Saturday, 3 August 2013

A Helping Hand, the Italian Horse Protection Foundation.....

17.5cms x 21cms approx.

Back in June, Susan Leyland a hugely talented sculptor friend put out a request on Facebook. Susan a fellow Scot now lives in Italy and she needed help to raise funds for the Italian Horse Protection Foundation. A plan had been hatched to call on artist's who depicted the horse in their art to donate a piece of work that could be auctioned. I happily put my hand up to contribute and next week this painting of Dougal will set off on it's way to Florence, Italy.
I think it apt, that a wee lad who got to live out his whole life being loved and cared for, should in some small way help horses and ponies less fortunate.
I understand that there will also be an exhibition (  featuring a selection of International Equine Artists which will also raise funds for the IHP running from October to November though I'm not sure at the moment of dates.


Gail H. Ragsdale said...

One of my favorite paintings of him (next to the one I have :) I miss your tales and paintings of him, he was such a character!

Hope it brings a lot of money for a good cause.

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

I love this one too Gail which is why I held onto it but seems a good time to let it go. I still miss them terribly and they way of life but time they say stops for no one!