Robert May Artist Extraordinaire for Dog Animal and Pet Illustration
If you currently have in your collection animal or pet lover theme gifts like dog breed mugs, blanket throw tapestries, flags and stationary it is a good chance you already possess Robert May artwork. Like Sandra Brue of Sandicast is to dog figurines, Robert May is to dog illustrations. Robert May continues to fuel his passion capturing the beauty of animals and specific dog breeds in art. In Robert May’s own words.
“After spending approximately 15 years as a graphic artist / illustrator I decided to change direction and concentrate on fine art and animal painting in particular. My work was seen in a local gallery and I was subsequently commissioned to produce a series of dog head studies for reproduction as greeting cards, due to the success of this range both in the U.K. the U.S.A. and Europe further commissioned work followed for more breeds of dog and a variety of other animal subjects. I never tire of painting dog subjects as there is such a variation in size, colour and coat texture there is always a new challenge to take on, and although basically self taught I now feel that I can achieve consistant work of a high standard. I paint in oils and acrylics but gouache is my primary technique which allows a high degree of detail and richness of colour, these qualities make the finished works ideal for reproduction which is why a number of leading companies have made use of my artwork in connection with products including tapestries and fabrics, transfers, and various other gift lines. I now publish my own range of limited and open edition prints which ensures that I have control over the quality of the end product as well as continuing to build a library of new images and also accepting private commissions.”
Everyone’s relationship with their pet dog is special and very unique to each specific life’s experiences. Robert Mays artwork is special because like Sandra Brue’s Sandicast dog figurines his artwork is able to transcend that specificity of relationship and make it feel as if that picture is of your dog along with it’s unique personality. Robert May continues to create beautiful animal and dog paintings which seem to all possess a majestic lofty feeling and appear to put each animal on a pedestal of importance. Since all animal and pet owners have the same feelings as is reflected in Robert Mays paintings the artwork is timeless. In addition many of the Robert May painting not only capture the animal or pets conformation they often also include a background which lends itself to the dog breed’s historical origin. This is especially evident in the Bernese Mountain Dog Blanket Throw Tapestry artwork shown featuring the Bernese Mountain Dog the foreground and a majestic snowy mountain range in the background. The special relationships between people and dogs and animals is as old as time itself. Fortunately their are artists like Robert May who capture this special bond in illustrations which is later licensed for animal and pet lovers to enjoy on blanket throw tapestries, pillows, mugs, stationary and other animal and pet theme gifts.
Posted on May 25, 2011, in Animal and Pet Lover Gifts, Animal and Pet Lover Gifts made in the USA, Animal Gifts, Anwo.com Animal World, dog blanket throw tapestry, Robert May and tagged animal blanket throw tapestry, animal world, anwo, dog blanket throw tapestry USA, Robert May. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.