THE DOGS

Dogs have featured in my work for over 30 years – just as they have in my private life. The type of dog used now in my work is a whippet crossed with an Italian greyhound.

I have had this breed of dog since 1983 and they are the most perfect companions and models – Elsie, Pedro, Luigi and Storm are the 4 I have now. They are a pack and they are with me twenty-four hours a day. We run, work and sleep together – although they do have their own beds now!

Living cheek-by-jowl with these dogs means that their form is so ingrained in me that I can draw or sculpt them entirely from memory.

The relationship between the Lady Hare and the dog is very close, as is my bond with my own family of dogs.

REPRESENTATION

UK: Hignell Gallery

CANADA: Gallerie de Bellefeuille

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