Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

Black Friday is here! And three days after that, Cyber Monday. And for this whole exciting four-day shopping weekend, you can get DawgArt for a smokin' deal.

Visit the Etsy store and get 25% off ANYTHING with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY14 at checkout. Prints at any size, original paintings available in the shop, gift certificates, or custom colorful pet portraits, all 25% off. 

Visit the Bitdazzle store and BUY 3 GET 1 FREE with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY14 at checkout.

Visit the Fine Art America store and get 10% off ANYTHING with coupon code SPSZUM at checkout. That's any 10% off any canvas, framed, metal, acrylic, or poster prints.

Visit the Cafepress Marketplace and get DawgArt discounted apparel and gifts with coupon code EARLYSAV. (This coupon code is valid for Black Friday only and in the marketplace only. So you'll have to go the roundabout way to get to my items. Just follow the link and scroll down to find the image/breed you're looking for. Because it's the Marketplace and not my dedicated shop, they won't be in nice organized order, but at least you'll be able to see what's there. Cafepress lists this coupon code value at 25%, but I'm not sure of the exact amount.)

Have fun shopping!

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


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


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.


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!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dog Days of Summer SALE!

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer. Here in Phoenix, they are hot, hot, hot. What better way to celebrate the coming end of summer than with a DawgArt sale?

For one week only visit the Etsy shop and get 15% off all custom paintings and gift certificates when you use coupon code DOGDAYS2014 at check out.

Tell your friends!


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

This is Dog

You all remember "Yes, this is dog." Well, I was very busy during 2011 and the years immediately after, so I wasn't aware of the yes-this-is-dog meme during the height of its popularity. I decided to bring it back today, to remind us of the silliness that ensues when a dog answers the telephone. Also, the silliness that ensues when humans have too much time on their hands.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

This Book's Gonna Make Me Famous!

I got that quote from this video:

Here's the link, in case the vid doesn't embed on your mobile device.

Whenever I start a new project, I say "This _______'s gonna make me famous!" to my husband. He smiles indulgently.

But seriously, this book is awesome. In case you haven't been paying attention and you don't know what I'm talking about, I put together six step-by-step projects for Walter Foster Publishing for their new book, The Art of Painting in Acrylic. My work is being featured with five other amazing artists. Here's a sneak peek.

Whose artwork is that on the cover? Could it be...? Why yes, that would be DAWGART.

So those of you who want to know all of my deep, dark . . . well, just painting secrets, run over to Amazon to preorder it right now! It comes out in August!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mother's Day Sale!

Looking for that perfect Mother's Day gift? Visit the DawgArt Bitdazzle store for 15% off, now through Mother's Day, and find something just right for mom. Some happy prints or paintings to brighten her space OR a custom portrait of her favorite animal! 

When you check out, simply use coupon code: MOTHERSDAY14.

Happy shopping!

Monday, April 21, 2014

And the winner is...

Last week, DawgArt donated an 11x14 inch custom painting to 2nd Chance Dachshund Rescue for a fundraiser to recoup the expenses from Jerry's surgery. With the help of generous rescue angels, 2nd Chance Doxie was able to raise $700 in three days! They held the raffle drawing for the custom painting on Saturday and the winner is...

Rueal Morrison!

Congratulations, Rueal. Go ahead and email me and we'll get your custom order all set up.

Thank you for supporting 2nd Chance Doxie and rescued animals in need!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Win a Custom Painting - Help a Dachshund!

See this little guy?

His name is Jerry. A 2nd Chance Dachshund Rescue furbie, Jerry recently underwent an expensive surgery to remove a life-threatening blockage. 2nd Chance Dachshund Rescue is a small, volunteer-run organization (like most rescues), and most of the expenses of the rescue are paid for by the rescue angel who started it (like most rescues). 2nd Chance Doxie is hoping to raise money to cover the costs of Jerry's procedure. 

To help them continue their rescue efforts, DawgArt is donating an 11x14 inch custom portrait for raffle fundraiser. (This will be a painting of YOUR pet!) Imagine your pet (or some lucky recipient's pet) captured on canvas in the brilliant colors of DawgArt. Here's a photo to help you imagine it:

Painting shown is 18"x24". Raffle painting is 11"x14".

$5.00 will buy five tickets.
$25.00 will buy 30 tickets.
$100.00 will buy 125 tickets.

To purchase tickets, just visit the 2nd Chance Doxie website and click their "Donate" button. You can enter your desired amount and the purpose for the donation (DawgArt raffle).

2nd Chance Doxie will hold the raffle drawing once they reach their goal of $700.

Here is a chance to win a custom DawgArt portrait for a fraction of the normal cost!

Look at this face:

This little guy and others like him need your help. Together, we can make a difference!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St. Paddy's Day sale!

25% off all Original paintings and Custom order in the Etsy shop. 

Here's the link to the Etsy shop if you want to explore on your own: DawgPainter Etsy.
Or follow these for Original Paintings available or Custom Orders.
Just use coupon code: STPADDYS2014
when you check out.
Happy shopping!
Email me if you'd like a larger size not offered.
Sale ends March 18th.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

20% OFF SALE! 2/25 - 3/3

For a limited time only, DawgArt's 20% off sale is back!

Visit the Prices page for easy-peasy transactions that accept 
Paypal AND all major credit cards.

Visit the Commission Guidelines to find out the process of ordering custom artwork.
Visit the Frequently Asked Questions to find out even more.

Sale ends March 3, 2014.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

RIP Marius

Marius, the young, healthy giraffe publicly dissected in the Copenhagen Zoo, touched the hearts of many when he was killed. His death, attributed to his lack of genetic desirability, and despite offers of rescue from other sanctuaries, was seen as an outrage by many in the animal advocate community. This image is a tribute to Marius, who proved that one creature, even a silent one, can unite thousands in a common purpose.

Read more about Marius here.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

DawgArt show in Winter Park

The lovely and atmospheric restaurant Sleeping Moon Cafe in Winter Park, Florida has been hosting a show of DawgArt pieces.

The Sleeping Moon Cafe brings artists and musicians to the public in an eclectic venue, featuring new American, vegetarian, and vegan cuisine. So fun to see a collection of the brightly colored paintings hanging together. I hope the restaurant patrons have been enjoying the artwork! Those in the Winter Park area, be sure to stop by and have a look.

(The turtle and the hummingbird aren't DawgArt, obviously.)

Monday, January 27, 2014


Yes, we're a little off at DawgArt, which is why we are holding our New Year sale at the end of the month. Now through January 31st, get an original painting or commission 20% OFF! Take advantage of the sale in one of two ways:

Visit the DawgArt Etsy shop and browse through Original Paintings or Custom and use coupon code NEWYEAR2014 when you check out


message me at and we'll set up a commission through email.

Remember, it's five days only!