The Art for Barks Service Dog Fine Art Contest is Here!
Nationally prominent artists are helping Art for Barks create a Special Educational Project about Service Dogs and art.
Enjoy the variety of art styles.
Learn about how Hero Service Dogs help people with physical disabilities live a fuller,
more active life. Read a few stories of these extraoridinary canines, then pick and vote for your favorite. Notice that many of the Service Dogs are Rescue Animals.
By participating-you are supporting these altruistic animals and their generous work. Service Dogs are special! With a natural capacity to unconditionally love and care for people,
nurture traumatized children in court
decrease healing time for elderly hospital patients
assist mobility-impaired people in getting their medicine, opening the door, getting into and out of their car, moving a wheelchair, and finding their keys or phone.
There are dozens of other ways Service Dogs eagerly direct their warm, furry form of love to helping us humans. These include providing emotional comfort and/or seizure notice to wounded warriors with post-traumatic stress, enabling them to work and function productively; or lending support with physical balance and mobility to disabled college students preparing for a meaningful job. Service Dogs’ ability to calm autistic children makes educational and therapy sessions more productive, and allows these children to feel safer while out with their families.
I am very proud to be part of the Art for Barks organization! What they do resonates with many of the reasons I paint dogs. I created two paintings for this event. One of Belle from Vintage Paws Sanctuary in Sarasota Florida and Belle an alumni of Florida Boxer Rescue who has since passed onto the Rainbow Bridge. I am happy to support both of these wonderful organizations through donating my artwork and I've adopted two Boxers from FBR!
Here are my two paintings, please take a moment and vote, it supports me and the efforts of Art for Barks.