With a lifetime of passion for art and an even more consuming love for dogs, it is no surprise that Kathryn McGovern eventually combined her two driving forces and created her ‘Dog Show Collection’, a series of works that demonstrates not only affection for her four-legged subjects but a certain sense of humour too.
But prior to the creation and release of the collection, Kathryn, brought up with art as an integral part of her life from an early age, studying and teaching within the world of art, achieved a Masters in both Visual Arts and Fine Arts whilst enjoying a 16-year career in teaching and collecting multiple awards for her art on the way.
The original inspiration for her art was her observations upon the natural world and pondering the relationships that animals and in particular dogs, shared with humans. Since taking the plunge and holding her first solo exhibition in 2018, Kathryn has continued her work, recently culminating in the ‘Dog Show Collection’. This collection of dog canvas prints features dogs of many different breeds and through her artistic interpretations highlights and defines some of the particular qualities that many may associate with certain breeds.
The juxtaposition of the innately tranquil Great Dane with the rather more feisty Chihuahua canvas art may be considered to typify the collection, but throughout you will find all of the images relatable and endearing.
Kathryn’s dog canvas art, comes in a wide variety of sizes, from as small as 6 x 10 up to 60 x 30 inches and in all orientations, presented on canvas gallery wrap with New Zealand pine frames. Each piece is crated on top quality natural canvas, with qualities of durability and high absorbency that contribute to clarity and detail within the images.
It’s clear to see that Kathryn has a special affinity for the Dashchund as the collection feature 3 examples of Dashchund canvas wall art and if you too are a fan of the sausage dog canvas, the good news is that the images are also available on a number of other items, including full colour surface, non-slip feeding mats and comfortable and practical pet beds which should help keep your pets away from your furniture.
There’s no doubt that Kathryn has managed to capture the charm and character of her canine subjects and regardless of whether your favourite is the French Bulldog canvas art, the boxer dog canvas ‘Battle of Wits’ or the Shih Tzu canvas art that amusingly depicts the diminutive dog with human hair rollers, if you too have any affection for dogs, you are sure to view the whole collection most warmly.
Items within the canvas art collection are supplied with self-hanging kits facilitating a quick and simple process to display your chosen prints in your home or office, but unfortunately these pieces of art are not suitable for outdoors.
Visit the online shop to order your Frenchie canvas, pet clothes and accessories, homewares and even stationary, featuring the unique work of talented artist Kathryn McGovern.