Picture of Karen Hawley and Linda Powers
"Alphacritters" is a whimsical alphabet based on original hand-drawn artwork by Karen Hawley. The "critters" originated from an idea that she had as a kid. Back then, she did "name pictures" in water colours for friends and family alike and was surprised to discover that her cousin, after many years, still had hers hanging in her room! In 1997 with her mom, they founded "Alphacritters" and the business partnership was born! Sadly in November 2007, Karen passed after a courageous battle with cancer. Linda with help from her husband Bill, strives to to perpetuate Karen's memory and preserve her legacy by exhibiting at shows in Eastern Canada.
Initially, they just sold children's Name Pictures, that enjoy continued popularity (thank you, thank you!). Later they added Hand-Painted Frames and Solid Coloured Wood Frames. The book "Critters For Company" was published in 2006.
Although we aim to be friendly and informal, our professionalism is in the "quality of our work", our efforts at "timeliness" with your delivery, and our 100% "guarantee to bring a smile". We are very proud of what our customers say about us and invite you to read some of their comments.
"Alphacritters" products can be purchased on line or at one of the many Craft Shows that we participate throughout the year. See "More PRODUCTS / SHOW Dates" page for listings.
Contact Us if you have any questions and mostly, "Welcome to the "Alphacritters" family."