Clair is also my artist of choice because I want to support her and her generous efforts to contribute to dog rescue. As you'll see below Clair donates proceeds from the sales of many of her pieces to various rescue groups. She also recently adopted a Jack/Rat terrier mix and I am forever grateful for those who take in shelter dogs.
My favorite pieces are her portraits that show the dog wearing a funny hat. This is how I want my girls painted...it'll be fun to decide what sort of hat each should don. I want Jazzy to wear a vintage Las Vegas showgirl headpiece. Maybe a jeweled crown and ermine robe on Wendy? Perhaps a geisha wig and a kimono on Miley?
Until I have three of my own to show you, here are a few of Clair's greatest hits...
|Red Turban - 19x24" - signed print|
|Lucinda - 12x16" - oil on wood panel|
|Sir Hubert - 12x16" - oil on panel|
|Chiquita Banana - 30x30" - oil on canvas|
|All That Jazz - 16x24" - oil on fabric panel|
ALL PROCEEDS from this sale will go to ADOPT-AN-ANGEL and PENDER COUNTY ANIMAL RESCUE
|Frida Dog - 24x36" - signed print|
And here are a few beautiful paintings of canines without hats...
|Lady Dane - oil on canvas panel|
|Jack Russell Terrier Sleeping in Morning Sunbeam|
|Desire - 36x36" - signed print|
|Looking Back - oil painting|
|Boston on Blue - 14x11" - oil on canvas|
25% of the sale goes to Boston Terrier Rescue of North Carolina
Isn't her work amazing? If you're not dog-obsessed like I am, keep in mind that she paints other subjects as well. You can keep up with Clair Hartmann's latest work via her Etsy shop and her blog. And if you're not in the market for an original piece or a print, then you can buy Faithful, an art calendar comprised of Clair's dog paintings, for about $25. And you can buy one of her books...I plan to get:
All proceeds are donated to Adopt-an-Angel