Looking for some original, Australian-made art?

Trying to find the perfect gift for a poultry-loving person?

Need to add some digital quirkiness to your branding or book project?

You’ve come to the right place. I’m Selina Zwolsman (Selina Zed if it’s easier), and I’m the Brisbane-based artist sitting behind the Very Zed logo.

As you may have guessed by my portfolio, I’m a chicken-loving lady with a passion for colour, texture and pattern. I’m not a professionally trained artist, but my qualifications and decades of design experience certainly influence my work.

I’ve seen many rooms brightened by art and houses transformed into homes with the installation of meaningful pieces. I know that a painting, cushion or clock can spark joy and delight, and bring a day-changing smile to the homeowner and their guests.

I sincerely love making every mark in each of my paintings and hope the joy in the process is clear. If my pieces stop your scroll, invite a curious squint or prompt a grin, my job is done. And if a painting or print makes it to your home, you’ll know you’ve sparked a smile over here, too.

I’m currently building an online store to sell original paintings and embellished prints. In the meantime, feel free to:

Selina Zwolsman Very Zed

Have you seen my latest Instagram posts?

Tribute to a little old soul who passed away recently… 💙 I hope this painting brings some love and light to Molly Dolly’s family…
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#petportrait #puppyportrait #dogsofinstagram #dogportraits
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Rise and shine! Started the morning bright and early painting this fine fellow. Can’t wait to send this commission to the client. I’ll post the full painting in my story soon.
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#rooster #roosters #chook #chooks #chooksofinstagram #hens #hensofinstagram #roosterpainting #poultrylife #poultrylove
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The people you meet with puppies… A few weeks ago, we travelled to @sublimefarmandbrewery to check out the awesome (and 2022 Golden Guitar winning) @darlinghurstband . Our ‘pretend’ Border Collie (@beau_the_bordoodle ) caught the eye of singer Cassie Leopold, and we had a great chat after the show. Long story short, I ended up painting Cassie’s striking Border Collies - here’s the first of the two. 🖤 How handsome is DJ, seriously? I hope I did him justice. 😍
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#bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #bordercollies #petportraits #petportraitartist #petportraitsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogsofaustralia
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My family seems to think that digital painting is cheating. 🤔 The process I use, however, is very close to ‘the real thing’ and just as labour intensive. This one minute video captures just under three hours work, and you’ll see that - just like in my traditional paintings (scroll right down my feed to see my watercolours and inks) - I like to give attention to almost every feather. 🪶🤎 What this digital medium does allow is plenty of colour exploration - you’ll see how often I change my mind if you watch the video to the end. 😬 I’m hoping I’ll be able to transfer some of my new-found colour boldness to the ‘real’ paints and mediums when I go back to them.🤞🏻In the meantime, I’ll enjoy every minute of this style, and hope you enjoy watching the paintings evolve. 😊
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#chooks #chooksofinstagram #hens #hensofinstagram #chickens #chickenpainting #chickenartist #chickenart #petportraits #petportrait #petportraitartist
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A great, big, beautiful ball of fluff named Jimmy. 💙🤍💙
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#dogsofinstagram
#petportraits
#puppyportraits
#doggydrawings
#poochportraits
#brisbaneartist
#australianartist
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This lovely lady has been on my ‘to paint’ list for a very long time. Sadly, she recently went to Hen Heaven, but here’s my tribute to Saffy from @pekin_bantams_in_the_garden. 🧡💛🤎♥️
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#chooksofinstagram #hensofinstagram #chooksofaustralia #chickensofinstagram #chooks #chickens #chickenart #henart #petportraits #poultry #lovemychooks #veryzed #australianartist #brisbaneartist
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I loved every brushstroke in this commission. ‘Chalk and Cheese’ are two sisterly souls who kept each other company for twenty years. Chalk recently left for Puppy Paradise 😞👼 and I was honoured to paint the pair for their loving owner. I hope this painting brings you happy memories, @anastasiageneave. ☺️☺️
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#petportraits #pettribute #dogportrait #dogportraits
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‘Lady’. 😍
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#britishbulldog
#bulldogsofinstagram
#petportrait
#petportraits
#puppyportraits
#doggydrawings
#poochportraits
#brisbaneartist
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Loved the gentle soul in the eyes of this beautiful #bordercollie. 💙😇💙
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#petportraits
#puppyportraits
#doggydrawings
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#brisbaneartist
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I was sent a photo of this beautiful #rooster and couldn’t resist painting him with his unusual Autumn colouring. 🤎 What do you think? ...

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And here’s a very handsome boy named Harley. ❤️ I painted this regal looking #boxer a couple of weeks ago, but have been holding back showing him off as he was a surprise commission. 🎁 Harley was an absolute joy to paint, as was his ‘Lady’ friend (I’ll share her tomorrow). ❤️ Pet portraits make a great gift - if you’d like your mate’s favourite pet painted, dm me today. ...

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Check out this curious creature from the @hmgaard family farm. 🐮🐄🤠So much fun to paint!
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#highlandcow #cowpainting #cowart #petportrait #petportraitartist #veryzed #australianartist #brisbaneartist
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I loved painting this portrait of a gorgeous #redheeler. ‘Zorro’ belongs to one of my all-time favourite artists, @geninne, and lives in New Mexico. He caught my attention with his beautiful colouring - he’s a perfect fit for his Santa Fe surrounds. ❤️❤️ ...

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‘Clive’. ❤️ ...

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A #santagertrudis beauty for @robincox_rehoboth_ranch. My original watercolour painting of this magnificent beast was sadly lost in transit. A new one is on its way, Robin🤞🏻but here’s a little something for you in the interim.
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#cowpainting #cowart #cow #santagertrudis
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Something different in my feed tonight… 🤷🏻‍♀️ Two hours of digital painting condensed into less than a minute. 😎 Drop a note or emoji in the comments if you’d like to see more process videos.
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#chooksofinstagram #hensofinstagram #chooksofaustralia #chickensofinstagram #chooks #chickens #chickenart #henart #petportraits #poultry #lovemychooks #veryzed #australianartist #brisbaneartist
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Look who came home with me today…! Meet the newest member of the Zed household. 💚Beau is a ten week old #bordoodle and oh,my, are we smitten! 🥰💚🥰 Your top tips for puppy raising are welcome….
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#bordoodlesofinstagram
#petportraits
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#doggydrawings
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#brisbaneartist
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Playing with pastel palettes for Fancy Nancy from @our.backyard.life. 🥰
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#chooksofinstagram #hensofinstagram #chooksofaustralia #chickensofinstagram #chooks #chickens #chickenart #henart #petportraits #poultry #lovemychooks #veryzed #australianartist #brisbaneartist
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Another sweet #bordoodle. 🖤🤍🖤 Meet ‘Cash’ from @bordoodlesqld. Doesn’t he look like a sweetheart?
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#bordoodlesqldfamily
#bordoodlesofinstagram
#petportraits
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#doggydrawings
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#brisbaneartist
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Meet ‘Peppa’ the #bordoodle. 🖤🤍🤎
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#bordoodlesqldfamily
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#petportraits
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