There’s rarely a dull moment with a Westie around. Full of self importance, these cheeky, happy little dogs greet life’s adventures with a twinkle in their eye and a jolly disposition.
They hate to be ignored and their repertoire of shameless tactics for getting attention include the “poor me” stare, the woeful sigh and the pitiful whine. If that fails, they can always fall back on some good old mischief making!
They are a working terrier, at home amongst scree, rocks and cairns. Tireless and brave, the story goes that, in the late 1800s, Donald Malcolm (16th Laird of Poltalloch) owned a reddish brown terrier, that was accidentally mistaken for a fox while hunting game, and shot. As a result, Malcolm decided to develop a white terrier breed, which became known as the "Poltalloch Terrier”, the pre-cursor of the West Highland White.
The print combines my hand drawn lettering with illustration and each one is hand-printed on my press in a soft blue ink, then individually signed.
They will fit happily in a ready made frame, like the Ikea Ribba (52x52cm square frame with matt/mount included) or they can be bought in handmade wooden frames from my website at www.theenlightenedhound.com (UK shipping only for framed prints).
Paper size is approx 315 x 315mm
Image Size is approx 190 x 240 mm
These prints combine hand drawn lettering with illustration. I was inspired to tell the story of different dog breeds using a dog tag design. I am fascinated by the history and unique characteristics that define particular breeds and I wanted to celebrate that uniqueness by creating dog breed specific prints.
The dog tag idea came from thoughts about the plight of dogs in rescue centres and shelters. I imagined that they might be wearing a dog tag that helped prospective owners find out more about the dog in the hope that they might be rescued and given a ‘forever home’. There’s a bit of the children’s character Paddington Bear in this project too - the lost bear with a luggage label attached - entreating its finder to 'look after this bear'.
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