Artist Vicki Boatright, known as “BZTAT” (pronounced bee-zee-tat), is an accomplished artist with several public art projects to her credit. An avid pet lover and business partner to her cat Brewskie Butt, she is well known to the blogging community.
Vicki specializes in whimsical drawings, paintings and prints of cats, dogs and other companion animals. She creates colorful customized pet portraits, which are unique in their original contemporary style.
Vicki also creates murals and other artworks that address a variety of themes.
Vicki is a writer in addition to being an artist. She is the Akron Arts Examiner for Examiner.com, writing about the arts for Stark and Summit counties in Ohio. She also writes as the Crazy Cat Lady for Aarf.com.
Vicki has used social media to develop a worldwide audience for her artwork. Other artists have come to her for guidance in using social media to develop personal branding and niche marketing through social media. Contact her to inquire about social media consultation for artists.
Vicki holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in the visual arts from Marshall University in Huntington, WV and a Masters Degree in counseling from Marshall University.
She is an accomplished artist as well as Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She has worked as a child and family therapist since 1991.
Vicki has completed a number of public and private art commissions in addition to a large body of work that follows her own vision.
Her work encompasses a variety of styles and media however clear themes are evident throughout her work.
She is known for her vivid colorations, utilizing painting, drawing, assemblage/collage, and digital media to create interesting works of art.
Vicki signs her artwork BZTAT in homage to a feline companion of that name, who was an artistic inspiration to her for 19 years.