WUFFF!! This is my tribute to rescue dogs.
Most of these paintings are based on photographs by Heidi Strengell from a book about rescue dogs by Heli Mäenpää.
These painting are oil and 23K gold leaf on canvas, painted in 2022 and 2023.
This puppy was found in a ditch in Bucharest. She was seriously injured. She lived but lost one leg. Now she excitedly jumps over any obstacle when she roams for fun in the woods!
Jägger was found as a broken puppy in a ditch in Spain. Now she loves to smell for bedbugs and has searched hundreds of beds for happy sleepers.
This formerly frightened rescue dog has fully adapted to her life in Hollywood. She thrives both in the gleaming sunshine and the beaming spotlights – as long as she gets to eat her rutabaga!
Lucky is a one-eyed gentleman. He waited 8 years in the pound for his loving person. Now this senior loves to lie on the sofa – or sleep beside his missus!
This lead dog of a sled dog team was a master of navigating by the stars. His career – and life – was about to be terminated when he moved to a new home with a lot of tlc and a soft mattress.
Odri was a seriously ill dog wandering the streets of Romania. After months of rehabilitative care, she blossomed into an self-assured and astoundingly beautiful member of a loving family.
Zara was born in Vyborg. She was anxious and a bully. Now Zara is a loved visitor in elementary school, where she is the calm presence for all those that have been bullied.