Recent Dog Artists’ Work
New Book: Really Good Dog Photography is available for pre-order, which releases on October 5, 2017 by Hoxton Mini Press and Penguin. This book features the work of 30 photographers focusing on dogs and man’s relationship with dogs.
Below are paintings by Robert James Clarke, whose recent collection of works, unites together dogs and some of their owners, painted nude or semi-naked. “I wanted to paint nudes because there is an intimacy between the dog and the female form,” Clarke says. “There is a sense of scale of movement that makes for interesting subject matter.” The series, entitled, Hooray for Hollywood is now showing at the McAllister Thomas Fine Art Gallery in Surrey, England during September 2017.
Clarke’s paintings have gained attention, and Clarke regularly is commissioned to paint celebrities furry family members. Clarke tries “to capture the essence of the dog. […] Each dog has a different personality: I try to capture that in paint. […] Sometimes it all comes together like magic: other times, it’s the smallest detail like adding a dot to the eye that makes the dog spring from the canvas.”
*All the above paintings are by Robert James Clarke.