Popular acronyms BFF OMG and LOL derived from the Graffiti style font reproduced as greeting cards in 2016.
Back in 2016 I acquired a beach hut and since then have been inspired to create artwork around the popular seaside theme (the beach hut project cane be read about in the projects category). So far a hand painted hanging sign depicts the beach hut and an original artwork has been reproduced as Friendship and New Home greeting cards.
In 2017 the boat was painted as part of the Nautical collection, it originated as the sign for a new nursery room as a customer request. It is available as a personalised hand painted hanging canvas, a room sign and a greeting card.
The bunny character is quite a recent work, hand painted in 2017 as a hanging wall art for my daughter who loves her cuddly bunny soft toy. The bunny has the Liza J design uniqueness with the fuller face and the eyes and nose similar to that of the lion character. The original artwork has been reproduced as greeting cards for birthdays and as an Easter bunny!
The Chicken was part of the 'Farm Original' range created in 2007, so one of the first characters in the Liza J design collection. The chicken has become popular on its own, with a new personalised canvas available to compliment any farm themed baby nursery room.
Part of the Farm Animal collection in 2007, the cow original painting is available as personalised canvas, small name plaque and new baby and birthday cards.
The crocodile was a later addition to the Jungle collection, painted in 2008 and became one of the characters in the Jungle Pastel Name Canvas. Available as a hand painted individual canvas which can be personalised with a name.
The cupcake design is new for 2018 and another addition to the digital created characters using advanced software and no paints. Currently produced as a greeting card to say thank you teacher and ‘Happy Birthday’.
Part of the Woodland collection painted in 2010, the deer is a pretty apricot coloured character available as a hand painted canvas which can be personalised with a name.
Meet Buddy, an adorable apricot cockapoo (cross cocker spaniel and poodle). Buddy has been created digitally from scratch using advanced software and no paints. Buddy is currently available as greeting cards and a new A4 print (coming soon). Buddy’s owner was exceptionally pleased with his portrait: “The card looks just like Buddy, you are a very talented lady.”
Meet Nellie, a gorgeous manchester terrier. Nellie has been created digitally from scratch using advanced software and no paints. Nellie is currently available as greeting cards and a new A4 print (coming soon). Nellie’s owner was over the moon with her portrait: “Thank you for the beautiful Nellie cards. You have captured her absolutely perfectly.”
Meet Rosie, a beautiful Springador (cross labrador and springer spaniel). Rosie has been created digitally from scratch using advanced software and no paints. Rosie is currently available as greeting cards and a new A4 print (coming soon). Rosie was recently a popular Father’s Day card with a recent review: “Got such an amazing reaction when he opened it! He actually got emotional. Beautiful card.”
This cheerful duck was originally hand painted in 2007, created as part of the Farm Original collection. Available as hand painted picture canvases, personalised fine art print and a new greeting card.
Hand painted in 2007 as part of the Jungle collection, the elephant is a popular character chosen to be part of the set to complete a Jungle themed nursery design.
The fairy design originated in 2009 as a one off large bespoke hand painted wall art with an elaborate castle in the clouds. One of the Fairies on this design was reproduced as a First Christmas fine art print and later now used as a greeting card.
Farm Original collection was created in 2007. Six characters are within the collection: the cow, chicken, duck, horse, pig and sheep.
The Football design originated in 2011 and is now available as a hand painted large name canvas, small hanging sign, fine art print and greeting card, all personalised with chosen team colours.
The Fox was an original painting created in 2010 for a Woodland themed nursery. It is available as an individual hand painted picture canvas.
The Giraffe character by Liza J design was the first character born in 2007 and has influenced all the different characters from then on. The unique cartoon style with it's fuller round face is predominant in all Liza's works. The giraffe character can be found on hand painted canvases, prints and greeting cards and is part of the 'Jungle' collection.
Although Graffiti as such is not a character it originated in 2009 from a request for a centre wall piece in a teenagers bedroom, creating the Graffiti Name Canvas. The Graffiti Name Canvas was hand painted on a longer-style canvas on a brick background. It's style has further been developed into smaller hand painted hanging signs and Acronym saying greeting cards.
The Jungle collection consists of all the 'Jungle' characters created during the period of 2007 - 2008. There are two Jungle collections; 'Jungle Original' with bright coloured backgrounds and 'Jungle Pastel' with pastel coloured backgrounds. As a whole character collection, products that have been produced are individual mix and match picture canvases, hand painted name canvases and hanging signs.
Currently we have eight characters in this collection:
Crocodile, Elephant, Giraffe, Lion, Monkey, Snake, Tiger, Zebra
Just a little bit later in 2008, the leopard was painted to join the Jungle Pastel range, available on several different pastel backgrounds, the leopard can be personalised with a name.
Part of the 2017 Nautical collection, the lighthouse is available as a hand painted hanging canvas and a greeting card.
With tones of yellow and orange the lion was originally painted as part of the Jungle collection in 2007 and has become a popular character as a hand painted hanging sign and name plaque.
This cheeky monkey character was created in 2007 as part of the Jungle Original collection, The monkey is available as a hand painted canvas and a fine art print.
The Netball design is currently produced as a hand painted name canvas in medium and large. The design originated from a request in 2016 after seeing the Football design in the same style. Colours and stripes mimic the team kit to form their name.
The owl character was originally painted as part of the Woodland collection in 2010, it has been reproduced as a popular family birthday card and also available as a hand painted personalised canvas.
The Paint Your Own range first came about after a new idea for hosting a six year olds birthday party in 2016. It is a great source of entertainment for younger budding artists who enjoy painting their own artwork featuring their very own name. Currently each one is hand drawn using black waterproof archival ink in either a hanging sign or larger name canvas.
I adore the panda! The panda is an original painting created in 2017 for my daughter who was in the 'Pandas' class at school. The design is available in any hand painted product but has been mainly reproduced as greeting cards at this stage (a very popular Valentine's card this year).
The penguin was hand painted in 2015 as part of the Arctic animal collection. It has been very popular as a greeting card design for occasions such as Christmas, Valentine's and Birthdays.
Back in 2008 I was asked to create a personalised 'pirate' themed painting for a little boys nursery room. The hand painted pirate ship canvas was painted and from that the original design was reproduced as a fine art print and greeting cards. The design was adapted shortly after to feature a girl pirate.
The Polar Bear was hand painted originally as part of the Arctic Animal collection in 2015. The character later became popular as birthday and Christmas card designs.
The dark chestnut pony was first painted in 2011 as a customer request. The pony design has continued being offered as hand painted canvases with variants of tan coloured and bespoke portraits. One of the original works of the dark chestnut pony was reproduced as a giclée high resolution fine art print and greeting card.
After a customer request, the Poppy canvas was hand painted onto canvas with gold highlights. The poppy design was later part of a whole Primary School project to remember 100 years of the Great War, the project can be read about in the projects category.
An original hand painting in ©2014, the Rag Doll became a birth announcement fine art print. Later it was developed into new baby and birthday greeting cards and has become a very popular design (a boys version is in the development stage)!
The reindeer is a fairly new character created in 2017 and was a very popular Christmas card design!
NEW for Christmas 2018. The jolly santa character was digitally drawn using advanced software and no paints. Currently produced as a greeting card especially for Christmas time.
The seal is an original painting in 2015, the character is part of the Arctic animal collection.
The Sheep character was originally hand painted in 2007 as part of the Farm Original collection. It has become a very popular canvas hanging sign for nursery bedrooms.
The snake was designed to curve around the letters in the Jungle Pastel Name Canvas in 2007, it is also available as an individual picture canvas to compliment a jungle nursery theme.
First designed in 2017 as an extension to the Ball Sport collection, the Tennis design is available as a long name canvas, hand painted with kit colours on a lime green background.
Created as part of the first 'Jungle Original' collection in 2007, the tiger has somewhat branched out on his own! It is a popular character available individually as hand painted picture canvases, wall hanging name signs and greeting cards.
The tractor design was created last year in 2017 for a Christening gift for a little boy to compliment his bedroom. Currently it is available as a hand painted hanging sign.
Originally painted in 2011, the Choo Choo train was painted to compliment a young boys new 'big' bedroom, it became popular as a single personalised train and a longer name hand painted name canvas.
The unicorn character by Liza J design is new for 2018 and the first digitally created character using advanced software and no paints. Currently produced as a birthday greeting card in the purple colour way and new this Christmas in a white colour way with a gold glitter horn!
The Wedding attire idea came about in 2013, when I was asked to create some unique wedding invitations for a very good friend. The bride's dress and groom's suit were hand painted and reproduced ready for printing. The design has now become a popular Wedding acceptance card, Wedding day card and a fine art Wedding day print.
An original painting in 2017, this became part of the Nautical range and is currently available as a personalised individual hanging hand painted canvas.
The bear character is very special to me. 'He' and 'She' were first produced when I was a teenager; I was often doodling these bear characters and they haven't changed much in style! After my first born I created a large mural on one wall of a teddy bears picnic featuring these beloved bears. In 2010 this brown bear was first hand painted as part of the 'Woodland' collection for my second nursery design. The original design was then reproduced as a fine art print and greeting cards. The bears on the greeting cards are often different to depict the mother, father and baby bears, each time a bear is produced as a new hand painted canvas it will be naturally painted slightly different so these are often reproduced again onto the greeting cards.
The Zebra character was created in 2007 as part of the Jungle design. It is available as a individual hand painted canvas of which can be personalised.