to provide an alternative to the classic pet portrait, British
artist, Justine Osborne created paintmydog.co.uk
offering a fresh and contemporary approach to the much loved
and celebrated tradition
of painting dog portraits.
featuring Justine and paintmydog.co.uk
Dogs Amazing Artists: Canine Art Today
by Jan E. Irving
Dog that saved our Marriage" April 2009
Broadcast on SKY Tv made by Blakeway
- Serena Hall Gallery, Southwold - The Great
Little Picture Show
- House & Garden Fair, Olympia, London UK
-Crufts Dog Show, Birmingham UK
- Doggie Day at
Home House, Portman Square,
- Georgian Group Exhibition, Fitzroy Square, London UK
Martins College of Art, London UK
-Fine Art Degree (BA)
Fine Arts College, Belsize Park, London
with the dogs' different personalities, artist and painter Justine
Osborne BA specialises in oil paintings of dogs. She successfully
conveys the spirit and depth of expression that is unique to
each dog, creating eye-catching and contemporary canine images.
Justine has painted many subjects over the years, but it is
the exuberance and lust for life which dogs have, that inspires
her to paint them over and over again.
enjoy the colours of dogs, their shape, their intensity of expression.Cross-breed
or pure bred, every dog has its own challenges. Working with
the owners allows for an insight into each dog's personality
and the great effect they have on our lives. An irreplaceable
bond occurs between owner and dog, and I always feel privileged
to create images that represent such special relationships."
latest dog portrait
takes her influences from many different artists, her favourites
including: Stubbs, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Jenny Saville
and Morandi. Read
an interview with Justine.
artist grateful for the love and constant inspiration dogs provide
in life and art.
After many years in urban London, Justine now lives with her
basset hounds Minnie and Morris in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
and have a slower pace of life in the English countryside!
a short clip showing Justine sketching from a SKY TV documentary
shown in April 2009
My sleeping basset hound life models continue to inspire and
fascinate me, these daily sketches of my hounds play an important
role in my scrutiny of the dog!
a big thanks to my muse Minnie who inspired it all-
Minnie the basset hound.