Artist of Cats, Birds & More

Duncan, Canada
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Penny Boden

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Sales 143
On Etsy since 2021
Video summary: Little kitty sketch! It's so fun. Find my tutorials at CrazyCatArtist on YouTube


Cats and birds are my specialty, but you'll find lots more here too.

I grew up by the wooded shores of Cowichan Lake on Vancouver Island, BC Canada. Mom raised us 4 kids with natural, organic living.

We were all involved with March Meadows Golf & Country Club, where Dad was Golf Pro. My art was encouraged by my parents, grandparents and teachers. Grandpa's art hung on our walls for inspiration.

Granny and Grandpa built a successful art business from scratch when they were near retirement age! Sadly, Grampa died just a few years later.

Granny continued Whale's Arts and Ceramics until she retired to work on her own art. I loved sculpting in clay when I visited Granny! I usually made cats.

I was happiest when drawing with graphite pencil. It was the immediacy of the medium I loved so much. With encouragement, I did dabble in other media, but when given a choice, I always migrated back to basic drawing.

Life went on and I grew up. As a young mom I left my homeland and moved to northern BC. The joys of raising 3 kids left little time for anything else. When the kids became more independent, the artist in me resurfaced.

I'm back in the Cowichan Valley and my forte is still drawing. It's a great foundation for my printmaking and painting. My inspiration is my love of nature and cats.

I'm an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and have even won a few awards! My work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world.

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  • CanvasPlus

    Ladysmith, BC

    I'm not set up to make prints at home, so CanvasPlus does it for me. CanvasPlus is a local, ethically, and ecologically responsible business that is very supportive of our local arts community. I am happy to support the wonderful folks at CanvasPlus!

  • Printify, Inc.

    Wilmington, DE

    I create designs of my artwork on Printify products. Printify produces the finished piece and sends it off to you!

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
What is a Giclée?

Giclée is a French term meaning "spraying of ink."

This technique produces a museum quality print with lush, velvety finish. Images are generated from high resolution digital photographs and printed with archival inks onto various substrates including canvas and fine art paper.

The giclée printing process provides incredible detail and better colour accuracy than other means of reproduction.

How much do you charge for pet portraits?

Price depends on a few factors, including size, medium, and style.

Send me your favourite pet photos and we'll start a free consultation.

The best photos are taken in natural light with NO flash. For a memorial portrait, just send me your favourite photos and I'll see what I can do.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Should I order a paper print or a canvas print?

Stretched canvas prints are ready to hang. Paper prints will need to be framed behind glass. Other than that, it's really a matter of your own preference.

I want to learn cat drawing. Can you help?

Absolutely! Here's how to find my online teaching:

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Crazy Cat Artist on YouTube:

Cat Drawing & Watercolour Art Workshop on Facebook:

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