RESCUE

I found myself drawn to the creation of individual portraits of rescue system dogs that so quickly lose their individuality when we view them as statistics. Each portrait spotlights a unique and individual dog within the rescue system. The 250+ portraits I've completed are 4 inches tall and 3 inches wide. The project isn't focused on a single breed or geographic area.  It doesn't dwell exclusively on sadness or misfortune. It doesn't exuberantly focus on only happiness and joy. More than anything, the project is designed to focus on hope.  It is a meditation on the varied and diverse world of the canine. It's a world from which we all benefit, and a world where personalities, and stories are as varied as our own. 

My studio in NY
My studio in NY
Beloved Dana
Beloved Dana

Dana was my companion for 8 years. She changed my world and sparked my interest to paint Rescue dogs.

Portraits in progress
Portraits in progress
Portraits on mini easels
Portraits on mini easels
Dimensions.
Dimensions.

2 original paintings in comparison to framed 8" x 10" print.

Gloria, Georgia
Gloria, Georgia
Bashful, Kentucky
Bashful, Kentucky
Bando, Ex-Racer
Bando, Ex-Racer

From parts unknown.

Caesar, Nevada
Caesar, Nevada