Artist and designer Ruben Toledo’s creative influence has little, if any, boundaries. He is, as his official biography describes, “at once a painter, sculptor, illustrator, fashion chronicler and critic;” Toledo himself says that he is simply an artist – he “tells stories and invents ideas, and tries to express emotions in a visual way.” […]
Fine Art with a Bark – The William Secord Gallery is Devoted to Dog Paintings!
William Secord owns the only gallery in North America devoted exclusively to paintings of dogs. He’d like to show you around. The William Secord Gallery doesn’t seem like the kind of place where dogs run free. Hardwood floors gleam with polish. The gallery’s three display rooms are filled with ornately framed art, all carefully hung […]
Time To Chirp! “Flights of Fancy” – Alba Ballard And Her Feathered Acting Troupe
Alba Spinetto was born in Porto Tolle, Rovigio, Italy to a theatrical family in 1928. They traveled Europe as a variety stage troupe called Compagnia. Spinetto and entertained audiences with dancing, singing and comedy shows that incorporated various animal acts. Alba Spinetto’s special talent for working with animals, including a stray baby wolf, was established at […]
Pet-Friendly Austin, Texas Is The Place To Be!
Yee-haw! While visiting Texa, I was able to explore the beautiful city of Austin with Baby Hope. The Live Music Capital of the World might inspire you to sing to your pooch. Whether you have pleasant vocal stylings is a matter of opinion, but what is not up for debate is the inspiring culture, delicious […]
Pet Portraits – from ‘Van Gogh’ to Needlepoint
The royals have been doing it for years. But these days, you don’t have to live in Buckingham Palace to pay homage to your special pet with an artistic rendering. No matter what your décor, you can find a pet portraitist who will seamlessly match your style and spruce up your room with […]
“The Happy Artist” Spreads Joy Through His Art!
JP “Happy” Kuhn (aka James Patrick Kuhn or The Happy Artist) has been bringing joy to countless people, children, and animals globally through his whimsical and colorful murals. He started his art career in Washington D.C. in the mid 60’s. “Happy” Kuhn is recognized as a versatile contemporary artist, and has received kudos […]