The Detroit Kennel Club has hired Kathy to paint the portrait for their 2012 poster and advertising campaign. Look for K-9 Bullet from the Macomb County Sheriff Department to appear on posters and billboards this fall. Posters are available for sale here and signing opportunities will be available at the 2012 DKC Shows on March 3rd and 4th at the Cobo Center in Detroit.
An ancient maxim states, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Even with man’s best effort of expression, there are details of description that no words can communicate. The well-crafted portrait, however, conveys attributes that one must see; a deep determination expressed in the character’s eye, or capturing a grin so genuine to be contagious. My art forms excel in the portrayal of such personal traits. I identify the accents of character and translate them to the canvas to be enjoyed for generations.
When I produce a portrait I have one objective, for the viewer to have a powerful experience. It is my job to make sure we are not only creating a likeness but a quality piece of art that captures the spirit of the animal. I put power in a portrait.
"I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world."
~ Samuel Johnson
Michigan State Art Chairperson for Ducks Unlimited
I have painted many dog portraits for Ducks Unlimited Members, eventually becoming a committee member and a “Life Sponsor”. So, I was very proud when they asked me to accept the position of Michigan State Art Chairperson.
Artists interested in competing in the annual Michigan Sponsor Print contest should send me an email with their postal and email addresses.
Duck Stamp collectors will want to visit my Links page where I have a separate section with web sites you will enjoy.
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