believe that all living beings have the inherant right to be treated
with respect, compassion and dignity. supports that belief.
I have been
drawing since I was old enough to hold a crayon. I would draw anything I could get my eyes on - and I've always
loved drawing animals. So, when I graduated high school and had to choose a course of study for my life, it seemed natural that I would study art. And I did ~ for the next decade ~ in one academic and educational capacity or another.
When I graduated from college with a Fine Art degree and decided I didn't want to live with my parents until I was 40 (like a few of my professors), I continued my education in graphics and visual communications (I begrudgingly entered the digital art world). Who knew that would end up being a good thing?
For the last several decades, I have worked full time in
educational design, commercial art and visual communications venues. I have also continued my freelance design and personal art projects whenever the grown-up world allows me the time and space to indulge my true loves.
in both fine art and visual communication; having taught graphic design and illustration (traditional and digital) for more than two decades... Well, let's just sum it up to say that
I've been creating images in one realm or another all my
As a fine and
graphic artist, I bring decades of experience to your illustration.
I have been designing and illustrating with everything from mud
& sticks - to traditional art media - to digital vector &
bitmap image formats for a really, really long time.
I am committed
to creating quality images. And now, just a few years older and wiser, I am
able to return to my original true-love subject matter that celebrates the true richness in life ~ our pets.
Emma. This goofy,
lovable "big white head" came into my life in the
summer of 2005 when she was about 2 months old. Carried into
the yard by a friend who called to ask if she could "come
by for 5 minutes," my opposum-headed puppy arrived as
a complete surprise. As is the case with far too many fragile creatures, she had been shuffled from home to home trying to find someone to take her in. I was told that I was essentially her last chance. How could I say no? I
could not turn away that face. She has been here ever since.
a great dog who was rescued from incredibly poor circumstances.
Not one of those pets you could confuse with being almost
human, Emma is definitely all dog and I love
her dearly for it.
an incredible journey and an educational experience to have
her become a part of my home. True to the Irish Staffordshire
Bull Terrier breeding, she is definitely a high energy
dog. She's a big, goofy, happy and eager to please companion
(but still a powerful 80lb dog who needs strong leadership
and clear boundaries). I couldn't imagine what life would
be like without her. We've both been blessed.
That blessing includes
our friends at Super
Fun Happy Dog who always provide her with a safe environment
to play, board, and socialize with her doggie and human pals
in a kennel-free environment. They have been a tremendous
resource in helping her believe that she can live in a world where she is safe and
Emma's "big white head" is the face of since she is its inspiration.
And, since her "signature color" is purple,
so is our company signature color.
Jodi Williams, owner &
founder of illustrated paws
Emma Dewberry, mascot and co-pilot extraordinaire