Friday, June 15, 2012

Carrie Jacobson

Carrie Jacobson
 
Carrie Jacobson lives with her husband, six dogs, three cats and a fair amount of chaos. She figures that if people can't accept her, pet hair and all, well, that's their loss. She's a successful painter of landscapes and pets, and a die-hard Red Sox fan.
Jojo by Carrie Jacobson (www.jacobson-arts.com)
“I love bright colors, beautiful landscapes and the people and animals who inhabit them. Largely self-taught, I paint with a palette knife, and make pieces that are expressive and, ideally, evocative as well. Anything I can do to help homeless animals makes a better world for us all.” - Carrie

Carrie's artwork is available on blank greeting cards and in post card sets on the Paws For Charity Etsy shop. Carrie paid for the printing of the cards, and that means ALL proceeds from the sale of the cards in our etsy shop are donated to SHAID Animal Shelter.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Deanna Maxwell

Deanna Maxwell
DeesWildThings.com

Here is Deanna's complete bio...taken from her web site:

I was born in Comox, British Columbia, Canada in 1968, and had lived in Northern Ontario for many years.  My current home town is Port Alberni, BC. My husband of 22 years Steve and I have 2 teenagers and 3 pit bulls.
  
I have been drawing for as long as I can remember, as a hobby for well over 25 years.   Being an active advocate for animal rescue, and an open home for foster dogs I am always finding amazing animals to draw or paint.
 
My love of nature, hiking and photography came together nicely for me.  I am always inspired to create something new every time I go out for a walk with our dogs.

Pet portraits are what I am best known for, and I love immortalizing our furry family members.  I have drawn everything from a parrot to a pot bellied pig, if you love it, I can draw it for you!

My first limited edition print was released in 2001, I currently have 4 Limited Edition prints available at the moment and I just released my newest print .... a special edition for the support of Camp Cocker Rescue in L.A.

Stanley by Deanna Maxwell (www.deeswildthings.com)
 “Stanley is a rescued pit bull whose life was saved on Christmas Eve 2010. Camp Cocker Rescue saw him in the Carson Shelter, covered in mange, and barely hanging on to life. You can see his whole story at “Stanley, Just One Dog” either on Youtube or Google. He is quite popular now, and living happily with his adopted family in Victoria B.C. I drew his portrait for Camp Cocker Rescue in California, and have limited edition prints for sale, with all proceeds going to their rescue.” - Deanna

Deanna's artwork is available on blank greeting cards and in post card sets on the Paws For Charity Etsy shop. Deanna paid for the printing of the cards, and that means ALL proceeds from the sale of the cards in our etsy shop are donated to SHAID Animal Shelter.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Marcie Scudder

Marice Scudder

Say Hello by Marcie Scudder (www.marciescudderphotography.com)

For years Marcie walked the same path...always in a hurry to get to wherever it was she thought she might be going. There was always somewhere she needed to be..someone she needed to see...something she needed to do. So focused on the destination, she found herself missing out on the journey.

That - in combination with her love for all 4-footed friends brought her and her Australian Shepherd on daily walks to the local dog park where she couldn’t help but to capture the joy of dogs happily in the moment of play. By stopping motion..she aimed to capture pure sweet spontaneous emotion and love.

 “I’ve learned so many of my most important life-lessons from the dog who loves me even on those days when I’m not sure I love myself. She’s my constant companion and oftentimes my best friend. I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of a project such as this that is about offering love and hope for dogs and their masters who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity and experience.” - Marcie

Marcie's "Say Hello" photograph is available on blank greeting cards and in post card sets on the Paws For Charity Etsy shop. Marcie paid for the printing of the cards, and that means ALL proceeds from the sale of the cards in our etsy shop are donated to SHAID Animal Shelter.