Heather LaHaise

Columbia, SC

"Contemporary art that celebrates dogs"
I have been drawing and painting dogs since I wasa child. Today, dogs give me a voice in my work and I hope to give them one as well. While living in New York City, the urban landscape influenced my work and I noticed how dogs were often a part of city life. My compositions soon began to combine abstraction and realism. Layers of color and graphic spaces with dripping paint would become the backdrop for my dogs. Still, I strive to transcend the singular category of dog art. I love all dogs including mutts, strays, rescues and seniors. A dog is a friend who will never let you down. If my paintings inspire you to rescue a dog or do something nice for one, then I’ve created something meaningful.

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