This painting was inspired through cooperation with the “Best Friends Animal Society”. Best Friends rescues thousands of animals every year. It has a giant network across the country to help them find good homes. For many, the animals end up at the 30,000 acre sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. One such fortunate young one is named Charlotte. Charlotte was abandoned by her owners and ended up at Best Friends. She has trouble walking, so I identify with her struggle. She was our model here; photographed by Gary Alan Kalpakoff.
This piece was entered in the Pastel Society of the Southwest art exhibit in the Fall of 2008 and won the Peoples’ Choice Award.