Billy's Family Pet Portrait Project
I've been spending a rather large portion of my time in the studio working away at a very special project.
Over a year ago I started work at a Daycare for Dogs. As an absolute dog lover being able to spend so much time with so many different different dogs on a daily basis was a little like heaven on earth.
I quickly cam to see just how many different personalities, characteristics and unique looks the doggy world really has.
As a wildlife and pet portrait painter I knew I just had to paint these dogs. So thus was born the idea of a Billy's Family Pet Portrait Series.
Each week I would choose a dog, often based on which dogs I had spent lots of time with that particular week, or a dog that had just caught my eye when I was in the pens snapping photos for the project. Whether it their unique look, their goofy personality or their quirky pose, I was suddenly overwhelmed with choices.
Each week I have been displaying a different dog in the reception area for clients to see on drop off and pick up. A new dog appearing each week with no warning as to who might be next, the project quickly became a fun little way to put a smile on our doggy owners faces.
It's been an absolute joy to bring such a range of beautiful creatures and personalities to life on canvas, each so unique int heir own way.
That's not to say I'm finished, I have soo many dogs underway, and so many ideas in my mind. There are endless possiblilites and so many dogs I want to celebrate on canvas, it's almost impossible to choose the next subject.
I hope that I can eventually make it through the entire group of attendees and celebrate every single one individually <3
Below you will find my gallery of daycare dogs, one by one on canvas. I try to keep this updated reguarly, but feel free to follow me on instagram to stay updated!
Thankyou to all of the owners who have given my paintings a place on their walls at home by purchasing them.
Most Importantly, thankyou to all the dogs who make this world a brighter place. <3 <3 <3