My landlord/lady has a dog like this, inherited from his mother who recently passed away. Splendid little horror, and you've caught this one beautifully.

Thank you for the compliment Robert. Chili was wonderful to paint as I was able to take my pick from a selection of really great high resolution images taken by the owner. I chose this pose as it looks like something has just caught his attention. 'Rabbit!'

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'Chilli' belongs to a friend of mine. I entered his portrait into 'The Artist' and 'Leisure Painter's' HeptARTlon Summer Olympic Painting Challenge 2012, and was awarded one of the acrylic painting prizes. It was really exciting to see the artwork published in the December 2012 edition of 'Leisure Painter', and this gave me the confidence to enter more competitions and to take part in Open Art Submissions for the first time. I am still using the Artist quality paint which I received as part of my prize - a little goes a long way, unless painting impasto that is!

About the Artist
Andrea Hook

I have always loved art and as a child I would frequently be found drawing the trees in the garden. I first worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in London and Dorset for fifteen years. One of my favourite posts was illustrating natural-history display-boards in watercolour & ink for Dorset…

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