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Sam: a doggone good artist

Posted Oct 19 2009 10:02pm

dog is an artist

Sam, a former rescue dog, has taken up the paint brush and is taking the art world by storm. Well, maybe not by storm, but he sure is attracting some attention with his art work.

Using the lush surroundings of his home town of Eastern Shore, Maryland as his muse, Sam’s paintings are attracting a loyal art world following.

Some of his 22 paintings – done using a tailor-made paintbrush held in his mouth – have sold for up to $1700 (£1,045).

“Sam is a regular renaissance dog and his abstract paintings are all the rage with the hip New York galleries,” says Mary Stadelbacher, Sam’s owner.

“He loves his painting and would happily carry on for hours if I left him to it.

“He loves to work in a variety of colours and layers his paintings with darker shades first and then moves on to lighter ones later.”

Mary, who runs Shore Service Dogs, in the United States took in six-year-old Sam four years ago as a rescue dog.

“He had been bounced around a couple of dog pounds, so I couldn’t have that,” says Mary about Sam, who is a bloodhound, sheep-dog cross.

I think my it’s time my dogs get in touch with their creative side! Who wants to buy an original Archie or Lydia painting?

Read more about Sam, the painting dog.

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