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Fun Art! Mardi Gras Noah’s Ark Giclee Prints-Charming!

I was commissioned to paint Noah’s Ark in my whimsical animal art style as a poster for the 2006 New Orleans Mardi Gras. The client who hired me for this freelance job gave me free-reign (music to my artistic ears!) to paint the animals and ark any way I wanted to as long as I used my whimsical style, which he loved. This was the most fun freelance job I’ve ever experienced!

This is what the final poster looked like:

dee van houten, noah's ark poster
Noah’s Ark Poster

I have since made Noah’s Ark into a high resolution giclee fine art print which you can securely purchase from my art gallery/store website. See image below.

Noah's Ark Mardi Gras giclee print at devaart.com

Noah’s Ark is a fanciful giclee print that features playful animals in pairs afloat in the ‘sea’ of the Mardi Gras parade. The delightful, whimsical and playful pairs of animals are all joining in the Mardi Gras celebration in some way; by throwing or wearing beads, playing music and even dancing among the different shapes of confetti floating through the air.

Two dressed up penguins are standing on either end of the ark throwing beads off into the sea. One of the toucans, wearing a party hat, sits steadily on top of the Bourbon Street lamp post while one of the elephants holds the post up with his trunk.

Also joining in this upbeat Mardi Gras celebration are mice, raccoons, ladybugs and puffins. There are tropical fish playfully throwing beads over to the starfish who are dancing on top of the water surrounding the ark. Two sea-horses are gently sitting atop the billowy waves, also wearing fancy beads.

The ark itself, resembles a Dutch-like design with beautiful flowers painted all across its body. Two lovely butterflies are flying around the ark amid pieces of colorful confetti floating through the sky. You will see two Westie dogs poking their inquisitive heads out through the portholes. This delightful painting would look great in a kids room or anywhere you want a colorful, fun and uplifting feeling.

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.

DevaArt Studio Fine Art Blog

Fine Art Paintings

Dee is trained in fine art (painting), illustration, web design and graphic design) and creates fine art in four collections: SoulWorks spiritual art, LifeExpressions custom paintings, ZenDala intuitive art, alcohol ink paintings and Animal Art as wildlife, birdlife and sealife. Original and custom artwork are also offered for sale.

Original artworks and giclee prints can be seen and securely purchased from my online art gallery; devaart.com. In the Animal Art collection you can choose from flamingos, toucans, lovebirds, puffins, gouldian finches, elephants, zebras, clownfish, dolphins and tropical fish. These pieces of art are offered as gicee prints.

You will be able to choose from various sizes and media to have the artwork printed on such as museum quality archival matte or glossy paper, canvas and many others. Custom framing is also available. (All purchases are secure; communications between your browser and the website are encrypted).

If you would like to subscribe to my fine art email list (you may always opt-out) please go here. You may contact Dee by going to this link; contact, which will take you to her fine art painting and print website.

Handmade Jewelry Designs

Artisan designed jewelry; necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Every piece is one-of-a-kind and made in the USA. I only use the best materials in my designs which are sterling silver, raw and Swarovski crystals, genuine sea glass, vintage beads, Czech wood beads (necklaces for men), raw copper, pewter and/or stainless steel. At my handmade jewelry store website you can view and securely purchase these designs.

You can email me at devaartstudio@devaart.com

Dee Van Houten Fine Art Paintings and Handmade Jewelry.

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