Callie the Shephard

Many people develop a special bond with the animals living in their homes, treating them as part of their family. Such people often come to me and ask to paint their beloved animal companion. This was the case with the dog painted here, a German Shepherd named Callie. When Callie died it was a big loss for the owner, so he wanted a painting of the animal. Callie is depicted here in one of his favourite spots at the bank of a lake outside of their vacation home in Montana. That’s where the dog and the man spent a lot of time together. The beaitufil landscape with the dog in the center is intended to evoke pleasant memories of the cherished moments when Callie was there.