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Linda Roast

 

     
         
     
         
     
 
The Big Edie Series represents my painting works over the last five years. Concerned with the freedom of the painted mark and the atmosphere created by light, the series is based on unposed snap photographs of my dog, Edie. Whereas we usually look down on our dog, in my paintings the dog look down on us.
I try to paint the emotions we feel towards our pet rather than just a perfect reproduction of their outward appearance, whilst trying to capture something of the dogs own feelings too. The size of the paintings give them a dominance.
I also take commissions and can either use the owners photographs or depending of geographical restraints. take photos myself.