Friday, May 15, 2009

Portraits Of Special Needs Dogs

I'd like to introduce you to the work of three animal-loving artists. Kevin Rockwell, Elizabeth Fraser, and Karen Derrico don't just render portraits of picture perfect pups, they also celebrate disabled dogs!

Rockwell's "Pug On Wheels" image is available on a range of t-shirts, tanks, and hoodies. It can also be purchased as a framed print through his Cafe Press store.

Elizabeth Fraser is a self taught artist based in Portland, Maine. She creates original, commissioned pet portraits based on photographs. Her website has all the details and a gallery of past pictures, including portraits of the one-eyed beauties shown above.

Karen Derrico's creations are inspired by her commitment to animal rescue. She donates 15-25% of the proceeds from her work to pet charities, and has contributed over $25,000 since 2004 through her Painting 4 Paws project!

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