Jean Batzell Fitzgerald







Jean Batzell Fitzgerald

Jean Batzell Fitzgerald

Art and Gifts


Just the facts:
- Born to two trained fine artists who taught and won prizes (father now listed in Who Was Who in American Art)
- involved in all kinds of crafts for many years: jewelry, lots of hand painted stuff, wire sculpture, polymer clay sculpture, hot glue jewelry, hand painted soft sculpture, t-shirts, etc.
I sold my jewelry to a handful of stores in different states over the years when I was visiting.
- Composed a web site doing my dog breed designs (cats too) and put my designs on lots of products. Was working 60 to 70 hours a week and then . . .
- Blessed the day I discovered a "Print on Demand" web site in 2004. My near retirement husband was able to quit early. Designs were nearly all dog related + I had discovered inserting dogs into some of the most famous masterpieces in the world was something people loved. I later branched out into doing cats, llamas, horses and guinea pigs.
- Was blessed to be chosen to appear in the book "Decorative Painting for Fun and Profit" by Susan Young in 2000.
- In 2016, a children's book I illustrated won first place in the animals/pets category in the 2016 International Book Awards. It also won the Mom's Choice Award - DOGS: A Kid's Book of Dog Breeds

Lately I love experimenting with encaustic wax paint. I basically keep busy creating to stay as close to sane as I can. I am compelled. I relate to something Grandma Moses said: "Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy." I would add "doing what you love."

My dog, cat and other pet related designs on products produced by Cafe Press are at: I also post designs at and offer my handscrafted thiings at

Thanks for looking.


Colorful Abstract Designs

Semi Abstract

Landscapes - Seascapes

Mona Lisa and Her Cats

Saint Francis with Dog Breeds

Dogs Inserted Into Famous Art

Sea Turtle

Dog Breeds in Charming Scenes


Christmas Theme with Dogs Cats and Other Pets

Starry Night by Van Gogh with Dogs Inserted

Rainbow Bridge Dogs and Cats