"Point of View"
Original Pastel
Artwork Size: 59 x 89cm

I painted this portrait with a heavy heart in the final week of our dear Heidi’s life, by her side. My aim was to have both the sensory and dichromatic colour perception of dogs resonate – Heidi’s World. All her life she loved to swim, retrieve, run and explore, and engage her amazing senses on our walks together. A familiar haunt was the Wairau River. Whenever we travelled near or far in New Zealand (where dogs are permitted), Heidi came with us. She was very friendly & affectionate, both highly competitive and fearless. On more than one occassion she failed to submit to an aggressive dog twice her size, and we had to intervene.

Back in the early days I adopted her from the Bay of Islands S.P.C.A. We thought she was pawfection. She had a peaceful passing on the 3rd Feb 2017. She was 16 years old.