Maui, Hawaii / Sun Valley, Idaho (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
Acclaimed animal portrait artist Brandis Sarich possesses the unique ability to recognize an animal’s individual spirit and capture it beautifully in a painting. And now, thanks to a new partnership with Costco, members are able to commission Sarich to paint a custom portrait of their beloved family pets with special rates and sizes for Costco members.
Sarich’s paintings are available through Costco’s Online Fine Art Sales, where Costco members can also find works by masters including Chagall, Miro and Klee. Sarich’s art, available by navigating to http://www.costco.com (click “Home & Décor” and then “Fine Art”), is the national retailer’s first foray into unique, commissioned custom art.
The very popular artist works directly with each client to understand the unique personality of the pet. Using those stories along with photos, Sarich creates a conceptual drawing, which she then shares with the client. After any adaptations are incorporated and approved by the client, Sarich uses a combination of transparent and opaque layers of acrylics and pastels to create the image, all the while sending updated images of the painting to the client via e-mail. Sarich completes the large, colorful and heartwarming portrait and obtains final approval from the client before the painting is finalized, professionally framed and shipped ready to be hung on the wall.
“Animals have always been a core part of my life. I love their spirit and their energy and I’m grateful that I’m able to capture all of that in my pieces,” says Sarich, who splits her time between Maui, Hawaii and Sun Valley, Idaho.
“I’ve been a big fan of Costco for many years, and as the online art market becomes a force in art sales, I thought this would be a fantastic opportunity to share my art, and provide Costco’s many animal-loving members with the chance to commission an original piece of art that immortalizes their pet while bringing warmth and happiness into their home decor.”
Over the past 15 years, Sarich’s clientele has grown to include celebrities, politicians and many other people who simply love their pets. From humble beginnings under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina, Hawaii, and the Ketchum Art Fair in Sun Valley, Sarich is poised to become recognized internationally, and her partnership with Costco is exposing her art to the growing ranks of pet owners in the US where there are currently 83 million dogs. With collectors of her art from Japan to Italy, she is in discussions with international galleries about upcoming shows in Paris and Mexico City.
“Wherever I travel I meet people who love their dogs and love their homes. And when they love my style, as well, we have a perfect match for a successful partnership in art.”
Sarich is a trained architect who incorporates some of those same design skills in her art. She regularly paints portraits of both dogs and horses. She was raised in San Francisco and attended the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in architecture.
Portraits can incorporate one or two animals. Prices for the commissioned, original art range between $499 for a small portrait (12”x12”), to $2,499 for a large portrait (22”x30”) for two pets. Her most popular portraits are the large 22”x22”format artworks, which prominently feature one pet on a colorful contemporary background.
Members are encouraged to contact Sarich with any questions at (808) 344-0255 or via e-mail at info(at)BrandisSarich(dot)com. You can see many of Sarich’s wonderful paintings at http://www.astropup.com. You can also view a video of Brandis at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuvySgju3_w.
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Brandis Sarich – (808) 344-0255 - brandis(at)astropup(dot)com
Alan Elias – (925) 785-2650 - elias2000(at)sbcglobal(dot)net