Man & Dog

man and dog


Man and Dog was long listed for the Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020. 

Painted over a period of 8 months, Man & Dog is a portrait of family life (my dad and dog Harry). I really enjoyed working with the composition; I knew I wanted the centre of the canvas to be relatively empty of subject matter, so that I could give focus to the dog sitting nervously on the sofa, waiting to be told to get off, and my father looking out of the window. 

Acrylic, 2m x 1m

detail, Man & Dog, Rowan Briggs Smith
detail, Man & Dog, Rowan Briggs Smith
Man and Dog, Rowan Briggs Smith