MAUREEN BRADSHAW
   
Maureen Bradshaw is a Toronto based artist. You may see her with a camera in one hand as she meets dogs and their owners along the beach in the mid mornings, rain or shine. The work is primarily oil on a natural canvas. She layers loose brush strokes over a rough outline sketch of the dog, painting with a lively energy and allowing surprises of bright background colours to peer through. With a lengthy career as a creative director, additional training in fashion illustration and a love for animals, she explores the shape and energy of each animal in every painting. "Animals, specifically dogs, play a large part in everyone’s lives. Each one has a unique spirit represented in their expressive eyes. My paintings are a study of the soul of the dogs. Initially, I spend some time with my subject and photograph the dog’s face from a variety of angles. Using these images, I attempt to capture a lifetime of your combined experiences held in the complete silence of their hearts."

MAUREEN BRADSHAW - 2 Greyhounds
2 Greyhounds
16 x 16 in.  
Oil on Canvas
MAUREEN BRADSHAW - Hound
Hound
16 x 16 in.  
Oil on Canvas
MAUREEN BRADSHAW - Bullie
Bullie
16 x 16 in.  
Oil on Canvas
MAUREEN BRADSHAW - Untitled 1
Untitled 1
16 x 16 in.  
Oil on Canvas
* Sold
MAUREEN BRADSHAW - Untitled 2
Untitled 2
16 x 16 in.  
Oil on Canvas
* Sold