Friday, April 27, 2007

Illustration Friday Topic--Remember

Remembering "Old Faithful"

Old Faithful is a tribute to the rescue canines of 9/11 who located human remains at Ground Zero. The dogs helped bring closure to the families with their great sense of smell and are always faithful to the end.

The regal dog is painted as an the 'old faithful' American flag. The bright background colors are a symbol of hope.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Animal Fair Magazine

I just received word from Animal Fair Magazine, the 2007 Travel Issue has arrived from the printers. My painting "Joy Ride" is in this issue alongside an article entitled 'Big Dog, Little Dog, Top Five Traveling Tips', page 71. Look for it on news stands or visit their website to get your copy. Also, matted prints and magnets will be for sale of Joy Ride on my website,

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Extra, Extra--Read all about it!

Great news! My painting entitled "Joy Ride" will be featured in the 2007 Travel Issue of Animal Fair Magazine. It will be accompanied by an article Big Dog, Little Dog, Top Five Traveling Tips, page 71.

The painting is of a dog driving a vehicle on a windy autumn day. I created while in Canada on vacation. The original is sold. Prints and magnets of it are available for purchase.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Pet Guardians

Today I was feeling creative and decided to make a few ATC's (art trading cards), OOAK (one of a kind), ACEO (art cards editions & originals) of people. Of course, being the dedicated stay at home dog mom that I am, I decided these portraits were going to be part of a series entitled "pet guardians".

Image Titles: "Annie" (top) and "Chris" (bottom), copyright Susan Calvert, all rights reserved

The Fun Art of Susan Calvert

Image Title: Flying High, copyright Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
Wow! I got a new scanner last year and today, I finally figured out where the files were being saved. In the past, I would scan images. Then I couldn't locate them on my computer. What a drag!

At the left is one of my minature OOAK (One of a Kind) ATC's (Art Trading Cards) that I scanned. I painted it in June 2006 while vacationing in Ocean Shores, WA. I brought my kite with and flew it along the ocean. I'm 'flying high' now that I figured out how to use my scanner.

I create two kinds of art: The Fine Art of Susan Calvert and The Fun Art of Susan Calvert. "Flying High" is available for sale at

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Hello and welcome to my new blog!

It's very exciting to be with you. I noticed many artists and friends on this blog site. So I decided I should post here too.

To get started, below are a few locations where you can locate my pet art:

Thanks for staying tuned. I'll be back.....Susan

PS: That's me and Lucy in the pic.