Susan O'Doherty | Guide Dogs NSW/ACT

Susan O'Doherty


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

Susan O'Doherty's art dog

In my art practice including painting, assemblage and sculpture I often deal with social and gender issues, personal history and the nature of time and mortality. Within work I have done concentrating on relationships and domestic situations, my paintings complement the assemblages with overlapping themes and subjects. Painted backgrounds denote interior décor with repeating motifs suggesting the patterning of tiles, wallpapers, curtains, carpets and textiles. I’ve extended the idea of the patterned motif onto the Guide Dog as an allusion to the familiar and affectionate relationship the dogs form with their human partners and how important they are, first in the home and then out into the wider world.