Better than a bark-in-the-park or a romp at the dog run, On The Edge Gallery is participating in Scottsdale Gallery Association’s First Annual “Bone Appetit” ArtWalk on Thursday, April 10th from 6 PM to 9PM. This ArtWalk is designed especially for our canine companions and their people. On The Edge Gallery will be replete with dog-gone great art!
Unleash your passion for animal art! Join On The Edge Gallery on Thursday, April 10th, from 6 PM to 9 PM. Experience the delight of four-legged masterpieces, and sniff out some tasty, tail-wagging treats (for pets and people!).
“Watercolor is a fast, decisive medium — a lot like my personality,” says Andrea. “I must declare my intention for that painting in a matter of moments and execute it quickly. I have been doing pet portraits for the last year or so and have been able to capture so many unique animal personalities through this medium. It all started with my own dog, Sammy. I wanted to paint her with wild splashes of color to convey her fun, happy personality. It is amazing to watch how layers of color and splashes of paint can bring out the true nature of a pet in a loose and playful way.”
“I love animals, color and painting and really have a good time blending all 3 of those ideas in my creations! The colors “I see” in animals often come to me as vibrant colors that create energy by their contrast. I have a connection with dogs in particular. Maybe because I love their antics and joy of making us happy with their unconditional love.”
“I picked up a paint brush in January of 2001 because I needed to live a more creative life,” says Katie. “I knew when my brush first swirled through the buttery soft pigment that I would paint for the rest of my life.” Katie thoroughly enjoys painting all kinds of animals and especially enjoys painting pet portraits. “My pets are such an important part of my life, and other people’s lives, too,” says Katie. “Combining my love of painting with my love of animals is just an amazing experience — it doesn’t get any better than that!”