I am an obsessive otter watercolour painter that makes unique Otter Cards for that raving otter fan
When looking for otter greeting cards online, I could only find the boring, mass-produced and generic otter artwork you usually find in large commercial shops. And that meant other otter fans were also likely to be uninspired as I was.
So that's why I started Otterly Madness - a place where I illustrate unique, otter watercolour cards for the obsessive otter fan, that captures the fun and playful essence of all things otters, or "otterly-ness" as I say.
My otter cards offer a unique piece of otter artwork made with pure otterly love - worthy of gifting to friends and family. I know they make otter fans feel so otterly special, plus gifting will make you feel otterly original too! Win-Win.
Capturing the fun, playful and cute nature of all things Otters in my sketchbook
I love the carefree nature of these fury aquatic animals, and it's safe to say, I was obsessed with capturing this onto a page. One day I dashed to my local art shop, picked up a travel watercolour set and rushed home eager to paint some otters and bring them to life!
Illustrating an Otter takes a few hours and it's the most peaceful moment of my day. Every illustration brings me joy and happiness and, in some ways, has helped me through life’s struggles. This has never been truer than over the past year.
I posted a few illustrations of my new found friends online and to my surprise they received a lot of attention. I had found a community of like-minded and fanatic otter enthusiasts. I decided to take things to a new level and showcase my work for others to enjoy.
That's when I realised I could only find generic otter cards online, which is disappointing for fellow otter fans like me. I was encouraged to make better otter cards so I started Otterly Madness.