My girlfriend Mechelle, who is also my interior designer (with impeccable taste), has become an overnight sensation in Europe all because of her beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, named Lilly.
|Lilly taking a break from her interview and photo session|
In January, Mechelle decided to take her hobby one step further. Due to her love of dogs and bringing them to life on paper, she made the decision to go into the dog portrait business. After displaying her work online, her second piece was completed and sent to one of the world's oldest and most respected canine organizations, the Kennel Club of Great Britan, a commissioned portrait of a very special dog for their library.
Tony Nevett contacted Mechelle to create a portrait of Danny, a 3 year old greyhound and therapy dog who represents the Bark and Read Foundation which bring dogs into English classrooms in an effort to help children with reading disabilities. These magnificant dogs help children become more at ease, as they struggle with deciphering the written word, showing them it is possible to overcome this disability.
Tony is Danny's owner and handler and couldn't be happier with the portrait. Tony was quoted as saying, "It's fantastic and will be hung with pride at the library." He came across Mechelle's portrait of a Cavalier dog after searching for days on the Web trying to find the right artist to portray Danny's beauty. He said, "I came across a drawing of a Cavalier dog. Somehow, it just made me fall in love with it." The pastels portrait he was looking at was Lilly, Mechelle's baby!
You can find her at www.loveddogsart.com and loveddogsart.blogspot.com
All I can say is, I'm very glad I have the interior of my home decorated to my liking, I don't know if Mechelle would have time for my requests with her new found business. Looks like I'll have to change out my landscape pictures for some lovely portraits of mans best friend, and if I can't find what I like, I'll just have Mechelle create them for me!
|Danny keeping an eye on his student|
|Danny showing how easy it is to read|