Bid at GALA AUCTION Sep 25th 2019


20 Every Dog Has Its Day
SIZE : hound
STARTING PRICE : £ 300
Every dog has its day, painted by Wendy Richards, is a tribute to all dogs of the world, many of whom have gained a place in history for their remarkable achievements, but also for those unsung canine hero’s and the unconditional love they give.

Look and see if you can recognise Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye Terrier who spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner. You will also find Lassie the star of many films (she was actually a male rough collie, Toto from the Wizard of Oz and Rin Tin Tin, found on the French battle fields in WW1 and taken to America where he became the first ever canine movie star.
There are dogs of courage, the St Bernard helping those in trouble in the snow, dogs who work in the forces, sniffer dogs, and of course assistance dogs like Roselle the Labrador that led her blind owner down 78 flights when the Twin Towers were hit.

Balto the Siberian husky who led his sled dog team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run from Alaska to Nome bringing the antitoxin to combat an outbreak of diphtheria. Laika, a stray from the streets of Russia who became the first animal to orbit the earth, and the Hound itself, Micky the Miller, probably the most famous Greyhound and loved by so many.

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick has signed Every Dog has its Day and all the funds raised from this Hound will go to his charity, Humanimal Trust. It is all about One Medicine - driving collaboration between vets, doctors and researchers so that all humans and animals benefit from sustainable and equal medical progress, but not at the expense of an animal’s life.


SPONSORED by :
Graduate Landscapes
DISPLAYED :
R. Miles & Sons, West Street
ARTIST DETAILS :
Wendy Richards
website
A new canvas, the smell of oil paint, a palette knife in my hand – I love to paint, to create something with meaning to me but then to pass it on with a new life to another. Paint – the colour, the texture, the way it moves across the canvas – a limited palette with infinite possibilities. A dash of red amongst soft pastels, light and dark marks of the knife. The Subject – sea, sky, a face, a movement, stark buildings, fluid water, an image forming in the viewers perception. “Art is not what you see but what you make others see.” (Edgar Degas)

The joy of creating has always been a part of who I am. As well as producing my own artwork, I have co-founded a social art business to spread this joy to others and help to unlock their creative heart with www.tippleart.uk “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when he is grows up.” (Pablo Picasso)

I live in a corner of Hampshire with my lovely husband Tony and our four children with lots of cats and chickens and two alpacas surrounded by a wildflower meadow. Inspiration is all around.


SUPPORTED CHARITY :
Humanimal Trust
Human and veterinary medicine rarely collaborate and share knowledge that could benefit each other to save money, save time, and save lives. We believe One Medicine has positive implications across all areas of medicine where physiological similarities exist between humans and animals.