraderie.


This little guy floating along on his back with a slice of cake, became a personal favorite of mine..


...and here is a deed-most-foul about to take place, I'm afraid Mr. Rohu-Fish doesn't stand much of a chance..


Happy Birthday Mama! I love you.

Confession:
(By the way, I couldn't resist and I actually showed it to her a few days early. She seemed to love it!)

May 5, 2014

Frrresh Magazine

I've just had my work featured in the online visual arts magazine Frrresh!
A collection of my work appears in Issue 14, so feel free to mosey on over and take a peek!


Happy days! Ta Ta for now, I'm off to paint.

May 3, 2014

Nurture

..Sometimes I paint where my heart wants to be..

Nurture   8"x10"  Acrylic on paper

I long to be working in the garden, coaxing all of the little plants to grow big and strong. Singing to them, while birds sing to me. It's all around wonderful! All that's missing is this bear helping me dig holes to transplant. If that were to happen, it's possible that I might fly-over-the-moon from joy! 

So on this lovely Friday, my newest painting Nurture (designed for Mollie Makes) is now available as a print in the shop!


May 1, 2014

My May Calendar at Mollie Makes

Feeling nostalgic about the passing of April? Here's a little merry-month-of-May present for you, to help make the transition into May easier! I'm tickled pink to announce that I've created a free May calendar with the darling folks at Mollie Makes Magazine
It's for you and you can pick it up here!

This girl and bear want to keep you company for 31 days!

Capture (download) it as a calendar for your computer desktop, iPhone, iPad, iPod, or just print it out and hang up as wall art for the month - or keep it as a permanent wall fixture!




Hope you enjoy your little Thursday treat. Happy May Day!