ZenART's Membership Plans Terms & Conditions

(Updates effective 17/08/2020)

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ZenART Supplies Rewards & Referral Plan as well as Subscribe & Save Plan (“Membership Plans”), and members of the programs will earn zen coins in connection with the purchase of qualifying online products and online activities that are redeemable towards the purchase of certain products online. For the re-occurring members (Subscribe & Save Plan) this includes exclusive gifts & content.


  • Free. No purchase is necessary to obtain membership in the Rewards & Referral Program, but you must establish an account at https://shop.zenartsupplies.co/account/register . Please see our privacy policy, located here, to understand how information you provide us will be used. This program is void where prohibited.
  • Eligibility. In order to be eligible for the Rewards & Referral Program, you must create an account as outlined in these Terms and Conditions. You may create an account if you are at least seventeen (17) years of age, have Internet access, and have a valid mailing address. If you are between the ages of 17 and 18, you must have your parent’s permission to register for an account. If you choose to create an account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, username and password and for restricting access to your account. You are responsible for keeping such information current, complete, accurate and truthful. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account, username and/or password. You agree to provide only current, complete, accurate and truthful information. If you are accessing and using the Site on someone else’s behalf, you represent that you have the authority to bind that person as the principal to all Terms and Conditions provided herein, and to the extent you do not have such authority you agree to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to accept liability for harm caused by any wrongful use of the Site or Content resulting from such access or use. You may only have one member account per natural person. Persons who are discovered to have more than one account forfeit their zen coins and will be unsubscribed from the Loyalty Program.
  • How To Enroll in the Rewards & Referral Program. (a) Create an account: Visit www.zenartsupplies.com (the "Site" or "Online") and become a registered user of the Site. Click here to be taken directly to the registration page. You will be asked for your first and last name, your email address, and a password. You will also be given the option to sign up for our newsletter. Once you have submitted the requisite information, you will be sent an email to the address you listed confirming your membership. Once you have confirmed your email address, you are automatically enrolled in the Reward & Referral Program and are a member (“Member”).
  • How to Access/Change Your Member Information. You must keep your personal information on your Account up-to-date. To do so, click on the "My Account" section and access your account by entering your registered email address and current password. From your dashboard you can access your account information; review your current and past orders; change your profile; manage your subscriptions and applications, and access your previous purchases.
  • How to Cancel Your Membership. You may cancel an account at any time. To cancel your account, please send an email to support@zenartsupplies.co and write “cancel membership” in the subject line. The email must come from the account currently listed on our servers as being associated with your Rewards & Referral Program. If you no longer have access to that email address, please email our customer service department and we will verify your status and cancel your account. Upon cancellation, you are no longer a member, and any unused zen coins accrued in your account will be forfeited and cannot be redeemed. Zen coins maintain their value only on valid accounts in good standing, and except as otherwise provided here for redemption, have no cash value outside of their redemption value on the Site.


  • General Members can earn zen coins on the purchase of qualifying online products at zenartsupplies.co. To receive zen coins for your Online purchases, you must be signed into your account. You may check at any time to see if you are signed in to the Site by looking in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Gift cards do not qualify for zen coins. Other products that do not qualify for zen coins are noted on the Site.
  • Earning Rate. Members earn 5 sen coins for every $1.00 spent on qualifying purchases (in other words, one (5) zen coins for every one dollar ($1) spent). Zen coins are based on your order subtotal, after any discounts, only. Zen coins are rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if you spend $9.99, you will receive 9 zen coins. The calculation is as follows: $9.99 x 1 zen coins per dollar = 9.99 zen coins, which is rounded down to 9 zen coins. This program started on August 17, 2020, and initial levels were set on the 2020 amount spent on ordering products. Note: Shipping and Taxes are not taken into consideration. If an item is return and/or price adjusted that will also be removed from your rewards calculations.
  • Gift Cards. Gift card purchases are not eligible to receive zen coins. However, once a gift card is redeemed, zen coins will be awarded to the recipient for the subtotal after any gift card values, provided s/he is logged into the account, as outlined in these Terms and Conditions.
  • Addition of Zen Coins to Accounts. Zen Coins will be added to your Account under the following conditions, and will generally show up immediately. You will receive zen coins:
    • At the time of account registration
    • During the purchase of qualifying products
    • For other activities outlined on the Site that may show up from time to time. Note that for these other activities, including “bonus zen coins” accumulations and other zen coin promotions, zen coins may show as “pending,” depending upon the activity.
    • Joining the Birthday Club. Birthdate must be entered 30 days before your Birthday to qualify.
    • For Liking the ZenART Supplies Facebook page and sharing the ZenART Supplies Facebook page with your following. This is good one time only.
    • Following ZenART Supplies on Instagram. This is good one time only.
    • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Your account will be automatically awarded the discount only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying purchase. Discount will automatically be applied to account if stipulations are met.
  • Exclusions. Members earn zen coins only on the purchase price of: (i) qualifying online products. Calculation of zen coins excludes payment by the Member for shipping charges and all taxes, including without limitation, federal, state, and local taxes or use taxes. Zen Coins will not be earned on any discounts or other credits offered in connection with a product or service. For example, if a product that is normally $50 is on sale for $25, a Member will only earn zen coins on the purchase price of $25. Purchases of gift cards, redemption of vouchers, and any type of price adjustments, including merchandise returns, are not eligible for zen coins. All purchases made: (i) by a Member prior to such member joining the Program, (ii) Online without a Member being logged onto the Website with the Member's Account number linked to the Member's Online account, are not eligible for Reward & Referral Program credit. The purchase of ZenART Supplies products outside the Zenartsupplies.co website are not eligible for the Reward & Referral Program.
  • Returns/Order Cancellations. Zen Coins earned for a purchase that is then the subject of a return, cancellation, refund, declined credit card or gift card, or other credit will be deducted from your account in an amount equal to the zen coins earned for the original transaction, including any bonus zen coins that may be applicable. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return. Zen Coins redeemed on an order will not be reapplied back to your rewards account for any reason on a returned order. If a return/cancellation will cause your account to have a negative zen coin balance, you will not begin earning zen coins again until your zen coins balance is returned to zero (0), by making purchases, or engaging in other promotional activities offered from time to time. If an item is exchanged (different product) any redeemed rewards on the initial purchase may be transferred to the exchange one (1) time only. Rewards used on an order that is canceled cannot be reapplied as they are good for just one use.
  • Bonus Zen Coins Promotions. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may run certain bonus zen coin promotions. Under bonus zen coin promotions, Members can earn additional or "bonus zen coins" in connection with the purchase of certain online products. When you purchase these specially marked products or make the purchase during a bonus zen coins time period, you will earn bonus zen coins on each product, as specified in the offer. Bonus zen coin promotions are subject to the terms and conditions of the offer and may be offered at any time in ZenART Supplies sole discretion. Bonus zen coin offers cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Limitations on Bonus Zen Coins and Zen Coins, Generally. These terms apply to zen coins and bonus zen coins accruals. If you purchase a product during a promotion and the product comes with an additional, free product, zen coins will not be issued on the retail value of the free product. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product and pay a portion of the retail price after the zen coin's redemption, you will receive zen coins only on the leftover retail amount you pay, and not on any value attributed to the zen coin you used. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product in an amount equal to the full price of the product, you will not earn any zen coins.
  • Non-purchase Options for Earning Zen Coins. You may also earn additional zen coins on non-purchase activities. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may offer you the chance to win various prizes, and earn zen coins, for entering into promotions. For sweepstakes promotions, there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR TO WIN. Rules and restrictions will apply to such promotions and may be found on the entry page of any promotion.
  • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Email a friend an $8 off coupon on $50 order by clicking “ Earn Zen Coins” then “ Refer a Friend”. Enter the email address of a friend who has not purchased with ZenART Supplies before (if your referral has shopped with us before the referral link will be automatically voided by the system). A referral link will be sent to your friend with an $8 off coupon on a $50 order. $8 off coupon on $50 order will automatically be rewarded to your account only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying first-time purchase with ZenART Supplies. Your Referral friend will receive an $8 off coupon on $50 order, 200 zen coins for signing up, and zen coins from their first purchase made while signed into their new ZenART Supplies account.


  • How To Use Your Zen Coins. Zen Coins must be used in increments outlined in these Terms and Conditions. The maximum number of zen coins that may be used in a single transaction is 10,000 zen coins. Zen Coins may only be used Online at the ZenART Supplies website. Zen Coins towards Products: Members can use their zen coins to reduce the purchase price of a product or to receive a product for free based on the following scale:
    • 500 zen coins = $5.00 off
    • 1,000 zen coins = $10.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 1,500 zen coins = $15.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 2,500 zen coins = $25.00 off your at least $50 order

    Zen Coins can only be redeemed in any combination of the zen coin and increment amounts set forth above. Redemption of zen coins towards purchases of products is subject to product availability. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return.

  • Gift cards. Once available, zen coins cannot be used towards the purchase of gift cards. Gift card redemption, however, is eligible for zen coins. Zen Coins accrued pursuant to the use of a gift card will benefit the gift card user, provided the user has an account in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • To Redeem your Zen Coins. Before you begin shopping with us, sign in to your Shop account on our site. Select “Redeem Zen Coins” from the red tab housed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and select the amount of zen coins you would like to redeem. You will be issued a custom code that you can copy and paste into the discount bar during check out (Please note - only one code can be used). Your total payment amount will be discounted by the amount of zen coins you allocate to the purchase. Note that zen coins may only be redeemed for the purchase price of the product. Sales tax, shipping, and other handling charges assessed in addition to the price of the product are your responsibility and zen coins may not be used to discount these additional charges.
  • Exclusions. Only one account per natural person. Only one discount code can be redeemed per transaction. Rewards redemption codes may not be combined with any other discount codes. Zen Coins may not be transferred or gifted at this time. Zen Coins cannot be used on past purchases. Zen Coins accumulated on different accounts by different members may not be combined or aggregated to make purchases of products or for any other reason. Zen Coins earned in a transaction cannot be redeemed in the same transaction. Redeemed zen coins cannot be retroactively applied to any past order or receive a price adjustment on any order where redeemed zen coins were not applied. Zen Coins have no cash value outside of the ZenART Supplies website and are available only to members in good standing.
  • Zen Coins Expiration and Time Lapses. All zen coins acquired, whether standard zen coins or bonus zen coins, shall expire 180 days from the date the zen coins are added to your account. Zen Coins expire 180 days from the date in which they were assigned to your account. Specific onsite activities in which zen coins will be awarded are set to accrue zen coins based on a time-lapse at the discretion of ZenART Supplies.
    • Sign up: zen coins are added to your account instantly
    • Order: zen coins are added to your account when your order is placed.
  • Once zen coins are redeemed, a discount code will be assigned and we are unable to cancel the discount code and reapply the zen coins to your Reward & Referral account. Discount codes generated by redeeming zen coins do not expire until used. They are a one-time use code, so once it is used it is gone. If an order is returned zen coins will not be reinstated.

4. Subscribe & Save Plan

  • Re-occurring purchase. Purchase is necessary in order to participate in this plan. The plan is worth $6.95 and will be charged to your account on the same date of the month that you purchased the plan, i.e. if you purchased the plan on 19th of January, you will be charged for the plan on the 19th of each month you are a Subscribe & Save Plan member.
  • 15% re-occurring discount. As a member of the subscribe & Save Plan, you are eligible for a 15% discount every time you put an order in place. You are qualified for the discount as soon as you purchase the plan.
  • Cancellation. After a purchase made with a Subscribe & Save Plan, you are not able to get a refund for the plan for the month the purchase was valid for but you can cancel for the following months.
  • Free samples & accessories. These are included for members of Subscribe & Save Plan only. These are not included in each order but the member will be informed when they will receive "extras" in their order.
  • Access to exclusive content. Exclusive access to tutorials, guides, tips & tricks in video, pdf, or audio format will be part of the membership program. Not all exclusive content is available but what is and will be available is up to ZenART Supplies sole discretion.


  • By registering with Zenartsupplies.co and joining the Reward & Referral Program, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions, as well as any other terms that may be associated with the Reward & Referral Program. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to cancel, modify, suspend or restrict the Reward & Referral Program, your account, the redemption of zen coins, or any aspect of the Program, including, without limitation, the zen coin conversion ratio and the zen coin expiration policy at any time. Any changes can be made without advance notice. ZenART Supplies may make these changes even though such changes may affect your ability to use zen coins already accumulated. You are responsible for remaining knowledgeable about the Program Terms and Conditions. A Member's zen coins balance, as reflected in ZenART Supplies records, shall be deemed correct. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to determine the amount of zen coins in any Member's account based on ZenART Supplies' internal records related to such Member's account. In the event of an inconsistency between the amount accrued in a Member's account as stated on any Member's receipt and ZenART Supplies internal records, ZenART Supplies internal records will control. ZenART Supplies assumes no responsibility for errors caused by incorrect Member information. Your right to transfer zen coins earned or granted under the Program is strictly limited. The sale of zen coins is prohibited and may result in the confiscation or cancellation of your zen coins as well as suspension or termination of your membership, which in each case shall be final and conclusive. All transactions involving zen coins and all Member accounts are subject to review and verification by ZenART Supplies. The zen coins balance in a Member's account may be unavailable for use when an account or transaction is under review. ZenART Supplies may revoke any Member's membership in the Reward & Referral Program at any time if such Member engages in abuse of the Reward & Referral Program or fails to follow the terms and conditions of the Program. Fraud or abuse relating to the accrual of zen coins or redemption of rewards may result in revocation of membership in the Program and may affect a Member's eligibility for participation in any other ZenART Supplies program, present or future. Zen Coins are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The interpretation and application of the Program's Terms and Conditions are at the sole discretion and determination of ZenART Supplies. For more information or other questions, click on Contact Us.
  • The Terms and Conditions of the loyalty program are subject to change at ZenART Supplies’ sole discretion at any time and without notice to customers. Upon customer’s at-will termination of their Zenartsupplies.com registered account, or if a customer is termination for violation of these Terms and Conditions or other activities in violation of the intent and good faith intended use of this Site, all zen coins will immediately be forfeited and will no longer be redeemable. ZenART Supplies will make reasonable efforts to award zen coins as outlined above to all 1. registered and 2. qualifying Zenartsupplies.co customers but is not responsible for any technical or unforeseen errors that may occur.
  • Zen Coins are nontransferable, nonredeemable for cash, are nonrefundable and are not valid outside of Zenartsupplies.co. Purchases made outside Zenartsupplies.co are not valid for zen coin accrual (this includes, but is not limited to Facebook resell groups, Ebay, and Amazon).
  • Employees of ZenART Supplies are not eligible to participate in the Reward & Referral Program.

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Charlie O'Shields: The Inner Child, Doodlewash and World Watercolor Month

Charlie O'Shields: The Inner Child, Doodlewash and World Watercolor Month

How did one creative director's inner child's dream to create a picture book turn into a community? How did Doodlewash give birth to the annual World Watercolor Month?

It is inevitable to desire to want to do more of a freshly discovered hobby. However, it is quite rare to progress from that into fulfilling a long-ago dream while creating something that would benefit many others along the way. Hence, when Charlie declared he's doing something about his dream to create a picture book and expanded his blog to continuously motivate himself, he unintentionally started a fast-growing community of like-minded artists. This eventually led to World Watercolor Month. The rest is history.

Let's take a look at the personal and professional life of the beloved host of Sketching Stuff podcast, the creator of Doodlewash and founder of the annual World Watercolor Month, visual artist, designer, creative director, author, and our ZenARTist of June 2021, Charlie O'Shields.

Early Life in Missouri
Charlie and His Many Hats
The Inner Child's Dream to Write and Illustrate Books
The Birth of  World Watercolor Month
Art for Art Education
The Sketching Stuff Podcast
Finally, Picture Books!
Fine Line Mini for Sketching Stuff: Draw Upon A Time
Selected Pieces from Charlie's Body of Work

Charlie O'Shields is a creative director, visual artist, and author of several delightful art books. He is known as the host of the Sketching Stuff podcast, for creating Doodlewash, a global art community or 'playhouse' as he likes to call it. Furthermore, Charlie established World Watercolor Month, a non-profit event held every year in July. World Watercolor Month aims to bring together watercolor artists and enthusiasts for a month-long celebration of watercolor and other water media.

Charlie O'Shields on an Eames Lounge Chair. Photograph taken by Jeromey W. Bell

Early Life in Missouri

Charlie O'Shields was born on the 13th of April 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri to parents John and Marlene. John, Charlie's dad maintained creative projects alongside his work in an auto parts factory. For some time in his life, he produced several country-western music shows featuring known country music artists.

Infant Charlie with his mother, sister, brother, and father.

On the other hand, Charlie's mother, Marlene always kept crafting projects on top of her work in a sewing factory. Charlie finds it's always such a great joy working with his mother. He fondly recalls that among all Marlene's projects, his favorite was a pink stuffed elephant clad in overalls made with upcycled denim.

"To get the idea and the emotions across, I don't use people [as a subject for art] to keep it universal. I really want to get the message across and I purposely don't use people because I want it to work for all races and all gender identities. I want it to work for everyone." 
-Charlie O'Shields

Photo on the left: Charlie at five years old. Photo on the right: The bear little Charlie had his mom made a wardrobe of clothes for.

Charlie's older sister and brother were a decade older than him and both married young. Thus, from grade school, he lived the life of an only child in the household, doted on and surrounded by love and art. Because of this, Charlie's parents made sure he gets all the creative boosts they can give. His earliest exposure to art was through picture books. Numerous storybooks with beautiful illustrations, which would inspire his dream of making a picture book of his own someday.

Charlie and His Many Hats

It's not surprising with two imaginative parents that the gift of creativity would be passed through Charlie. At a young age, he wore many artistic hats. He was a professional actor, a singer, a playwright, and a set designer. On top of all his creative pursuits, Charlie also designed his own costumes for all his performances. With the help of his talented mother, Marlene collaborated with her son to bring all Charlie's designs to life.

A newspaper clipping about Charlie during his high school years.

Later in his adolescent years, he also taught tap and jazz dance while working through college for his arts degree. It is undeniable that this young multidisciplinary artist was destined to do more. It is likely that both his parents even hoped that he would continue on pursuing acting and singing as a life-long career. However, around his mid-20s, Charlie found a new career path and left the stage for good. To this day, he works as a full-time creative director on top of all his other hats. 

"Nobody in my family really knows what that [Creative Director] means, so they always just said I worked with computers. In reality, I've worked in many different fields of design. This includes web design, game design, product development, print design, and packaging design." 
-Charlie O'Shields

Charlie during his theater days.

The Inner Child's Dream to Write and Illustrate Books

One fine weekend in July 2015, his husband Philippe brought home a little box of watercolor to try out. After over 20 years of not picking up an actual brush to paint, Charlie found himself thoroughly enjoying the medium.

My Little Palette (2015) one of the first watercolor paintings by Charlie in 2015.

His inner child, giddy with excitement, reminded him of his long-ago dream to illustrate a picture book. That same weekend, Charlie started a blog and named it Doodlewash - a fun name to describe that warm fuzzy feeling he gets whenever he plays or dabbles with drawing and watercolor.

Charlie's first-ever post on Doodlewash back in July 2015.

On Doodlewash, Charlie initially shared only his daily drawings and paintings. However, the writer in him eventually came to life as well. Soon, he started accompanying his paintings with short stories, entertaining ramblings about random imaginings and things that come to mind. Later, Charlie would be including snippets of his everyday life with husband Philippe and their adorable dog, Phineas.

Phineas, Charlie and Philippes's Basenji dog.

Within a year of continued practice, he felt the urge to do something more with Doodlewash. Charlie expanded the Doodlewash website to include a community area. An area where artists like himself can share their art practice and artworks with other watercolor lovers. To date, Doodlewash has featured over 600 guest artists from around the globe.

The Birth of World Watercolor Month

It was in 2016 that Charlie started World Watercolor Month. For his sketches, he would often use prompts and themes to keep himself painting daily. Most of these themes were all celebration days like Ice Cream Day or Hot Dog Day. He realized that there wasn't anything watercolor-related.

Consequently, Charlie set out to change that. With the support of a community of watercolor artists, he established a way to celebrate the medium, unite the watercolor world while supporting an initiative to further art education. A day would be nice, but a whole month would be extra. The annual watercolor celebration was born and July is now and forever, officially World Watercolor Month. 

World Watercolor Month is a gift for the arts community. It's a non-profit event that aims to support arts education. Charlie not only believes in the benefits of creating art for the holistic growth and development of children. He also believes in the importance of cultivating future generations of artists. Artists who would help create and shape ideas that can elevate humanity in the future.

Art for Art Education

World Watercolor Month's 2021 charitable partner is the International Child Art Foundation. An organization that promotes art in schools through the Arts Olympiad program. They host the World Children's Festival (WCF) every four years in Washington D.C. We're glad to mention that ZenART is sponsoring this massive celebration this year. We heartily believe in Charlie and Doodlewash's values.

"I wanted the month to be a gift to the art community, so I made it a non-profit event to help support arts education. I'm very passionate about getting kids to keep doodling and creating art as they grow up. The world can never have too many artists as they help create and shape the ideas that will elevate us in the future."
-Charlie O'Shields

So what happens during this month-long celebration? World Watercolor Month features the "31 watercolors in 31 days" challenge. The goal is to paint with watercolor every day in July. An optional list of daily prompts was released to inspire more artists to paint. Similarly, for artists who like to create larger pieces, this month can also be a chance to share their process and show them in stages. The hope is to come together as a global community to share, learn, and celebrate the wonderful medium of watercolor.

The Sketching Stuff Podcast 

In 2018 as Charlie continued to maintain the Doodlewash platform and community as well as a massive festival on top of all his pursuits, he decided to launch the Sketching Stuff podcast. Sketching Stuff is a means to host and share the audio versions of some of his best write-ups.

Finally, Picture Books!

Let's go back to Charlie's dream of writing and illustrating his very own picture book. Charlie did not only end up publishing one or two books. He's actually released seven books to date!

It all started with a short allegory that ended up turning into a full book - The Curious Case of.. Miser Snoot and the Bibliomaniacs (2002). After his success with Doodlewash, World Watercolor Month, and the Sketching Stuff podcast, Charlie created a series of Sketching Stuff activity books.

Books under the series include Stories Sketched from Life (2018), Nature (2019), and Food (2020). Above is Sketching Stuff Activity Book - Nature: For People of All Ages (2019)

Also, Charlie released an illustrated cookbook Do Cook! which he co-authored with his husband Philippe Noguera. The 40-page cookbook features Philippe's recipes plus Charlie's watercolor food illustrations and thoughts about life, family, and art. 

Photo on the left: Philippe with Charlie in Paris. Photo on the right: Do Cook! Illustrated cookbook by Charlie and Philippe.

Sketching Stuff Draw Upon A Time

Just this year, Charlie finally launched an interactive picture book series for people of all ages called Sketching Stuff Draw Upon a Time. The first book in the series is One Little Mouse followed by One Little Dog. Charlie used a format that can work for all types of people. Thus, there are only animals and no gender pronouns were used in the story. The books are truly for all races, genders, and gender identities. 

Sketching Stuff Draw Upon A Time One Little Dog and One Little Mouse.

These interactive picture books give kids and adults the opportunity to add their own drawings to help complete the tale. Indeed, the only character is an animal that talks directly to the reader. On top of that, whoever holds the brush, pen, or crayon becomes a wizard of sorts, conjuring up additional drawings.

The final illustration for One Little Mouse and One Little Dog, respectively.

Fine Line Mini for Sketching Stuff Draw Upon a Time

We're thrilled to mention that Charlie enjoyed using the ZenART Fine Line Miniature Collection detailing brushes for creating the small sketches for his most recent books Sketching Stuff Draw Upon a Time: One Little Mouse and One Little Dog.

Charlie used ZenART Fine Line Miniature Brushes for creating the small detailed sketches for his Sketching Stuff Draw Upon a Time books.

"For me, my career has always been about creativity. I love creative problem-solving, concepts, and ideas."
-Charlie O'Shields

Selected Pieces from Charlie's Body of Work

We've selected a few of Charlie O'Shields' pieces to highlight his visual style. Let's take a look at some of these wonderful watercolor paintings.

The Smell of Old Books (2020) by Charlie O'Shields

Being Self-Aware (2020)  by Charlie O'Shields

Little Treasures (2020) by Charlie O'Shields

The Next Bright Idea (2021) by Charlie O'Shields

Finally, it is worth noting that Charlie's studio is still, to this day, the edge of his kitchen counter. Now, what's stopping you to paint?

Say hello to our ZenARTist for June 2021, Charlie O'Shields! Send some love his way on Instagram @doodlewashed and on the official Doodlewash blog. 

Did Charlie's story inspire you to start a painting habit? Get some motivation and inspiration to start painting daily, join our group on Facebook Painting Inspiration Daily.  In addition to that, check our Start a Daily Painting Habit Today inspiration article. 

Have some questions for Charlie? For us? Don't forget to write them all in the comments section below! Happy painting!


Fabrianne is the Ambassador of Art Buzz at ZenART, resident eccentric pocket-sized art curator, editor, and art world liaison. She builds and develops relationships with the arts community and makes sure that ZenART's inspirational articles get to you "hot off the press." She co-founded an online contemporary art gallery, worked with over 100 artists on exhibitions and performances, wears only black clothes and when she's not creating buzz or curating and saturating in art, still daydreams of becoming a quirky Wes Anderson film character.

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