Artist Andrew Butler with his furry muse, Vegas. Andrew Butler’s art is extraordinarily vibrant and fascinating, but would you believe that his biggest artistic inspiration is his dog?? That’s right! Dogs are often muses for artists (remember Picasso and his dog Lump)! Andrew’s English Springer Spaniel furry sidekick is named Vegas, and in […]
Get Your Perfect Pet Portrait with Rory Mackay!
Rory Mackay is a classically trained artist with penchant for painting pooches! While he may not have predicted that the four-legged set would so thoroughly become his inspiration, this canine Caravaggio found his calling in capturing the energy and spirit of our furry friends on his canvas. Born and raised in London, Mackay is now […]
Linda St. Clair’s Brush With Nature
Representational art, as artist Linda St. Clair describes her work, is a rendering of recognizable objects, figures, or elements in nature. In her piece entitled “Looking for Shade,” it is apparent that four wooly sheep are the heat weary looking to cool off. And in “King of Queens” we know the one wearing the crown […]
Fleur’s Got Flair for Flora and Fauna!
If I could fancy a guess, I would say that Fleur Cowles, accomplished artist, writer and editor of innovative lifestyle magazine of the 50’s, Flair, would wish to be reincarnated as a cheetah. Lest you think that this is an odd way to begin an article, she started it–years ago–with her book, People as […]
HOLY TOLEDO! Famed fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo has found himself a Sweetie
When writer Mark Welsh decided to publish his book, Sweetie: From the Gutter to the Runway, he knew he needed amazing illustrations. Starring Mark’s rescue dog, the book chronicles the “tantalizing tips of a furry fashionista.” For the visual side of this four-legged romp through high fashion, Welsh needed something just right; something between […]