I love creating whimsical, quirky art inspired by my children and their wonderful imaginations. Every piece is approved by both my daughters and must comply with the following checklist: Fun? Check. Silly? Check. Colorful? Check. (This one is gauged by how long my two-year-old will point at it and ooh and aah.) Everything I create has a story to go along with it, thanks to my daughters. It's usually long and complicated, with princesses and monsters, but it's imaginative and I love that I can inspire that kind of creativity in my girls.
Artist Andrea Doss' whimsical, storybook paintings are chiefly informed by her most discerning critics—her daughters. "Every piece has been approved by both my girls and must comply with the following checklist: Fun? Check! Silly? Check! Colorful? Check!" Filled with beached bunnies, bubble-blowing creatures, tea toting titmice, and balloon wielding magic dragons, all of Andrea's charming works of art seem to be snapped from the middle of these characters' stories and inspire imaginative new narratives as told by the miniature art appreciators in your life.
These teensy mice share an evening spot of tea in Andrea's dreamy illustration. In the background, a curious ladybug creeps up the stalk of a wispy dandelion seed head whose dispersed tufts have caught the eye of one mouse between sips. Whether it's given the spotlight in a baby's nursery or a toddler's playroom or it's coupled with Andrea's other animal friends, this touching scene keeps your décor just sweet enough by evoking the magical realms of a child's imagination.
This piece is printed on Enhanced Matte and framed with an acid-free mat under plexiglass and in framed in black poplar wood. The original is acrylic on canvas. Made in the USA.