When artist Mary Badenhop founded Pipsqueak Productions in 1986, it was the realization of her dreams. At age 5, she knew the roads she wanted to pursue: art, travel, and her own business. After 15 years, Mary leads a team of 15 employees striving to make Pipsqueak Productions the "Best of Breed". Mary has created over 280 designs featuring more than 70 breeds of dogs, cats, ferrets, and birds. Her love of travel is seen throughout her work, such as when she puts scenes of Italy and France in her backgrounds. Of course nothing pleases Mary more than to know the story behind a pet featured in a photo she is drawing from. Many of her designs are based on photos sent in by people who have pets rescued or adopted.
In regards to fundraising, Pipsqueak Productions gives generously. Her lovingly rendered designs are used to raise awareness and generate funds to help thousands of homeless and abused animals. Shown above is one of Mary's significant personal contributions this year. The donation and dedication of "Saved By The "A" was the culmination of a six month effort. The painting, commissioned by the ASPCA, was created as a centerpiece in the reception area of the ASPCA's new Urban Cat Habitat, a feline adoption center and shelter located in the ASPCA National Headquarters in New York City. The theme behind the painting is an ASPCA shelter kitten telling other homeless cats in Central Park how a better life awaits them through pet adoption at the Urban Cat Habitat.
Mary's love for animals and her New York home is evident in the beautiful canvas that is now on permanent public display. This latest project has inspired her to begin painting a series of large format pet portraits for her upcoming gallery show and corporate commissions.
Licensing Partners: Kurt Adler, The Danbury Mint, San Francisco Music Box Company, Lovett International, Custom Direct, Custom Direct, Raz Imports, etc.