Using the power of art, the purpose of this project was to represent the many shelter dogs throughout Brisbane, and inspire Australians to adopt one of these animals. Having been a dog owner most of my life, I understand the unique bond that humans and dogs share. There is no doubt that humans benefit from the company of dogs and they, in turn, thrive on human contact and friendship. A dog without a home is a tragic creature. In collaboration with AWLQLD (Animal Welfare League of Queensland) my aim was to capture 100 dogs on canvas that have come through the shelter through 2016-17 and share their unique souls with the world.

EXHIBIT AT RELOAD ESPRESSO, BRISBANE:

'A Portrait-100 Brisbane Rescues' was exhibited  June 9th - 11th at Reload Espresso Bar, Salisbury. 

EXHIBIT AT BLACK LAB COFFEE, BRISBANE:

'A Portrait-100 Brisbane Rescues' was exhibited Sept 22nd - Oct 25th at 'Black Lab Coffee' in Brisbane. 

EXHIBIT AT DOG LOVERS SHOW, BRISBANE:

'A Portrait-100 Brisbane Rescues' was exhibited at this years 'Dog Lovers Show' in Brisbane, November 4-5th. 

A PORTRAIT: 100 BRISBANE RESCUES

A PORTRAIT:

100 BRISBANE RESCUES

 
BONNIE
BONNIE

Bull Arab cross Meet Bonnie! This sweet girl is looking for a quiet home where she can spend time with her new family. She can be a little shy at first, but warms up after some love and treats.

LITTLE MISS
LITTLE MISS

Maltese cross

RUNTY
RUNTY

Maltese cross Runty is a love-able little man! He found himself at the shelter with his sister 'Little Miss' and they are now on the hunt for a new family together! They have lived their whole lives together and need to find a home that will take them as a pair.

NUDGE
NUDGE
GEORGIE
GEORGIE

Whippet cross Meet Georgie, this mellow guy is seeking a family to keep him safe and secure as he was unable to follow his previous family to their new home. He's a mature boy who loves his bed, couch time and napping.

BEEFA
BEEFA

American Bulldog cross If you're after a boy who just loves cuddles all the time, Beefa is the boy for you! With his huge cheeky grin and love for belly rubs, bum scratches, head pats... you name it, Beefa isn't fussed as long as he is receiving attention! His irresistible puppy bounds around the yard will leave you with a big smile on your face.

TWIX
TWIX

Australian Kelpie cross Twix is a cheeky young boy looking for his forever home. He just loves to play and be active. He would do well in a home with an active family who will take him for plenty of walks. Twix loves meeting new people and is exceptionally loving.

BEAR
BEAR

German Shepherd Bear and his brother Koda found themselves in the Shelter through no fault of their own. Now they are looking for a loving home to spend their twilight years together where they can relax and enjoy the company of each other and their new humans.

JAMIE
JAMIE

Bull Arab cross Dalmation

ROCKY
ROCKY

Samoyed Rocky is an energetic and lovable dog who gets along well with his doggy pals and has previously lived with a smaller canine sibling.

BENJI
BENJI

Kelpie cross Benji is a true gentleman who has found himself at the shelter through no fault of his own. This handsome and sweet lad has stolen the hearts of all the volunteers at the shelter and he would love nothing better than to find a forever home where he can spend time with his family

CARSON
CARSON

Maltese Jack Russell cross Carson came into the shelter after being found wandering the streets as a lost, little stray. Unfortunately no one has come looking for him... which means he is now on the lookout for his second chance at life with a new, loving family.

BLAZER
BLAZER

Irish Wolfhound This gentle giant is very affectionate to humans and other dogs, and absolutely LOVES attention. Blame that on his royal Irish heritage! He is hoping to find a family to grow with and spend the rest of my life with...

JET
JET

Cairns Terrier cross Meet Jet, this little scruff ball is full of personality and would make any family complete.

COOKIE
COOKIE
SPARKLES
SPARKLES

Bull Arab cross This little cutie is just 9 weeks-old and is a Great Dane cross Bull Arab. Sparkles was found wandering the streets with her siblings, and is the last remaining to be adopted. She is a cuddly, sweetheart but frets when being left alone. With love, patience and reassurance from her new family, Sparkles will be able to build up her confidence and learn that there is nothing to be scared of anymore.

BEAUTY
BEAUTY

Bull Arab cross Beauty found herself at the rehoming centre with her 9 puppies. She is now looking for a home of her own, where she can relax at your feet and can join you for walks. She is a gentle girl who walks nicely on the lead and gets along well with other polite dogs. She was a great mum and deserves a family to call her own.

DOBBY
DOBBY

Australian Kelpie cross

SPLASH
SPLASH

Australian Cattledog cross

CROW
CROW

Great Done cross

MAX
MAX

Rottweiler cross

TANZY
TANZY

Australian Kelpie cross

PEARL
PEARL

Chihuahua cross Pretty little Pearl is a seven-year-old, Chihuahua cross who was brought into the shelter after being found as a stray wandering the streets. With no one coming forward looking for her, Peal is now waiting for a second chance of finding love with a new family.

WOLF
WOLF

Mastiff cross

OTIS
OTIS

Shih Tau cross Lhasa Apso Meet Otis, this little guy unfortunately wound up as a homeless, stray. With no one coming forward looking for him, Otis is now looking for a second chance with a place to call home. Otis is a typical snuggle-bug and is definitely an inside-dog who will not miss a chance to cuddle up on your lap in the evenings! Although at 8 years and classified as a 'senior', Otis still enjoys going for his walks every couple of days.

TURNER
TURNER

Mastiff cross

CHARLIE
CHARLIE

Rhodesian Ridgeback cross

ELLIE
ELLIE

Kelpie cross

JUPITER
JUPITER

Kelpie cross Jupiter is an active boy who would love to join a family with older children who like exploring, he loves adventures and would like to use some of his energy by joining you for a fun bush walk or walk along the beach.

TED
TED

Ridgeback cross

JINX
JINX

Great Dane cross

RIVER
RIVER

Kelpie cross Meet River, a gentle and affectionate lady who is just at home on a bush walk as she is relaxing with you on the couch after a long day.

ELVIS
ELVIS

Australian Terrier Cross

RANI
RANI

German Shepherd cross Meet 'Rani', a 9 month old German shepherd puppy looking for somewhere she can call home. This girl has lots of energy and would make the perfect exercise buddy!

DAISY
DAISY

Maltese/Jack Russel cross

BRUCE
BRUCE

Kelpie cross

SHAKIRA
SHAKIRA

American Bulldog cross Introducing Shakira! This beautiful girl loves playing with other dogs, she enjoys walks in the bushland, watching the sunset, having a belly run or two and spending time with her favourite people.

GREG
GREG

Staffy cross

ROSIE
ROSIE

Staffy cross This poor gal has been a long timer at the shelter, much to the dismay of the people working with her. She is a bright and playful girl, sure to make any home a warmer and more joyful place.

ROGER
ROGER

Bullmastiff/Staffy cross Meet Roger, this sweet, affectionate guy likes nothing more than a good cuddle. He gets on well with other dogs and loves his humans. How can you say no to that squishy face!

MILLIE
MILLIE

Kelpie/Bullterrier cross

VINNIE
VINNIE

Irish Wolfhound cross

CISCO
CISCO

Fox terrier cross

ADDISON
ADDISON

Staffy cross Meet Addison, this sweet young girl is very gentle and gets on with other dogs and people, and would love to bring some joy and warmth to a family.

COOPER
COOPER

Bullterrier cross

TIGGA
TIGGA

Australian Cattledog/Staffy cross

SKYE
SKYE

Australian Cattledog cross Meet Skye, a gentle, shy girl who would do well with a quiet family. Bring home Skye and you will have a loving companion for life.

BORRIS
BORRIS

Staffy cross I painted this cool little dude at the Warra Shelters 'Empty the Shelters 2016' event. Was fun painting outdoors surrounding by these awesome animals, and very happy to report that Borris got himself a home by the end of the day! Enjoy your new life Borris old chap!

RONNIE
RONNIE

Staffy cross

SASHA
SASHA

Staffy/Bullterrier cross

JEFF
JEFF

Irish Wolfhound cross

DUDLEY
DUDLEY

Collie cross

ODY
ODY

Australian Cattledog cross

OTIS
OTIS

Mastiff cross This big loveable guy was a favourite of everyone in the shelter. Unfortunately Otis suffered major behavioural problems and he eventually had to be put down. 'Our Dear Boy' - A Tribute by a Volunteer: "I had wished for him to be rewarded with endless wide fields. It was nearly two weeks after that day and come a Friday morning, I awoke with a warmth in my veins. I had dreamt the boy was a puppy again. His huge smile was still present, although he showed a distinct calmness,

MARVYN
MARVYN

Jack Russell cross

BRAN
BRAN

Jack Russell cross

BELLA
BELLA

American Staffy cross

MIRANDAH
MIRANDAH

Rhodesian Ridgeback cross

SHILO
SHILO

Australian Cattledog cross Meet Shilo, this girl was a troubled beautiful soul. She came into the shelter a stray, and unfortunately found herself on the receiving end of aggression from another dog. Although she was adopted, this event had a traumatic effect on the girl which began manifesting as erratic and aggressive behaviour. She was eventually put down.

CHARLIE
CHARLIE

Staffy cross

BASIL
BASIL

Kelpie cross

GEORGIA
GEORGIA

Staffy cross

BELLA
BELLA

Kelpie cross

APRICOT
APRICOT

Jack Russell cross

BOSTON
BOSTON

American Staffy cross Boston is an active young boy looking for love! He is a cuddly fella who loves to play in the yard and loves his walks.

NEVIS
NEVIS
DINGO
DINGO

Dingo cross

RANGER
RANGER

Meet Ranger, although she was a very sweet girl once you spent time with her, she had a very difficult time settling into the shelter, showing severe signs of kennel stress and agitation. Sadly her anxiety got the best of her and due to an aggressive incident with one of the volunteers, she had to be euthanised. She spent her last day playing in the yard with her human and dog friends, where they shared cheeseburger and French fries.

CHIPS
CHIPS

10x12" Oil on Canvas

PEPSI
PEPSI

Staffy/Bullterrier cross Pepsi has an exuberant personality and is full of life

COBRA
COBRA

Staffy/Bullterrier cross This little guy is full of character, itching to bring some fun and life into a loving home...

BERNEDETTE
BERNEDETTE

Sharpie cross

BUGSY
BUGSY

Staffy/Ridgeback cross

ZAZEL
ZAZEL

Husky cross

MISSY
MISSY

American Bulldog cross

BENJIE
BENJIE

Basenji cross Meet Benji the Basenji! Benji's ancestors go all the way back to the 4th Dynasty in Egypt and were often given as presents to Pharaohs! Don't worry, Benji doesn't have a big head about that and would be more than happy to join an average, active family who would be able to keep him entertained with a daily walk, and the odd game of fetch!

CENA
CENA

Staffy cross

COCOLADA
COCOLADA

Staffy cross

DIPPER
DIPPER

Australian Cattledog cross Meet Dipper, this fella is everything you'd expect from a young Aussie working dog. He's energetic, intelligent, enthusiastic and super playful, all he needs is the right home to call his own.

RANGER
RANGER

English Foxhound cross Meet Ranger, a super lovable goofball who loves to be the life of the party. He would like nothing more than to be part of a family where he can have fun and go on daily adventures.

SOX
SOX

American Staffy/Bull Arab cross Sox came into the shelter as a stray and, to the dismay of everyone at the shelter, has yet to receive a home after being there over 4 months. He loves to please, and especially loves getting pats and cuddles.

RUSTY
RUSTY

Jack Russell cross

SNICKERS
SNICKERS

Mini Foxy cross Snickers is a timid young boy who found himself lost and at the animal shelter. He is a sweet boy once he comes out of his shell and would suit a family who will work with him on building his confidence in a quiet, secure home.

INDY
INDY

Staffy cross

TIM
TIM

Staffy/Bullterrier cross Tim is a happy-go-lucky, friendly lad who is the life of the party. He loves nothing more to get out and about with his canine friends for a good romp around.

IZZY
IZZY

Great Dane cross

FELIX
FELIX

Bull Arab Cross Felix is soft by touch and soft by nature. His coat feels like he bathes in conditioner on a daily basis and by nature, he is a very gentle boy with a lovable lankiness about him.

ZEUS
ZEUS

French Bullterrier

HOOPER
HOOPER

American Staffy cross

GERALD
GERALD

American Staffy/ Rottweiler cross

BEAR
BEAR

Australian Cattledog cross Bear was found on the street and unfortunately no one has since come to collect him. He has a soft, easy going personality and is gentle with dogs and his humans. He now finds himself looking for a new home where can be well cared for and loved by some new humans he can call his own.

COOKIES
COOKIES

Australian Cattledog/Kelpie cross Bio: Cookies has found himself at the shelter after getting lost. He has a gentle nature, and is a little unsure of interactions at first, but given time he will show you just how sweet and affectionate he is.

DANNY
DANNY

Neapolitan Mastiff cross

BUSTER
BUSTER

Boxer cross

PIPPA
PIPPA

Australian Cattledog cross Staffodshire Bull

FORD
FORD

Irish Wolfhound cross

JACKIE
JACKIE

Bullterrier cross Jackie is an energetic girl looking for a family who are keen for adventure! She would love to join you on bush walks or explore the beach with you. If you have another dog Jacki would be fine with that too, she loves to play. Jackie is waiting for you at the rehoming centre for a good belly rub!

CHOCO
CHOCO

Rottweiler cross

CHARLIE BEAR
CHARLIE BEAR

Cattle dog cross This guy came into the shelter a very underfed and anxious young fella. He was nursed back to full health by volunteers and shown the love he needed. Eventually Charlie Bear was adopted, although this was not to last. He was returned a month later covered in bad wounds and since then, his behaviour deteriorated rapidly in the shelter, showing severe signs of distress and anxiety. Sadly his behaviour didn't improve and he was eventually put down.

THEO
THEO

Bull Arab/American Staffy cross

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