Note Card Insides are Blank ... They Come With Envelopes
ALL PRINTS COME WITH A CUSTOM GICLÉE PRINT CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
(Certificate image shown is for illustration purposes only.)
All post-production profit on prints and note cards by this artist goes directly to JCCARE, a care & rescue organization for Japanese Chin.
THIS TEXT IS PRINTED ON THE BACK OF THE CARD:
(along with artist contact information)
"The Play Bow II" ... Stail Aikemuno Maru Asikabi Sikodzi - [see the companion piece "The Play Bow I"]
European Ch, Ch.Rus, Blr, Lit, Rom, RKF, Grand Rom,
Grand BLR, Grand Rus, CW, Breed Japanese Chin
--from original 15” x 30” Acrylic on Canvas Panel
Maru is speaking a universal canine body language used and understood by dogs all around the world. Plain and simple, the “play bow” is an invitation to play. Who could turn down an invitation to play with this handsome male, Maru? Certainly not the pretty little female Chin, Tamae, in the companion painting, “The Play Bow I.” Maru lives with his owner, Galina Kovalevskaya, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since the inception of the painting, Maru has stormed the show rings and achieved many Championships in Russia as well as World and European shows.
These paintings blend antique Oriental styling with the thoroughly modern Tamae and Maru. The Japanese Chin itself is like a piece of rare Oriental art. It is a centuries-old breed and a member of AKC's Toy Group. This delightful and entertaining little dog exhibits cat-like behaviors. Its one purpose is to serve man as a companion dog, and the Japanese Chin does this to perfection.
The Artist: Martha Hooks, a Southerner by birth and choice, has always had dogs in her life. Her memories of going to field trials with her dad as well as time spent in conformation rings with her Long Coat Chihuahuas helped expand her knowledge of canine anatomy, breed traits and personalities. She paints full time and commissions are accepted, time permitting. Of course, her favorite subjects wear fur coats year around.