What’s on BZTAT’s Easel? Simon the Church Cat.

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Dec 042017
 
Simon the Church Cat Pet Portrait by Artist BZTAT

Simon the Church Cat Pet Portrait by Artist BZTAT

It is rare that an artist gets the opportunity to paint the portrait of an animal who holds a very important job. I recently was granted that opportunity.

Meet Simon, the caretaker and chief greeter of the Church of the Advent in Boston, MA.

Simon has kept residence at the Church of the Advent since July of 2012, and a parishioner, Julianne Ture, documents his antics on Facebook and  Instagram. He is the latest in a long succession of church cats at the church.

He takes his job very seriously, as you can see in the slideshow photos below.

Painting Simon’s portrait was a bit of a challenge for me. I wanted to capture his personality, as well as express something about the spiritual environment that is his domain.

It is a study in contrasts. His countenance is a mixture of mischief and pride, both stately and comical at the same time. His domain, on the other hand, is very regal with beautiful woodwork and ceremonial furnishings. Behind the scenes, Simon keeps the office in working order, and he manages the church’s recycling program.

 

You can see that Simon is a very busy cat. He is very friendly as well, and he is very observant of the job description that was developed for his predecessor Jeoffry. I wonder…are there lint rollers hidden in the sacristy to keep the vestments and pillows free of Simon fluff?

Cat portraits are always fun for me to paint, but Simon’s was an extra special treat. I hope someday to meet this amazing beast. Thank you, Julianne, for sharing Simon’s antics in cyberspace, and thanks for the opportunity to paint his portrait!

See other Premiere Contemporary Custom Pet Portrait Paintings here and learn about commissioning a portrait of your pet!

Life is an Adventure!

BZTAT

*Slideshow photos by Julianne Ture

Now’s the time to make custom art orders for the holidays!

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Sep 142017
 

 

Black and White Tuxedo Cat Contemporary Premiere Style Pet Portrait Painting by Artist BZTAT “REALLY?  You’re talking about the holidays NOW? Already???”

Yeah, I am.

There’s no better gift than the gift of art, and a portrait of a beloved pet can make your loved one’s holiday very special. Custom art takes time to complete, though, so you need to get your order in early.

To ensure that your custom pet portrait gifts are completed and shipped in time for Hanukkah and Christmas, you must order before October 15, 2016. After that, I cannot promise to get your artwork completed and shipped on time.

 

I have 4 portrait styles that fit with different budgets, including:

Contemporary Premiere Style White cat portrait painting with patterned blanket by BZTAT

    Premiere Contemporary Custom Pet Portrait Painting 

 

Premiere Contemporary Custom Pet Portrait Paintings are deluxe artistic interpretations of your pet that are painted in a colorful and highly customized style. These paintings reflect the unique characteristics of your pet in a semi-abstract style. They take many hours to complete due to my technique of layering various colors and attention to detail.

 

Whimsical Orange Dog Folk Art Style Pet Portrait by Artist BZTAT

           Contemporary Folk Art Portrait Painting by BZTAT

 

Contemporary Folk Art Portrait Paintings are artistic interpretations of your pet that are painted in a fun, contemporary folk art style. These paintings reflect the characteristics of your pet in loose and whimsical fashion. Although less customized that the Premiere Contemporary Custom Pet Portrait Paintings, Folk Art style portraits capture the essence of your pet in a colorful and cheerful work of art.
 

Contemporary Siamese Cat Drawing by Artist BZTAT

               Contemporary Pet Portrait Drawing by BZTAT

 

Contemporary Pet Portrait Drawings are artistic interpretations of your pet that are created in a contemporary style. These drawings reflect the characteristics of your pet in loose and whimsical fashion. Portrait drawings are created with Prismacolor Pencils on colored papers or white Bristol Board with inked in backgrounds. 

 

Contemporary Digital Chihuahua Dog Portrait by Artist BZTAT

    Contemporary Digital Pet Portrait by BZTAT

 

Tortoise Shell maine Coon Cat Digital Portrait by BZTAT

    Contemporary Digital Pet Portrait by BZTAT

 

Contemporary Digital Pet Portraits are artistic interpretations of your pet that are created from your photos in a contemporary digital style. Using a variety of digital apps and filters, I digitally manipulate your photo into a unique, one of a kind artwork. Choose to get the image printed on paper or receive a jpg image that you can print on your own.

 

I look forward to creating a special gift for your loved ones for the upcoming holiday season!

Life is an Adventure!

BZTAT

Did you know there are just 116 days until Christmas 2016?

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Aug 312016
 

Christmas 2016 tree contemporary folk art painting by BZTAT One hundred and sixteen days might might seem like a long ways off. It isn’t so long, though, if you are planning to make someone’s holiday very special this year with the gift of art.

When it comes to custom artwork to be given as holiday gifts, I like to remind people to order early. In order to have your custom pet portrait gifts completed and shipped in time for Hanukkah and Christmas, you must order before October 1, 2016. After that, I cannot promise to get it completed and shipped on time.

Customized pet portraits make wonderful gifts for people who love their animals as family. I have 4 portrait styles that fit with different budgets, including:

Premiere Contemporary Pet Portrait Paintings
Contemporary Folk Art Pet Portrait Paintings
Contemporary Pet Portrait Drawings
Contemporary Digital Pet Portraits

Order before September 7, 2016 and get 10% off of all styles of Pet Portraits!

I also have a number of non-custom paintings available, including the Christmas Tree painting you see here. Check out my Art for Sale page to see the full gallery.

Please let me know if I can make the holidays extra special for you and yours with an original artwork this year.

I hope your adventures are fun and creative today!

Life is an Adventure!

BZTAT