‘Portrait of a Working Spaniel’

'Portrait of a Working Spaniel' Oil on canvas 16 x 20 ins

‘Portrait of a Working Spaniel’ Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in

I have an affinity with working spaniels. Some years ago I was involved in Field Sports and used to train and field trial the English Springer. The Kennel Club name of this particular dog was Snigglepits Smudge, ‘Snigglepits’  being my affix. He was born out of a bitch I trained called Snigglepits Spinner, a Field Trial Winner. His pet name was Brody and had I have not given up training and shooting over my dogs, would’ve made a Field Trial Champion. He was bold and stylish with boundless energy and would flush out game in the thickest of cover. Brody, along with my other spaniels was a joy to work; the pleasure I got was seeing them work, but alas if I’m honest, was never in the shooting. My pleasure now is putting them to canvas.

Available to purchase :: contact derek@shapirofineart.com

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