I just can't afford you.


Have you heard that one before? Being an artist, at times potential customers/clients who want a custom painting will say this. Well…….I actually could charge more than what I am currently!

People don’t realize how much time goes into a painting. It’s not like I bang it out in 2 hours. I spend a few week to a month on a custom piece. And at times could be even more time. So that 400.00 order may take me 8 to 12 hours to do. So when you break it down per hour, it’s not that much! That 150.00 piece could take me the same amount of time as a more pricey larger piece………….

Your getting something that is custom. Made just for you. One of a kind piece. I think the value is for sure in that!!!

Happy 2020 New Year!


A new decade has now begun! I am thankful for all the support and art commissions in 2019 and I am looking forward to creating even more this coming year! I have so many ideas whirling around my head and can’t wait to get started!

Our 5th annual Masters of Santa Cruz 2020 will be the year of the woman! Can’t wait to see what all the artists that are in the show will be coming up with for the show in June /July.

Have a wonderfully relaxing New Year’s Day today!

Be kind to everyone out there in the world and love all life!- Janice

Christmas is around the corner!

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Happy Holidays Everyone! Christmas is next week already! Whoa!!! Time flew by! It’s been quite a busy year for me with custom pet portrait orders! I am so very thankful for all the work since I LOVE to paint beautiful animals! Looking forward to 2020 to see what it will bring for me in the creative department!

Available now are Gift Cards for a custom pet portrait! You can give the gift money towards a painting for that special someone! Here is the link!



Last weekend Open Studio Art Tour 2019!





Wilma is proud of her painting featured in the Santa Cruz Open Studios guide book!I am artist #54 in the Guide which can be found in the Goodtime paper which can be found all over Santa Cruz!Wilma will be signing autographs….

Open Studio 2019


It’s coming up! Just weeks away!

Come by if you can and see my latest work, check out my art pillows of #Smirkycat that I will havefor sale as well as some denim shirts that I have created artwork on!

Fun fun fun!!!


Art Process

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Sometimes it’s fun to see an artists process through a painting!

4th Annual Master of Santa Cruz Art Show


This Friday at Stockwell Cellars on Fair ave.

June 7th 5pm to 9pm

Come enjoy a glass or 2 of wine and view 24 local artist’s Picasso inspired piece!

And if you can’t make it in June….there is always July too! Artwork up for 2 months!

Smirky Cat Art T shirt and more!


I just posted Smirky Cat on my Zazzle page! Now you can get him on a T shirt and other items!

Check it out! https://www.zazzle.com/smirky_cat_t_shirt-235616915819993239?rf=238637439310695536

A needed Smirk to make you Smile

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Get a SMIRKY CAT PILLOW OR JUST THE COVER!!!! Links to my ETSY shop below!

In this day and age, we need something to smile about!!!