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Custom Portrait Artist Todd Belcher
Pet portraits have become a specialty for North Carolina's Todd Belcher, a custom portrait painter with an established reputation for his original artwork and professional illustrations.

Todd found his passion as a custom pet portrait artist when he painted a portrait of Jimmy, his beloved pet, for the Jimmydog Design Group logo. It turned out to be a pivotal painting for Todd. He realized that his gift as a custom portrait painter combined with his natural empathy for animals could create distinctively meaningful works of art.

Todd's custom pet portraits feature richly dimensional environments, but most significantly, they seem to magically capture the personality of the subject. People who have commissioned portraits have said that his work has "soul" and that he "brings pets to life" through his painting. Now, several years after first painting Jimmydog, Todd remains inspired by the knowledge that he is creating art that will be deeply treasured by the recipient.

Todd's custom pet portraits have been featured in national publications, including Modern Dog and Just for Pets. He received his B.S. and M.A. in Art Education from Appalachian State University. Todd has served as an art instructor in various settings, including public schools, community colleges and universities. Todd's work is featured in many Southeastern galleries and exhibitions. For more information visit Todd's FAQ page!.

Professional associations:

  • Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, NC. member, 2004-present
  • Arts United for Davidson County, member, 2004-present
  • Greensboro artist League, member 2005-present
  • Theater Arts Guild, member 2005-present
  • Charter Juried Professional Member, Center for Visual Artists, Greensboro, NC, 2006-present
  • High Point Fine Art Guild, High Point, NC member 2006-present

Recent exhibitions:

  • 100 for 100 - Center for Visual Artists, May 2011
  • High Point Fine Art Guild, Juried Spring/Summer Show May 4-July 16, 2010, Theatre Art Gallery, High Point, NC
  • Center for Visual Arts, Size Matters, May 7-June 11, 2010
  • Center for Visual Arts, 2010 Professional Members Exhibition, Greensboro, NC Januaray-February, 2010
  • Juried Exhibition, Arts United of Davidson County, Lexington, NC, Honorable Mention award, Jan-Feb. 2009
  • Muddy River Art Association, Clemmons, NC, Honorable Mention award Oct.-Nov, 2008
  • A Day In the Park, City Lake Park, Jamestown, NC , First place Juror's award, Sept. 2008
  • Center for Visual Arts, 2008 Professional Members Exhibition, Greensboro, NC, Summer 2008
  • High Point Fine Art Guild Spring Show, High Point, NC, Spring 2008
  • Associated Artists of Winston-Salem & SciWorks, Critters Real & Imagined, Winston-Salem, NC, Spring 2008
  • Juried Exhibition, Arts United for Davidson County, Lexington, NC, Fall 2007
  • Center for Visual Arts, Professional Members Exhibition, Greensboro, NC, Summer 2007
  • Mooresville Artist Guild, 29th Annual Spring ArtFest, Mooresville, NC, May 2007
  • High Point Fine Art Guild, High Point, NC, Spring 2007
  • Southern Spring Home & Garden Show, Charlotte, NC, March 2007
  • Best of Our State Vacation Weekend, Asheville, NC, January 2007
  • Arts United for Davidson County Friends’ Juried Exhibition, Lexington, NC, Fall 2006
  • High Point Fine Art Guild, Small is Beautiful Show, High Point, NC, Fall 2006
  • Arts United for Davidson County Spotlight Juried Exhibition, Lexington, NC, Summer 2006
  • The Best of Our State Festival, Pinehurst, NC July 2006
  • Celebrate Our State Festival, High Point Showplace, June 2006
  • Juried Professional Members Show, Center for Visual Artists, Greensboro, NC, Spring 2006
  • Inspirations from the Garden, Center for Visual Artists, Greensboro, NC, Spring 2006
  • Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, NC. member, 2004-present
  • Arts United for Davidson County, member, 2004-present
  • Greensboro Artist League, member 2005-present
  • Theater Arts Guild, member 2005-present
  • Full Circle Arts, Juried Show, Hickory, NC Fall 2005
  • Spotlight Exhibition, Arts United, Davidson County Arts Center, Lexington, NC, Summer 2005
  • Summer Sensations Art Associate Member Show, Sawtooth Center, W-S NC, Summer 2005
  • Dog Days of Summer, Anne-Karine Thoresen Studio, Greensboro, NC, July 2005
  • Raleigh Fine Arts Society Juried Artists Exhibition, Meredith College, Winter 2005
  • Heart of the Art Associate Member Show, Sawtooth Center, Winston-Salem, NC, Winter 2005

In the Press:

  • WXII Presentation of Wixii, the WXII dog, WXII Channel 12, October 12, 2011
  • "Art Buzz featuring Max," Dedicated to the Appreciation and Advancement of Contemporary Visual Art and its Creators, Fall 2011
  • "Artist Capture's Pets' Personalities," Pet O'Mine Magazine, September 2011
  • "Pet Loss and Dealing with Grief," Wag Magazine, August/September 2011
  • "Picture Perfect," Horseman's Yankee Peddler, January 2010
  • "Todd Belcher: Best-in-Show Portraits," North Carolina Dog Living, Winter 2009
  • "The Jimmydog Design Group" Fido Friendly, August 2009
  • "The Jimmydog Design Group" Carolina Country, August 2009
  • "Meet An Artist." Go Triad, July 30, 2009
  • "A Dog's Best Friends," Boom Magazine, July 2009
  • "Roy's Folks Profile" WGHP Fox 8, November 2008
  • "Todd Belcher, A Penchant for Pet Portraits," Gulf Coast Dog Magazine, December 2007
  • "The State Dog," Our State Magazine, October 2006
  • "Entrepreneurial Dream to Business Reality," Forsyth Woman, March 2007
  • "Art Unleashed! Who Woulda Thunk It?" : Winston Salem Journal, Sept 2006
  • "A Gift for Giving," Triad Living, December 2006
  • "A Penchant for Pet Portraits," Natural Triad, November 2006
  • “Fetching Portraits,” Winston-Salem Monthly, June 2006
  • “Fetching Portraits,” Relaxation, June/July 2006
  • “Pet Art,” Urban Animal Magazine, February 2006
  • “Doggie Dynamics,” ModernDog Magazine, Winter 2004/2005
  • Best for Pets Magazine, Winter 2005


Todd lives in North Carolina with his wife Stephanie and their two dogs, Freddie and Joey.

If you have questions for the artist, contact Todd at 336-201-7475 or e-mail us from our contact page. Or visit our Commission a Portrait page to see the five simple steps to commission your own custom portrait.

Visit the Jimmydog Shop for custom portrait gifts including note cards, framed prints and t-shirts.



 
The Jimmydog Design Group LLC, 740 Barnsdale Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106-5530
Office: 336-201-7475  Cell: 336-978-3683