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Welcome to Fur Mama Studio, an artistic journey celebrating all things to do with our furry (and sometimes not-so-furry) companions! Iā€™m Alexa, the artist, designer, and all around Fur Mama behind this operation.

Fur Mama Studio is about cherishing the moments and memories shared with our pets and the animals we call family... About learning to live life freely and with every intention of being as happy as we can be... About being creative and easy-going, letting our hearts lead us down the many paths we will take.

Here you will find playfully painted portraits that capture a frisky puppy just waiting for the next chance to cause trouble or a stubborn lady kitty who isn't about to put up with any of our crap. Spontaneous and emotive photography also lives here, highlighting just how different every one of our furry citizens is and how each can pull not-so-gently on a unique heartstring. Scattered amongst these portraits are informative designs, pleading many causes close to any animal lover's heart, shared to educate and contribute to the army of voices fighting against breed-specific legislation, dumping at shelters, and irresponsible breeding.

Fur Mama Studio came to be after realization that dogs and cute little fluffy beings have always been and will always be the things that get me out of bed in the morning (quite literally... my own fur child waiting not-so-patiently for her walk or game of fetch.) During my last few semesters of art school, I decided to take the leap, head-first into devoting my craft and skills to my ultimate passion. After painting 13 dogs in 8 weeks for my culminating BFA installment and feeling my excitement to paint the next one skyrocket with each finishing signature, I was hooked. I was hooked on getting to paint adorable animals all day. I was hooked on finding new ways to illustrate their exact personality. I was hooked on the reaction from the subject's owners, seeing the pure joy on their faces seeing their babies right there in the paint. The pull to be a part of the amazing community of animal-lovers everywhere was irresistible. I've learned that no matter what your age, background, status, or occupation, everyone loves dogs and kitties.

Thank you for stopping by and learning more about Fur Mama Studio. I hope you find happiness, connection and inspiration from what I pour my heart and should into every day! Make sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook for even more fun content, like progress photos, funny behind-the-scenes peeks into my everyday life, and exciting ways to get involved with Fur Mama Studio.

-Alexa a.k.a. Fur Mama

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Hello! I'm Alexa, the artist, designer, and all around Fur Mama behind this operation. Thanks for stopping by! As a treat, here are some tidbits about me:

Hobbies: Hanging out with my pup, Nala, eating yummy food and watching sports with Fur Papi, drinking coffee, curling up with a good book, trying to grow more fingers to fit more rings, and lounging on the dog beach.

My Style: Deep discounts, Goodwill and hand-me-downs from my stylish mom and nana... Less money spent on clothes means more spent on spoiling my dog, extra large coffees and bigger art supply hauls!

Obstacle That Would Defeat Me On Fear Factor: Ladybugs! I can handle a big spider, snake, and ghost story, but keep those stinky beetles away from me!

Education and Schooling: B.F.A. Studio Art and Illustration from Grand Valley State University... Go Lakers!