FF: Piper Stone

Happy Friday!  Today for Feature Friday we have a very special guest, a dog!  Our guest, Piper Stone is an adorable English bulldog who has been painting for charity.

What do you enjoy besides painting?
I enjoy eating, snoring, grunting, licking, high fives, and wagon and car rides.  My wagon and car rides give me great inspiration!  I like to watch Mother Nature’s beauties go by, like birds and leaves blowing in the wind.  Sometimes, I even stop to smell the roses.

What got you started with painting?
I  was fascinated by Mom painting.  I ran into the studio and watched with excitement every time she painted.  All Mom had to do was shake up a can of paint and I’d instantly appear to study her techniques.  Keep in mind I limp and have bad hips, so the only thing I usually run (wobble) for is food!  After expressing my interest in painting for about six weeks, Mom finally got the hint and stuck a paintbrush in my mouth.  Mom was so impressed with my first painting that she realized I might be able to raise money for San Antonio Bulldog Rescue and other rescue organizations through my natural talent.

Do you have a favorite piece you’ve designed?
The three pieces I created with Bob from the TV show Texas Country Reporter!  Hearts Beat Faster, In The Limelight and Lights Camera Action.  Bob and the film crew were amazing and wonderful to work with!  My Texas friends will be able to see me paint these pieces with Bob on April 28th and 29th.  For my out-of-state  friends, there will be an international YouTube video too!.

What exciting future plans do you have for your work?
Well, I don’t mean to brag, but I have some really great things happening this year!  Not only will Texas Country Reporter air a segment about my artwork and my Mom’s artwork, but a talented dog portrait painter named Peggy Box is painting a portrait of me for the show!  I have paintings in The Arthouse at the Jones Center’s 5×7 exhibit with a bunch of talented human artist.  I’m the only dog painter in the show!  Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver will feature my work in the August Gone to the Dogs exhibit! And the new issue of The American Dog Magazine included a photo of me in their famous dogs on Facebook section!

Do you have any tips/inspiration to share?
Dream impossible dreams and explore all of your talents!

You can connect with Piper on Facebook, the website, Etsy and the official Piper blog.

Thank you Piper (and Mom, Jessica)!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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