A couple of years ago, I decided to create paintings of dogs at Homeward Pet, a no-kill animal shelter in Woodinville, WA, that have been at the shelter a long time. This was in hopes to to help bring awareness to their situation and hopefully get them adopted sooner. Cooper was known at the shelter for being there a very long time...a year. He had multiple surgeries. Cooper was the very first dog I painted for this project.
I was pleasantly surprised to see a glimpse of the painting while viewing the video at the Homeward Pet Fur Ball Dinner and Auction..but I was even more inspired by hearing this story, it's beautifully produced.
As an artist, I'm deeply connected to my subject matter and do my best to try to live the message of pet adoption and rescue. My hope is to shine a light on how companion animals were truly put here on earth to provide unconditional love and companionship.
If you have a few moments, please take a look at his Cooper's incredible journey to find a forever home. His new owner's shares his story in finding Cooper and it's truly heartwarming.
Until next time!