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Recent Painted Portrait Commission

Painted Portraits

I was delighted to recently receive a commission to provide 3 painted portraits for a friend.  Here are the painted images and the original photos.

Family Portrait

Bride Portrait

Bride-Groom Portrait

These portraits were digitally painted and then printed by my lab on canvas mounted on masonite.

I take commissions for painted images (portraits, pets and homes).


I love to get comments and questions from site visitors.  Please leave yours below. -Shirley

MAY 2020 Web design special

Announcing a Web Design and Hosting MAY 2020 SPECIAL.

I am offering a special during May for creation of your small business website or blog site.  This special is limited to the FIRST 3 SMALL BUSINESSES WHO CONFIRM WITH Me to create their site. I create my websites and blog sites using WordPress, software that is in use world-wide by thousands of site creators.

SPECIAL BUSINESS PACKAGE $395- (Five-page site)

  1. Help in choosing and obtaining your domain name.  One year hosting is included with this special and up to two hours of modification work during the year.  Additional years hosting cost $80/year
  2. Helping you choose a design from 2 samples provided.  Your logo can be included in the design or I can provide you with up to 3 logo designs for you to choose from for $25.
  3. Creation and upload of your “Home” page with text provided by you. 
  4. Creation and upload of your “Contact Us” page with your pertinent information.
  5. Creation and upload of your “About us” page with your pertinent information.
  6. Creation and upload of your “Products or Services” Page with your pertinent information.
  7. Creation and upload of your “Testimonial” page with customer quotes provided by you.
  8. Page design can include up to 2 photos provided by you and up to 20 product or service photos provided by you.  All photos are enhanced and properly sized for optimal load time.  Additional photos are $15 each.
  9.  All content wording is provided by you. I will format and design the page using your words.  (I can help by showing you what similar businesses say).
  10.  There are up to 1000 words allowed for each page (additional word content is $25/1000 words).
  11.  Initial submission of your sites sitemap to Google and Bing for indexing is included
  12.  Creation and inclusion of initial keywords included
  13.  E commerce functions, pdf creation, will cost extra.
  14.  Annual hosting includes modifications of up to two hours.  Additional modifications and edits can be made at $30/hour.

I can work with you via email or phone to create your site.  At this time, in house or home visits can not be made.


  1. Contact me and initial Information gathering
  2. Site Planning/Domain name choosing and registration
  3. Choosing a Theme Design (I will set up two site theme designs for you to choose from)
  4. Site Development and approval, with up to 2 hours of modification work included.
  5. Testing and Publishing
  6. Maintenance/hosting (First year hosting included, additional modifications at $30/hour)

Contact me if you are interested

My email:

Website:  Art by Shirley Dawson

Design Samples:


I welcome comments and questions, please leave yours below -Shirley



I’ve made a BIG decision!

My BIG decision

I’ve decided to pack away most of my traditional art supplies.  You may ask why have I decided to do this?  It boils down to “space”.  When we moved to Bella Vista last year, we downsized a lot and I have very little storage space or extra space at all.  Lots of my art supplies have already been packed away into tubs and stored in the basement, but I still have significant art items in my home that I really have no place to keep, much less layout to work on creating art.  My dh has been complaining for a year about my work supplies cluttering up the house.  So I’m going to bite the bullet and pack up most of what I have left inside the house.  I may keep a small amount out to work on a few ATC’s but the rest is going to the garage or the basement. Continue reading

Monday, October 24, 2016

A day of Preparation


Today was spent at home, catching up on my

an image of a cheesecake

Cheesecake image

housework and computer tasks. I had to take frequent breaks to lay down because I’ve been having some aches and pains this week. But I did manage to work on some more images for the cookbook I’m helping a friend prepare for publishing.


I found myself growing hungry as I edited the images of her wonderful prepared foods.  She and I are hoping the book will be ready by Christmas for ordering.

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