Rebecca O’ Brien is the one of the first live-in resident artist at Jardin Orange Artist Residency, and she is working diligently in black and white ink style. Her "Don't Worry, Be (Dog) Happy" series began in the late autumn of 2017 features only dogs.
In Rebecca’s current series of works, she portrays dogs behaving or looking distinctly similar to human beings. She places the dogs in costumes as a way to help remind people not to take their life (possessions, fashion or jobs) too seriously and to laugh more! This theme was chosen by the artist to be geared towards the upcoming Chinese zodiac calendar year. Since the symbolism of the zodiac animal is often connected to the fact that dogs are always ensuring others are happy, this series emphasises Rebecca’s opinion that serving others is more important than achieving wealth, money or success.
The artist is currently looking for new dogs to be her next “muse”; she is looking for photographs of dogs that show an obvious joy for life, humorous personality and even exhibit funny poses. If you think your dog could be an inspiring model for this next series of portraits, feel free to seek out a commissioned art work from the artist that will capture your dog’s unique personality and spirit.
If you know a dog, pick out a favorite picture of them and send it to our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca will choose the most inspiring, funny portraits to add to the series!
It is time to support the artist!