Sue Clancy creates portraits of dogs and cats as people. When creating a commissioned portrait – the dog looks like the real-life dog and includes elements from the real-life dog-owner’s life; objects, activities, favorite colors etc. “I preserve a likeness that captures the personality and spirit of a beloved being.” says Sue. “I also preserve aspects of the dog and human relationship creating a very personal visual story that merges the life of a person and their dog. My working method is the same for cats.”
Even when creating art that is not a commission she combines elements from her own personal life or the life of people she knows and creates a “Dog-or-Cat-Person” that reflects a thought, memory or feeling.
Most of the pieces pictured here are commissions that already have homes – they are included here as examples of dog portraits by Clancy – for more information or to commission a portrait of your dog or cat please contact Caplan Art Designs www.caplanartdesigns.com or Joseph Gierek Fine Art www.gierek.com .
Sue Clancy’s artist statement – GeneralArtistStatement2018
Sue Clancy’s full vitae – ClancyVitae-2018
A short form of the vitae –ClancyVitae2018shortform
Here’s a link to the artist book: “Dogs by Sue Clancy” https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Dogs-By-Sue-Clancy
Two blog post links that talk about the process of creating a color dog portrait: https://sueclancy.com/2017/03/31/fine-art-commission-bailey-at-the-lake/ and https://sueclancy.com/2017/03/20/the-art-commission-innocent/
A blog post talking a bit more about the black and white ink dog portraits is here: https://sueclancy.com/2016/12/03/sue-draws-dogs/
A blog post explaining a bit about why… https://sueclancy.com/2017/01/10/why-whimsical-dog-art/
Another blog post talking about the art materials used to create the black and white ink dogs: https://sueclancy.com/2017/01/08/more-dog-book-progress/
All words and images copyright Sue Clancy 2018