Detail from "Atira", 9" x 12", painting in process, acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord, from the "Happily Ever Afters" series, available for purchase. Inquiries may always come to me.
Atira comes from a group new to me, Hearts United for Animals, a no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization dedicated to the relief of suffering. You can learn more about them at their website.
Atira was left tied up outside a home after her family moved out. No food or water or shelter, just the companionship of another dog. She's currently waiting for a new family - I don't doubt it will take long for this sweet girl to get her "Happily Ever After."
I have been waiting a long time to share this next bit of news with you.
I have been invited to hang an exhibition of my work at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. This is the perfect celebration of the long-standing partnership between Painting a Dog a Day and animal welfare.
You are cordially invited to join me in Kanab, Utah at the unveiling of a new series of paintings, "Happily Ever Afters," of which Atira above is a part. These paintings will focus on the variety of faces encountered across the country at shelters and rescues. The artwork will be accompanied with text sharing tidbits of a rescued animals' journey. A guest book (in the form of a sketch-scrapbook) will invite viewers to share their own experiences with rescue.
But wait - it doesn't end there.
In conjunction with the exhitbition, I'll also be painting milestone Dog a Day piece #1000 on site at the sanctuary during the week the show opens (the opening reception is August 26th).
BFAS support created much momentum for the daily paintings when I was starting out. It is especially meaningful to be able to literally bring my artwork to them and spend time with an audience who loves animals even more than I do.
It would be fabulous if you could join us too!
Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family.
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