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Faithful Spaniel (AVAILABLE), Devotion (AVAILABLE) & Treat (SOLD)

Faithful Spaniel (AVAILABLE), Devotion (AVAILABLE) & Treat (SOLD)

By Deniese Liebermann


Original artworks

Oil on canvas/oil and conte on canvas


Faithful Spaniel & Treat:

Image size: H: 92cm x W: 60cm

Framed size: H: 95cm x W: 64cm

£925 each


Image size: H: 50cm x W: 30cm

Framed size: H: 54cm x W: 34cm



The relationship between a dog and its human can be conveyed even if the human is not present in the image - and these three paintings prove the point.


This charming spaniel painting captures the energy and appeal of a mature dog with personality and it's a larger version of an earlier, similar piece featuring the same animal.


The faithful spaniel, gazing up, presumably at its human companion, is just bursting with trust.  With bright, eager eyes and, we imagine, a constantly wagging tail, he exudes a cheerful spirit and eagerly anticipates good things to come. We get a similar look from the hairier dog, on a smaller scale, in Devotion - his expression and direct gaze suggest unconditional love and trust between canine and human companions.


Denise says: "Such a hopeful and trusting nature can only be infectious, lifting the spirit and embodying a sense of joy and positivity that’s bound to bring a smile to anyone's face, especially if they understand the deep bond between human and dog."


We get another bond conveyed in Treat, where the eager Jack Russell is poised to take the gravy bone from the outstretched hand.


In all three works, Denise shows wonderful observation of dog movement and expression and uses a limited palette to great effect.


    Denise is a Worcestershire-based artist who shares a studio with another of our artists, Wendi Weller, and who has become respected for her animal portraiture. Her new, larger portrait pieces are showing exclusively with us this winter and move her work on, both in scale and narrative.


    "My passion as a portrait artist lies in the intricate dance between capturing a person's outer likeness and revealing their inner essence. Through each stroke of my brush or pencil, I aim to unveil the stories, emotions and unique character that make each individual a work of art in their own right.


    "Portraiture, for me, is a deeply personal and profound exploration of human connection. It's not merely about creating a likeness; it's about delving into the soul of the subject and conveying their humanity on canvas or paper.


    "Every face tells a story - and I'm committed to telling those    stories with empathy, sensitivity, and authenticity.


    "In my work, I embrace a blend of classical and contemporary techniques. Whether it's a detailed, realistic portrayal or a more interpretive and abstract representation, my goal is to elicit a sense of recognition and emotional resonance in the viewer.


    "Through the medium of portraiture, I hope to foster a deeper understanding of the human experience, celebrating our diversity, vulnerabilities, and strengths. Each portrait is an opportunity to explore the intricacies of identity and the shared bonds that connect us all."

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