Description This charismatic black and white tuxedo cat is a portrait of the cat from whom Artist BZTAT got her name. The original Beezie-tat (I tawt I taw a Beezie Tat! I deed! I deed! I DEED tee a Beezie Tat!) gave the artist 19 years of companionship and inspiration. Beezie went to the Rainbow Bridge in 2003.The original artwork is a drawing using Prismacolor Pencils and Markers on White Bristol Board paper.
BZ TAT, Canton, OH Member Since May 2008 Artist Statement Artist Vicki Boatright, known as “BZTAT” (pronounced bee-zee-tat), specializes in whimsical drawings, paintings and prints of cats, dogs and other companion animals. She is an avid pet lover, and her love of animals shines through in her artwork.
BZTAT creates colorful customized pet portraits, which are unique in their original contemporary style. BZTAT also creates murals and other artworks that address social issues, community development, cultural diversity, and many other themes. Contact her through www.bztat.com for commissioned work or on-site painting at events.
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.
BZTAT Studios is located in the trendy Canton, OH arts district. Vicki has been involved in numerous community arts and social service projects in the Stark County, Ohio area and has created a number of “Dialogues” murals as public arts projects, incorporating the creative inspiration of others into her own artwork at community events.