Of course my answer was yes. Clair's portrait of my beloved Darby (1994 - 2011) is one of my treasured possessions, my screen saver, and it was featured in "Modern Dog Magazine."
Clair's Tyler Foote portrait pays homage to his passion for nature by representing him as Alexander Von Humboldt (1769 - 1859) Prussian explorer, naturalist, and father of botanical and field biogeography...
Alexander von Humboldt by Franz Xaver Kleiber
I adore it.
Visit Clair Hartmann's website to commission a portrait of your pet, either classic or imaginary realism style.
She offers a 25% discount for anyone who works for a non-profit animal rescue and gift certificates for the holidays are available.
Her Chumley Calendar, a celebration of her own pup, is a gorgeous cross-section of her styles. Order it here.
Thank you, Clair.
xo, Moira and Tyler Foote
P.S. Watch a brief TED Talk lesson on Alexander von Humboldt, the most famous person you never heard of. Clair's painting may help give him the recognition he deserves.
Tyler Foote Finds: A Compendium of My Ignorance (click on image to enlarge)
Tyler Foote Finds: A Compendium of My Ignorance, a two-year collaboration with my dog, Tyler Foote, documenting my inability to identify a single natural object from our walks (except the $1 bill), was conceived to be an ephemeral installation for the DANK Inaugural. Some of Tyler's "finds" have already become kindling and compost.
But friend and professional photographer, Jim Pyle, beautifully photographed it for me. And prints are now available as digital downloads, $50 each, via PayPal including credit cards.
And, I've just discovered Framebridge, a brilliant new company that custom frames photographs and art for all-inclusive low rates from $79 - $149.
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To purchase a Tyler Foote Finds: A Compendium of My Ignorance by Moira McLaughlin, photo by Jim Pyle, ($50 for a high-resolution digital file) click on the PayPal button below the image: