About the Artist
Hey my name is James Maddison. I’m 27 and originally from London, England.Please note that all dogs have been on display at the Chinese New Year festivities and therefore may have some imperfections. All Art Dogs for sale are available for collection from the Guide Dogs NSW/ACT office in Chatswood at the buyer's expense. Collections can be made during business hours by appointment after full payment has been received.
About the artwork
My inspiration for my dog, who I’ve decided to name Graff, was both a reflection of the street art and graffiti I do in my free time, and also the general feel of freedom I get when using aerosol paint. I’ve tried to use a variety of colours and tones to give a palleted effect, whilst using the various dot sizes and sharp lines to still give a controlled feel to the colours being applied. I wanted the base to remain clean and black, in order to make the colours I used pop that little more. Overall I wanted something that showed different cap techniques and sizes, and also had a slight ‘wild style’ feel to it. I’m very grateful to be given the opportunity to contribute some of my art to Guide Dogs NSW/ACT. They are a great cause, and make a huge impact to the lives of those people who are in need of the dogs they provide.