"Dog Artist" Skip Hartzell & His Four-Legged Muses

South Florida artist Skip Hartzell is known locally as "the dog artist". He creates large oil paintings, works on paper and four-legged sculptures inspired by man's best friend.
By: Skip Hartzell Gallery
 
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Aug. 20, 2020 - PRLog -- Port Saint Lucie-based artist Skip Hartzell's inspiration comes in the form of a morning walk, accompanied by a furry friend. The canine-inspired artworks that he creates are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision. He creates directly from his emotions and instincts, his work is inspired by dogs of all shapes, sizes and varieties. Hartzell may not set out to mimic the look of someone's beloved pet, but he says his sculptures and paintings often evoke a fond memory of a furry family member.

"Dogs are always in the moment. Although nothing in life has held my attention longer or has been more fascinating to me than dogs, my work is about much more than that. It is about form, movement, color and texture. The dogs are a recognizable common denominator that allows me to communicate my joy of living, passions and sentiments," explained Skip Hartzell.

The artist has held numerous solo exhibitions at notable art galleries and prestigious art fairs such as Art Palm Beach, A.E. Backus Museum, ArtHouse 429, Paul Fisher Gallery, Aqua Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach to name a few. He is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and donates proceeds from the sale of his artworks to animal-rescue, no kill shelters.

"If you love dogs, you are going to love Skip Hartzell's soulful pieces. His work is representative of caricature features of dogs," said J. Marshall Adams, the executive director of the A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. For more information about this fascinating artist, for sales, commissions, or general inquiries, email: skipperhartzell@yahoo.com and visit: https://www.skiphartzell.com/
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