IMPORTANT UPDATE 1.1.17 WOOF Factory has painted pets non-stop from 2008-2016! OMD that's 2 pawsidential terms & 56 years in dog time! Commissions are closed for 2017. (Owner/Artist is taking a much needed nap!) I appreciate everyone who bought a painting or a print from me over the past 8 years!
WOOF Factory was born in 2008 from a dog obsession and
a love of art. Steph
Fitzsimmons, the woof artist, painted her furry muses in 2008.
There were 5 of them at the time, and they were all dogs. Then
she painted some friend's dogs and soon thereafter BAM ... the
WOOF Factory! She hasn't stopped painting dogs since.
Milestone #2: The WOOF Factory hired Johnny
Gato, an orange kitty in 2013. Johnny is campaigning to rename
the company Meow Factory. We are considering it, but he is currently
outnumbered. However, the artist has started painting more cats.
Employee Recognition Program: The WOOF Factory
curently employs three dogs, along with Johnny Gato the cat. They
"help" make art. They are Dukie Valentino, Loki Smokie
and Lena Banana. These employees also provide entertainment, exercise,
and inspiration to the artist.
The Dogfather, Jason Fitzsimmons, helps out with shipping, sewing,
printing and inspiration and ideas. He also organizes snacks and
meals for the furry employees as well as bathroom breaks and exercise.
The WOOF Factory is located in Des Moines, IA.
We have shipped art all over the US and Canada.
If you want to add a fur friend to your life,
we urge you to check out your local shelters & rescues. You
will be amazed by the number of beautiful, loving animals without
homes. Every dog and cat deserves to have their own someone!
Steph would love to paint for you! She has painted hundreds of
beloved dogs, cats, ferrets, guinea pigs & would be honored
to paint somebody for you. Pricing
and how to order>
does graphic design-y illustration stuff too including but not
limited to animal-related art. If that's something you need, she
may be able to help with that too.
recent places where you might have seen WOOF Factory art:
documentary (Painting in Jonny Justice's home, 2nd Jonny scene
toward the end of the movie. Currently on Netflix!)
Boone Veterinary Hopspital
lobby, Boone, IA (Currently 2016)
DMACC Boone Campus Library, Boone, IA, November 2015 - February
2nd Annual Arb Bark, Iowa Arboretum, Madrid, IA, October 4, 2014
ARL Dog Jog & Fido Fest, Des Moines, IA, May 17, 2014
Johnston Public Library, Johnston, IA, December 2013-January 2014
Urbandale Public Library, Urbandale, IA Summer 2013
Everyday Dogs, Omaha Bicycle Co., Omaha,
NE, June 7, 2013
Angie Anderson Memorial Dog Walk & Fido Fest, Ankeny, IA,
May 18, 2013
Art Wall at Sanford Museum, Cherokee, IA, February 2013
are 10 year old Chow/Shepherd Mix sisters who have been with us
since December 2006. They are shy and sweet and silly. Dukie
is an approximately 8-year-old white Siberian Husky with 2 different
colored eyes. He is our little Care Bear. He was adopted in 2011
from Taysia Blue.
- the dogs that started it all and took a chunk of our hearts
with them when they left. Forever loved and missed.
Johnny Gato oversees all the art activities.
Loki and Steph the artist on the deck summer 2013.