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Through classification humans attempt to make order from nature, none more so than with dogs:
Animal: Mammal - Carnivora - Canidae (Dog Like Mammals) - Canini (related to wolves).

Dogs: Terriers, Hounds, Working, Toy, Sporting, Utility, Pastoral.

Terriers: Jack Russell, Yorkshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, West Highland… the list goes on!

This miniature size painting is from the series ABCDogs, where I painted one breed of dog for each letter of the alphabet, as a way to choose and categorise which dogs to paint. The background colour is an alliteration of the breed name, adding a sense of poetry and fun to the painting and title.

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oil paint

Old English Sheep Dog in Ocean Boat Blue (2012)


  • Oil painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 4 × 3 × 1.5 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the back
  • Ready to hang
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