Proposal for Exhibition in Adeje 2019…
There are thousands of abandoned dogs in Tenerife. For the past ten years I’ve been helping the dog refuges on the island to publicise the problem. Now I’m hoping to raise awareness of the issues with an exhibition of my paintings of rescue dogs.
I will be splitting the exhibition into two contrasting types of painting … On one side of the room: bleak, black, lonely, edgy, paintings—encapsulating the sadness & loneliness of these dogs’ lives. And on the other side: colourful, optimistic, happy paintings—which present an alternative and show dogs’ quirky, funny side.
I don’t want to show just the serious, political, depressing images without showing the alternative. After all, dogs are fun —this is why we love them! I’d like to show that there can be a better future for these abandoned dogs … to leave people uplifted and motivated to do something— perhaps to donate some food, or visit a refuge and take a dog for a walk, or ideally to adopt a rescue dog.
List of Exhibitions
Adeje Cultural Centre – ( submitted one painting) Mujeres Creativa March 2018
El Medano – Dog Art
Magma centre Tenerife- Digital Beach – 2012 July
K9 Tenerife – Dog Calendars 2011 and 2009
Flash Point, El Medano Tenerife – Aug 2008
Brighton Festival – May 2007
Marlipins Museum, W Sussex – July 2005
The Verda River Boat, Sussex – June 2005
Brighton Fishing Museum – Sept 2004
Sussex Innovation Centre – June 2004
Brighton Fringe Festival – May 2004
Grange Art Gallery, Brighton – Oct 2003
The Connaught Theatre, Sussex – Aug 2003.
Sussex Arts Club – Nov 2002 to Jan 2003
The Jelly Leg ’d Chicken Arts Centre, Reading – 1999
Degree Show, University of Westminster London – June 1988
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