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Pet Portraits &
Art Tutorials



Welcome to My Studio Space.

I’m Cat Swan, armed with a blank canvas and some coffee. 

California born and raised, I am an artist who loves to draw, and paint.
My interest in art began while visiting museums and Fisherman’s Wharf attractions during family day trips to San Francisco. During these trips I would study the paintings of the masters at the museums, and then observe downtown or at Fisherman’s Wharf, how contemporary artists applied what they had learned to their artwork. 

My journey of creating art started when I was 10 years old and given the gift of a paint by number painting set, the image was a dog. 

The process of finding the right colors to fill in specific shapes caught my attention, and at that moment I was hooked on painting and how to create an image. 

 Years later, I am excited to offer custom pet portraits of dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and more! 

Everything you see in my collection of art pieces is hand drawn and painted.
I offer high resolution finished digital paintings that an art lover can print unlimited copies of their custom finished art piece from. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my gallery!

Custom Pet Portraits

From a clean modern look to a classic traditional scene, it’s your choice.
You choose the look and I will create a portrait of your pet from the image you provide.
A high resolution JPEG of the image will be sent to you, allowing you to print as many times as you’d like.

Make sure to visit my YouTube Channel

Blank Canvas & Coffee

Drawing and Painting Tutorials

A Few Samples from Blank Canvas & Coffee

It all starts with a blank canvas and some coffee. 

Learning to paint begins with learning to draw, and learning to draw involves understanding how a subject is designed. 

Beginning with a mark on a blank canvas, or sketch book page, it starts here. Why not now, while relaxing at your favorite local hang out, or in the sunny corner of your kitchen. Just pick up that pencil or pen or art brush and simply begin.

To help you get started visit my art tutorial videos. These are five minute art tutorials to help you get started and understand the basics of drawing and painting. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get sketching!

Cat Swan

Bay Area • California

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