The beginning of a new series based on the four Canadian breeds of dogs.
There are no dogs allowed on Churchill Square in Edmonton however this summer The Works Art & Design Festival featured 6 foot high reproductions of these paintings at their Main Site in Churchill Square for the annual art festival titled “Dialogue”. The festival ran from June 22 to July 4.
This series of drawings was inspired by the thought “could a drawing be produced by writing?” This thought was carried through by writing the subjects name over and over again, overlapping the writing to create the darker areas and spacing it farther apart to create the lighter areas.
This series of paintings was inspired by the poems of William Blake’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ and ‘Songs of Experience’. A painting was created for each of the 47 poems, with the exception of the poem ‘Night’ for which two different paintings were conceived.
This collection of works came about through the examining of other artists styles and techniques by reproducing paintings they created using the same pigments, oil mediums and techniques that they used to paint their works; the only difference being that I replaced the primary subject with a dog in the position and poise that the human subject assumed.