Category Archives: animal art

The Truth About Unique ZenDalas Is About To Be Revealed…

Art speaks where words are unable to explain. Unknown

ZenDala Art

In this collection are my intuitive ZenDala paintings. This name came to me as I was meditating, bringing meditation and Mandala circle art together. I combine my love of organic scribbling within the ZenDala design. 

Since the ZenDalas are hand-painted there will always be some imperfections, as in life…I prefer to draw organic shapes and free-flowing forms, which are not always symmetrical.

Guided by intuition, every ZenDala is one-of-a-kind. I paint ZenDalas with vivid colors, symbols, dragonflies, butterflies, animals or flowers from nature, which is a true reflection of my artistic mind and spirit.

To learn more about how to commission a meaningful, heart-felt and personal LifeExpressions painting, go to the custom order  page.

10 Reasons Why People Love My Animal Art Collection So Much!

Animal Art Giclee Prints

Fanciful Birds, Vibrant Fish, Enchanting Wildlife

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. Henry Ward Beecher

People have always loved my animal art and are able to purchase from the animal art collection many lovely and whimsical animals. You may do this directly from my fine art gallery website/store. All purchases are secure!

The 10 reasons why people love my animal art:

  • Animals bring happiness and relieve stress even if the animal is just an image.
  • They are painted in a stylized realistic manner.
  • They are beautiful and lovely images to look at.
  • Animal art lights up any room decor.
  • This collection is also great art for kids.
  • The paintings are colorful and have a whimsical flair.
  • There are many fanciful birds to choose from.
  • Zebras and elephants are some of my best sellers.
  • The enchanting themes are visually appealing.
  • The animals are fun and appealing to many people.

This collection showcases wildlife art such as elephants and zebras. Fanciful birds include flamingos, toucans, lovebirds and other tropical birds along with puffin sea birds. This animal art collection also offers vibrant clownfish, soothing tropical fish swimming in silky waters and playful dolphins gliding through the ocean.

All of my art is reproduced from original paintings or drawings as fine art giclee prints. Mediums used in these artworks include archival ink, acrylic ink, alcohol ink, gouache, color pencil, pen&ink and/or watercolor. All of my art is reproduced from original paintings or drawings as fine art giclee prints.

10 Benefits For Owning Dee Van Houten’s Original Artworks

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. Edgar Degas

My love story with art…

Fine Art Giclee Prints

I am most passionate about creating art and that very personal process is a deep part of my spirit that weaves itself throughout all aspects of my life. I’ve always been interested in the healing aspect of art that hopefully will resonate with the viewer in a meaningful way. Whether I create art that is ethereal, spiritual, realistic, impressionistic or whimsical in nature, I want that piece to give back a visual experience for each individual who sees my work.

What are the benefits of owning a Dee Van Houten original painting or fine art giclee prints?

  • Owning an original piece of art that was created by me will surely have a positive effect on the owner because they were attracted to my art for some personal reason.
  • My art will not only decorate your environment, but enrich it as well.
  • Buying art (not just mine), supports artists and allows them to keep on creating interesting new pieces (hopefully)!
  • The aesthetics of buying art for your home or office…making your space look even better!
  • My original art is one-of-a-kind and created by me in the state of Virginia.
  • There is always a story that goes along with my art.
  • Buying my original art or giclee prints will connect you on an emotional level with the piece that you purchase.
  • Buying original artwork always appreciates in value and that’s a good thing!
  • Remember not to stress over if the art you love and want to buy will ‘match’ your sofa or other decor…buy it because you love the way it looks and makes you feel.
  • And don’t forget to support your local artists!

Painting mediums I currently use are archival ink, acrylic ink, gouache, alcohol ink and color pencil. My newest original works in alcohol ink have an impressionistic and lyrical aura about them. My SoulWorks paintings are how I express my personal thoughts, awareness and sensitivity about my spiritually.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my art and know that I am revealing to you my truth and beliefs that reside softly within.

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©2019 Dee Van Houten; All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized use prohibited.

Puffin Talk Giclee Prints–People Go Crazy Over Them!

People go crazy for my puffin art! They are such whimsical and charming sea birds. I love them and they have appeared in several of my animal art giclee prints.

Puffin Talk was created as a gouache (opaque watercolor) painting in a realistic manner. These whimsical puffin sea birds look like they are having a funny conversation. This charming work of art reproduced as high quality giclee prints is ready to be printed and framed. Choose from several different media to have your art printed on such as, museum quality art paper or canvas. The original has been sold but can be purchased as a giclee print. Other bird art I offer for sale are flamingos, gouldian finches and tropical birds.

Other fine art for sale as giclee prints are my wildlife gouache paintings (zebras and elephants) available at (All purchases are secure – all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted).

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To see this painting and my other bird art, please click on one of the following links: flamingos, lovebirds, toucans. All work is available as a secure purchase for giclee prints and/or originals at