Artist: Barbara Bond
I have always been a sketcher and doodler. I did take a few art classes as part of my degree byt never really worked on my art until my children were raised and gone from home. I have had the opportunity to take classes with some excellent watercolor artists. The ’Cavalier art’ was an offshoot of a Specialty we had here in Canada in 2005. As part of the committee, the suggestion came up that it would be nice to have some artwork to auction off. I offered to try to do some. The rest is history.
I get my most enjoyment from incorporating the Cavaliers in a natural setting. This usually involves me merging the dogs into a landscape. When I am doing a painting for a specialty fundraiser I try to give the painting a local flavor. I research through images until I find something that hits my fancy and defines the location. So Cavaliers in Wisconsin Farm Country became the theme for this painting.