PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE!!!
This is a "hidden" page on my website. The only way here via the main website is by clicking on the hidden bear paw link. It's in the paint splotch at the bottom of the “Other Stuff” Gallery.
The point being, if you leave this page, there is no way to get back except the back button on your browser or whatever link you used to get here to begin with.
The reason this page is hidden is because the artwork here is a bit more adult in nature and doesn't fit in with the rest of the site. I have an affection for robust bearded men, commonly known in the gay community as "Bears". I probably don't need to explain because, if you're here, chances are you already know that. This page features the Bear themed art I've done over the years. It begins with the...
My husband and I are fans of the old pin-up girl art. While sexual in nature, they're rarely outright pornographic, often cute, but mostly just well done. Knowing my affections for bears, he came up with the idea of me doing some pin-up bear art.
It's an open ended series so I can add to it when ever. This is where I'll put them when I do!
They can't all be pin-us though. Sometimes I do bear themed art for other reasons. The Davinci looking drawing was something I did for a contest. Peter Jackson on the scratchboard could have gone in the "Other Stuff" gallery, but if I were honest, I did the piece because I thought he's a cute bear. But anything else I do that's bear themed and not a pin-up, will go here.
Also, I was contacted by author Andrew C. McDiarmid. He was looking for a cover artist for a story he'd written and I was recommended to him by a few friends.
Five men from around the country travel to Las Vegas to participate in a weekend run called "Briarpatch." The weekend of cigar smoking, bearded bikers and their admirers is different for every person who travels to the event.
The book is available for purchase on Amazon
Last, but not least... well maybe a little... anyway, I don't really use it anymore, but my online nickname in the bear community was:
And because I'm me, I made this logo for fun. Figured I'd share it here rather than retire it completely.
Something I hadn't expected when I began doing bear-art regularly, was actually doing it professionally. Now, I'm not making a living or anything, but I have done some bear-art that is available for purchase.
I'm not sure how it started exactly, but one day I made the acquaintance of the handsome and wonderful Sean Cockwell. I'm not the only one who thinks he's super cute; he's released a series of calendars featuring his deliciousness for those fans and has an online presence, which is how I found him to begin with. We developed an email friendship and decided to collaborate on a project. I did the paintings of him featured in his 2016 calendar. It's available for purchase, as well as a number of books Sean has written, HERE.