Roy De Forest

Canine Culture

Today’s artist not only appeals to huMom’s love of silly, quirky and funky chunks of color but he’s also dog gone all about the dogs. Hi CEO Olivia here barking about American painter, sculptor & teacher Roy De Forest.

Roy De Forest was involved in both the Funk art & Nut art movements in the Bay Area of California back a million moons ago, the 50s – 70s. After graduating from San Francisco State University, Roy went on to teach. He taught children classes in the day & taught prisoners in the Bay Area prison, San Quentin at night. In 1965 he started working for UC Davis Art Department. Although he was originally hired as a lecturer he worked his way up to assistant pawfessor & eventually full pawfessor in 1974. His first exhibition was in 1955. Let’s take a look at what I sniffed out for you.

You can sniff out more of Roy De Forest’s pawsome work on Instagram by searching #roydeforest or goggle his name & click images. You will pawsitively dig up a hole lot of wooftastic dog art, I pawmise.

Have a pawsome weekend. Remember to be gnawsome, be kind & stay safe.

CEO Olivia, with Dot & Jerry Underfoot 🐾💜🐾

The Dogstinctive Style of Artist Femke Hiemstra

Canine Culture

“Once Upon a Time”

 

Dot & Jerry Underfoot hunted down today’s artist. What caught their attention about this work was the wagnificently surreal quality of these vintage like pieces & their pawsome animal magnetism.  CEO Olivia here, today we’ve sniffed out the artwork of Netherland artist Femke Hiemstra.

After wanting to be a vet or forest ranger she ended up choosing the arts, following her inner artist to pawsue a career as a freelance illustrator. Her dogstinctive style quickly attracted attention & she has found success as a fine artist, pawcurring an impressive pack of collectors & fans.

Hiemstra’s paintings & drawings are dreamlike & witty, featuring anthropomorphic flora & fauna. She works with acrylics & graphite pencil on various (found) canvases. Her furbulous work has been hung in galleries all across Europe, the US, Japan & Australia.

Let’s take a sniff.

‘OMG’

 

‘Kitty Kaboodles’

 

‘Marinero’

 

‘Les Freres Extraordinaires’

 

‘Felix De Foret’

 

‘Uberfluss’

 

‘Snack Spirit’

 

‘The Newborn’

 

‘The Fruiters’

 

‘Primrose Pete’

 

‘Jefe’

 

‘SIAMESA’

 

‘ŒUF SURPRISE’

 

You can sniff out more of Femke Hiemstra’s pawsome work on her Instagram page or google her name & click on images.  You will be doglighted I pawmise.

Have a pawsome weekend. Remember to be gnawsome, be kind & stay safe.

CEO Olivia, with Dot & Jerry Underfoot 🐾💜🐾