jewelry, paintings, illustrations, art politics and the man behind it all

Posts tagged “indenpendant artist

Zachary on Society6

Now for a look at some of my favourite items in my Society6 shop – and just in time too! All day today until midnight you can enjoy 20% off and free shipping store-wide!

L’il Lard Butt Collection 

These little babies are all made from my original hand-painted collection of feathered fatties. Do you have a lard butt request? You’ll find some of the originals still available in my Etsy store.

Finally! The favorite lard butts all together on shirts, tanks, rugs, mugs, laptop cases, shower curtains, all over print shirts, pillows, pouches and more… 

The L’il Lard Butt Pardalote tote

The Belted Kingfisher is always a big hit. And it looks oh So good as a large pouch too! 

Humming bird L’il lard butt as a pouch, shirts, duvet, shower curtain, tote, mug, pillows and more!

I don’t want no scrubs throw pillow

It’s time to put a lard butt CARDINAL ON EVERYTHING!!! He is my most popular lard butt. 

This one!!! Bee hummingbird throw pillow.

The least lardy of the lards, the Snowy Owl tote 

Other Favorites

Heroes, faces, places, and critters…

MAUDE the Unicorn sepia toned pillow 

Debbie Harry Cheetara shirts are ready in several styles! 

The Princess of Power on everything for your home! – shower curtain, floor and throw pillows, clock, duvet. 

BENGAL tiger Mandela all over print shirt.

Super Frenchie as a textile print! – he’s on pillows, mugs, and more! 

No need to long for that Tokyo Tower skyline when you wear this! 

This beauty is an original hero of mine, Chrysanthemum

Mermaid Mermista from She-ra, on a throw pillow! 

The Hana Collection 

These pieces are all inspired by my time in nature, and particularly my time spent in Japan during Sakura season. They are all digital paintings inspired by photographs I take in my travels. 

SAKURA close-up all-over print shirt

Falling Sakura canvas pouch. 

Black falling sakura hoodie

This is my very favourite throw pillow – Graphic hot pink and teal Sakura pillow 

Falling Sakura all-over print white shirt. 

One of my favorite places, Shinjuku Gyoen –  throw pillow 🌸 

Japanese Cherry Tree Digital Painting Duvet cover

The pinkest! All over print Sakura shirt

Hanami Time Shower Curtain 

Sakura pouch 🌸🌸🌸 

AND finally…

Sakura II curtains! 

Hope you enjoyed this little stroll through my favorite items on Society6.  Feel free to reach out with questions and special requests. 

Advertisements

Custom pet portraits are my bread & butter & my joy

I have fallen in love with my custom pet portrait art. The love affair began some years ago when a dear friend commissioned me to paint a deceased pet. Being a part of the healing process, and hearing of the unconditional love became a little precious to me. Also, getting to know pets through stories and through painting the little beasts moved me in unexpected ways. Creating these unique portraits has become a bit of a routine and I could not be happier. I have painted many pets, living and departed and can honestly say that I love it each and every time for the exact reasons I mentioned before.

I thought I would share a few stories and post some of my most successful pieces here now, to spread the word about my work and to remind myself! Get your own here.

Some noteworthy puppers from the last few years. Jen, the proud owner of Finnegan (top left – and one of my favorite pieces) is a friend from my grade school days spent in Virginia. The Frenchie at top right made an appearance on my friend Susie’s page and I had to paint! Turns out the dog didn’t belong to her, but to a new friend of hers in LA. Sweet Olive Donnelly (bottom middle) is the oldest piece here. The tiny pup helped a dear friend during and after the loss of her husband. She is an adorable, sweet, uncharacteristically quiet chihuahua and I adore her. To her right is Mikka, my friend Yang’s dog. Yang loves how smart and independent she is.

Cat Attack.

King George (top left) lives in England with a married gay couple and their son. His father David is one of my favorite Instagram friends. Tiger Lily (bottom middle) lives in Yachats, Oregon in an air stream and an Art gallery. Her mother and I have known each other since childhood. Carrie, the owner of the gorgeous cat on the bottom right said this of her piece: “Chloe 💕 was such a beauty…We called her our model kitty because she was gorgeous and had quite the attitude. She was a princess, so we treated her as such 💅🏼 but we would tease her about her humble beginnings (she was born in a barn). The moment you captured was toward the end of her life.”

This is Chase and Boogie, sweet, beautiful boys who belong to Sandy, a dear friend right here in Portland. They were a partial trade payment for a trip to Alaska! 

Click here for custom cat paintings.

I painted this precious baby simply because I think he is so cute. His Mom Zacil lives in Mexico and his name is Cotton.

My response when I aksed my friend Helen in Australia about her kitty I painted last year

My friend Pam used to have Macaws in her house and I have to admit they freaked me out. I adore painting them though. Just look at this guy.

This is Rufus, owned by Megan in Los Angeles. Rufus was commissioned by my friend Season’s in an effort to cheer Megan up when she lost Rufus earlier this year. Megan spent over a year searching the Humane Society before she met the “one”. It was just the 2 of them for years. He had anxiety and would escape sometimes. He was gone once for more than a week in LA. She kept the faith and got him back, miles away from their house.

Speaking of Seasons – I painted sweet Louie for her birthday this year. He didn’t live to see Seasons in her new beach house with her love Jim. He would have loved the house, so I wanted to include him in the piece as if he really is there watching for her. When I asked Seasons today what she loved most about Louie she got a faraway misty look like she was 16 and thinking of a teen idol. Really, though she thought of him as a Jazz man who you felt honored to be loved by.

Finally, we have Roz. Roz’s owner approached me for earrings earlier this year and that led to me following the cockatoo on Instagram, and ultimately painting this. I asked was made Roz so special and this was the response, 

So, there you have it – a little insight on one aspect of the career that I love. Feel free to share this and spread the word – or take the leap and get yourself one!