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  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:Individual Artists / Artists' Books
  • Language:English
  • Pages:26
  • Paperback ISBN:9781483590752

Dogs By Sue Clancy

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Featuring all kinds of dog breeds artist Sue Clancy whimsically combines man's best friend and many of life’s pleasant experiences by drawing them using a dip pen, a brush and Sumi ink

Artist Sue Clancy sees fine art – and the genre of Animals/dogs in Art - as one way of practicing good mental health and happiness. Featuring all kinds of dog breeds Sue Clancy whimsically combines man's best friend and many of life’s pleasant experiences by drawing them using a dip pen, a brush and Sumi ink

For each of the artworks in this book Sue Clancy thought of “something pleasant” and created a dog-character to help describe that pleasantness. By whimsically combining attributes of a dog breed with an activity she has enjoyed she accents the pleasant feelings. Each dog featured here was drawn in ink using a dip pen and a brush on handmade paper sized 6.75 x 4.5 inches.

The book “Dogs by Sue Clancy” is intended to support Sue Clancy's fine art gallery exhibits.  It is also intended as an art exhibit between book covers – which is why it is a largely wordless book – and because it is in a book format separate from any particular art exhibit it exists as yet another work of art by the artist.  

More than an exhibit catalog or a collection of reproductions of a body of artistic works the book “Dogs by Sue Clancy” is an artist book organized around an artistic idea: collecting pleasant thoughts and describing those thoughts using imaginary dog characters (based on a real-life dog breed) in order to highlight the pleasant feelings.  This idea has its roots in healthy mental health habits and the practice of happiness; creating gratitude lists, purposefully turning ones thoughts toward pleasant things, playing with ones imagination, and a meditative practice of enjoying  time, memory, attention and whimsy.  Dogs were selected as characters because for Sue Clancy dogs of all breeds represent a joyful exuberant delight at being alive.

About the author
Sue Clancy’s fine art resides in numerous public art collections and high profile private collections. Her public art collections include the Curtis Children’s Justice Center in Vancouver Washington, The UCLA Fine Arts Library at the University of California in Los Angeles, The Northwest Surrogacy Center in Portland Oregon, the Wexford Ireland Arts Center in Wexford Ireland, The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder Colorado, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan Wisconsin, The Wisconsin Historical Society, The Empty Space Gallery in Bakersfield California, CARF International in Arizona, Infant Crisis Services in Oklahoma City, Youth and Family Services of El Reno Oklahoma, The Oklahoma School of Science and Math and many others. Her art also resides in numerous private collections which include the Kennedy family in Washington D.C. and the private collection of New York Times bestselling author Billie Letts. She is represented by: Caplan Art Designs in Portland Oregon www.caplanartdesigns.com, and the Joseph Gierek Fine Art Gallery in Tulsa Oklahoma www.gierek.com. She can be commissioned to draw your favorite dog by contacting either of the above art galleries. After a day spent creating fine art Sue can be found reading a library book alongside her very own dog - a dachshund named Rusty – or watching a foreign film with her wife and best friend Judy. You can see more about her life and artwork and find other books by Sue at www.sueclancy.com
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