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James takes his brush in hand and goes straight to the canvas. He has the ability to see the landscape in front of him and have it come alive on canvas. A true artist.
Donna sketches all of her designs with pencil – on paper. A love of acrylic paint, canvas, crayons and pens finish out the resulting whimsical art.
James and Donna’s art has appeared on a wide range of products including checks, garments, shower curtains, flip flops, wall decals and greeting cards.
This combination of art produced by a nurse and musician is quite unique. Particularly when she is the cartoonist but he’s the one with the sense of humor. She’s learned to be funny and he’s learned to paint.
James does all of his paintings outdoors. Many times Donna has looked outside to see children from all over the neighborhood watching him paint and running around his easel playing tag.
You won’t find many of Donna’s cartoons where she hasn’t drawn or painted the ‘toon and not asked James what’s funny about it! Most of her toon’s text is what he’s come up with.
They both want you to experience life through their (her serious – and his humorous) eyes. She loves the country owls, hearts and funny whimsey houses … and anything cartooney. He likes to look at the beautiful scenery in front of him and capture a bit of it in his painting. His landscape scenes, beach and palm scenes are among the favorites of his clients.
. . . about some of our cartoon lines
. . . ABOUT NURSE HAZEL
Nurse Hazel is a fictional character. She doesn’t represent anyone. Not myself or any of the nurses I’ve ever worked with. (If you see yourself in her … well, you might want to have your head examined lol.) She has her own personality. Her traits are: shocked, stunned at the turn of events, astonished at what she sees and hears.
[She’s so serious that she’s just hilarious! She’s read all of the policies and procedures; just trying to follow the ever changing rules and regulations of the health care reform. She’s shocked from the time she gets to work until the time she leaves. She can’t seem to find that one compliant patient.]
“I do look for something funny in everything that I do. I admit that I did write the National Egg Recall cartoon for my son … and I got a kick out of giving it to him for a birthday present. Sorry, but if I have to explain that cartoon to you, it loses it’s humor. I’d rather watch you try to figure it out – I finally just explained it to him though!. It might be a little farside.
. . . ABOUT FISH AND SHRIMP
Fish and Shrimp Tales by Miss Shrimpie … He fantasizes about her. She can’t stand him. He follows her around. She ignores him. He’s constantly after her, trying to get her attention. She tries to get rid of him. They are the FISH AND SHRIMP TALES.
. . . ABOUT SISSY AND HER CAT, SCRATCH
Sissy is a fictional character. She’s a quirky red headed girl that will melt your heart. She is brassy, to the point and will be enjoyed on products such as tote bags, journals, stationary and greeting cards. She has a positive and slightly sarcastic outlook on life. Looking for the funny in life.
. . . ABOUT THE CLICHES’
Our Cliche’ characters represent all those cliche’s that you’ve probably heard your entire life.
James has been in the music business for over 30 years and still loves it. He has played with some of the best musicians in the country. As a singer song writer, he has had opportunity to travel the U.S. and play at some of the best places he otherwise would have never seen. His southern rock and classic rock background, along with a strong country influence, makes for a fun event where ever he goes. The joy of entertaining is what he says keeps him going night after night. His late mother and a sister have wonderful paintings to show off their talent. James has only begun to see what he’s capable of in the art world.
Donna is an American born freelance writer and graphics designer. She enjoys working as an ICU critical care nurse. Walking on the beach with her husband and talking about the characters in her books is a favorite hobby. She’s been a writer most of her life, from poems to songs to short stories. A favorite day dream is writing a biography that includes the statement, “Her latest book has won the Pulitzer Prize”.
“I love to draw and doodle. Sometimes my drawings turn into cartoons and sometimes paintings. My favorite things to draw are hearts, make believe flowers, whimsical houses, and funny looking women!.”
She’s wanted to be a cartoonist since she was three years old when her dad gave her the funny page and she would sit and try to figure out what they were saying. She remembers him turning the page right side up for her so she could read it better! She is from a family of artists with her late dad, late mother, and a brother who are much better artists than she could ever possibly be!