Love is in the air!


Valentines Day will be upon us before you know it! You can get your sweetie a custom pet portrait of his or her beloved furkid!! 

Or get a gift certificate for a portrait! Then she or he can decide on the photo of the pet for their art piece!!!

Contact me by email or phone 

831 325-3905

Holidays are over but…..


Yes another holiday season has passed but you still can get your loved one a personal piece of artwork for their birthday, Valentines gift, Mothers day, happy springtime  (yea I made that one up! ) or just because your awesome and I wanted to get u something very special gift!

I am finishing up a monster of a piece that has been fun to paint and I am ready to take on more clients for custom portraits!!

You can shoot me an email  or send me a comment on my comments page here on my site!
And also remember you can see all my work on my Instagram page


Ruben J Cogburn

First Friday December!!!

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I will be hosted by Fish Princess Farms for December!!! Come by 12/02/16

My Farm critters art work and more will be displayed!! I will have my Farm critter note cards for sale!

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

109 Locust Street

Santa Cruz

Please join us to celebrate December and artist Janice Serilla.   Keeping with our “farm” theme we’ll have goats, chickens and more on display – on canvas of course!

We’ll be serving sparkling wine along with savory biscuits from Iveta Gourmet paired with Gabriella Cafe’s own housemade goat cheese and culinary salts from Laguna Creek Farm.


Times a ticking . ….


Whew!! Working on my Holiday orders and just finished another one!

Have 4 more to work on for Christmas ! 

So if your still wanting a pet portrait for a gift, you will have to plan for that special persons birthday,Valentines, Mothers day or a just because your awesome gift which isn’t just one day a year!

Awesome day is every day! 😆

If you want a portrait . ….please send me an email 

OR fill out the contact page info here on my site!! 😀

First Friday December


Fish Princess Farm Store 

 109 Locust Street.For fresh, local  & farm sourced small batch bath and body products. Will be hosting some of my art for the month of December. 😊  Yeay!!!

One week til Mona Lisa Art show!!


Weeeeee!!! Art will be set up early next week for the November First Friday event at Stockwell Cellars on the Westside of Santa Cruz!!!

I can’t wait to see all the pieces that will be hung up for the show and will remain for the month. So if you make it to the show, it will be a fun evening with locally made wine, snacks, music and more! 

Come meet the artists and have them tell you what inspired them to create their version of the famed Mona Lisa!


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Just finished up this sweetpea!!

4 more in the works and I can take on more if your looking for a personal Christmas gift for that special someone!!!! Just email me!



Have 3 more commissions started and one more to sketch up. 

Plus waiting on pet photos from other clients.

This is my super busy season, hence why I “multi-task” and work on more than one painting at a time!

If your interested in a pet portrait for the holidays, I do have room for more! But of course the sooner the better so I can start and multi-task on them too! 

Email me 


No Encore!


​Hey local artist fans! So I am NOT in on the Encore Open Studios this weekend! But, you can always call me (831 325-3905) to make an appointment to come see my work or to talk about a custom portrait if your pet!!! 
Since I host my work outside and it is a rainy weekend, I am glad that I didn’t have it this weekend. Would not be good for paintings! 😉

Just a few days away!


Come by for Open Studios Art tour this weekend for North County tour!

Artist # 197 in the Guide book!

Come see my custom pet portraits of Midas here and more!

If you want a custom pet portrait done for the holidays, please get your name on the list and deposit soon. I can only get so many done by Christmas! So the sooner to start the better! 🙂

You can call 831 325-3906 or email me for more info