Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2015

I know it’s late, but I’ve been burning the midnight oil for many weeks to get my new products out for you. I know everyone is looking for gifts this holiday seasons, and you want to make sure they get to their destination on time so please take a moment to look over my holiday shipping deadlines:


  • To have your domestic (US) orders arrive on or before December 24th they must be placed and paid for before December 8th at 9:30AM PST / 12:30PM ET.
  • For orders going to Hawaii or Alaska please allow for more time.


  • To have your domestic (US) orders arrive on or before December 24th they must be placed and paid for before December 10th at 9:30AM PST / 12:30PM ET.
  • For orders going to Hawaii or Alaska please allow for more time.


  • To have your domestic (US) orders arrive on or before December 24th they must be placed and paid for before December 14th at 9:30AM PST / 12:30PM ET.
  • For orders going to Hawaii or Alaska please allow for more time.


  • My paintings are hand made and made to order so I cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas. If you email me, I can give you an estimate on delivery.


Like most things in life, shipping dates are not guaranteed. Things happen unexpectedly so the earlier you order, the better!



2015-11-25T10:58:15+00:00 November 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Animal Whisperer T-Shirt Collection

I gotta be honest here. I absolutely love these new Animal Whisperer t-shirts.

You can jump to the end of the post for the shirt details. But first, a little history…

I started painting my animal silhouette paintings about four years ago, and I’m proud of how much people have enjoyed them. They’ve ended up on nursery walls, above living room couches, and in dining rooms. They’ve also traveled the globe, including places like Ireland and Australia.


Canvas Prints

I tried to create a variety of animals (including flying monkeys) because I love them all.

There are plenty of color schemes and layouts to choose from, but there aren’t just canvas prints available.

For customers who are looking to spend a little less or may want something less dominating, I also offer fine art prints of each design. You can select from a wide range of sizes and two types of high quality, archival paper. The Somerset Velvet paper is wonderful.


Art Prints

Those two product lines have served me and my customers well, but they’re also a bit limited. What if you’ve already decorated your walls, and you don’t really have a need for them? True, you could continue to buy them for friends and family, but what about something besides traditional wall art?

Now that I’ve given my website and business a fresh look, I figured it was also time for a new addition to my product line. What about…

Colorful T-Shirts!

I’m thrilled to introduce my new Animal Whisperer collection.

I’ve taken each of my animal silhouettes (every one of them!) and designed them as t-shirts. Are you an animal whisperer? Do you know someone else who has a special connection with the animal world?

I’m proud to admit that I consider myself a cat whisperer.

Shirts are just the beginning. More to come…

To start things off, I’m offering my whisperer designs as short sleeved t-shirts printed with white designs. Each shirt is 100% fine cotton jersey and made in the USA. They’re extremely soft and have a fashion cut (order a size larger than normal), so they look and feel great.

There are plenty of colors (33!) to choose from as well. I’m excited that I’m able to print each animal onto a shirt with the same color scheme as my paintings so you’ll be able to buy a pink giraffe, blue horse, red T-rex, or you can mix and match however you please.

And don’t worry, I’m planning to bring these designs to other wearable products including kid’s shirts, vintage tri-blends, and much more. If you want to see them on a specific type of clothing, let me know!

I’m going to add these designs to more than just clothing so if you’d like to know when that happens, please sign up to my mailing list to be notified. You even get 10% off your first order by signing up!

These shirts are here just in time for the holidays so make sure you order yours today! They’re a perfect gift for the animal lovers out there.

Shop T-Shirts


Tell me, do you love them as much as I do? Let me know in the comments below and please share!

2017-07-23T19:52:49+00:00 November 24th, 2015|0 Comments

New Options for Fine Art Prints

There are some new purchase options for my fine art prints that I think you might be interested to hear about. First, let’s talk about the materials:

Two types of paper

Matte Photo

The new matte photo paper option was added for customers looking for a more economical choice.

Kodak Professional Endura Premiere Paper is the best photographic paper currently available, and it’s used to produce chromogenic prints (C-prints) through a traditional photographic process. The paper is exposed with light and then run through a chemical process. There is a slight sheen to the surface even though it’s the matte version of the paper.

What does that mean for you?

Dachshund wiener dog modern framed art print for sale by Ricky Colson

Well, the Kodak paper is considered the gold standard so you won’t notice a change in the color and quality of the print, but there will be a slight reflection, just like you’d see on a normal printed photo.

What you may notice even more is the significant drop in price.

Somerset Velvet

You now have an additional, less expensive choice (matte photo) for the type of paper my designs are printed on, but my best paper hasn’t gone anywhere.

The Somerset Velvet paper from Epson is still available, but it’s no longer the default option when you click on an art print to buy. It’s acid free, 100% cotton, and still my first choice for high quality prints.

It feels like watercolor paper and has absolutely no gloss so you’ll always get a perfect view no matter what angle you look from. You can tell by touching it why it’s the top choice for artists and printmakers.

Frog art print

Go big or go home

The other big change to my fine art prints are the new sizes I’ve added! Previously, you had just three choices. Now the list of standard sizes include:

  • 5×7
  • 8×10
  • 11×14
  • 16×20*
  • 18×24*
  • 24×36*

*new sizes

These new, larger sizes include both types of paper so if you want a giant, museum quality bee print to brighten up your room, you can now do that.

If you want to buy a tiny print to give as a gift for someone’s desk or nightstand, you can do that too.

As a friendly reminder, my prints do not come matted or framed. Take some time to look through my art prints and see if you like the new options. And please share!

2017-07-23T19:52:52+00:00 November 13th, 2015|0 Comments