The dogs and cats of Antigua is actually the name of a newly-formed group for the prevention of cruelty to dogs and cats on our island and their protection where possible (neutering etc). Fortunately there are quite a few of us dog and cat lovers ( I myself own five dogs, three of which are rescue dogs) actively promoting this worthy cause. The first meeting of the members of the group prompted one of my friends, Clare, to suggest that a cartoon had come to her mind…and the drawing here of the Inaugural Meeting of the Dogs and Cats of Antigua was born!
I am donating the framed original to the group for a fund-raising auction. We are also producing a limited edition series of prints, signed and numbered 1-50, mounted in a standard frame size (11×14″ 28x35cm) which are retailing at $US 50 each, and a series of greetings cards of the same image, blank inside, with envelope, which are $US 5 each. All proceeds will naturally go to the dogs and cats of Antigua (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Meanwhile I am continuing with my series of small original watercolors of other dogs and cats of Antigua (8×10″ 20x25cm, mounted 11×14″ 28x35cm standard frame size). The one with the two dogs and cats was done for my dear friends Dee and Ed, who are nuts about their dogs Scout and Fiver and their cats Ladybird and Felonius.
The others, in the same loose style, show dogs and cats enjoying Antiguan sunsets; they are of two cats together, one single cat and one single dog. Other combinations offer interesting possibilities which I might just explore next! I do so enjoy doing them….variations on the theme of the dogs and cats of Antigua!
Whilst on the subject of cats and dogs, this is a reminder that I love painting people’s pets, particularly dogs and cats. They don’t have to be from Antigua – they can be from anywhere – and I work from high res photos emailed to me by the various owners. Examples are shown elsewhere on this website. They can be in in watercolor or acrylic on canvas panel and the resulting paintings are shipped by FedEx. I tend to work on paper or canvas panels 12×16″ 31x 41cm, which is a standard frame size but can go larger or smaller on request.