Inspired by canine friends, local artist Marsha Johnson’s new exhibition, For the Love of a Dog, will be on display at the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery in October.
The local artist said her idea for the exhibition came about after she began painting her own dogs for fun and realised she had a passion for pet portraits.
“A couple of years ago I decided I might try drawing a dog,” she said.
“I have a daschund that is my sidekick and after painting my own, I started painting other people’s fur babies.
“I have become hooked on it and decided to put together the exhibition on dogs.”
Having been in the works for over a year now, For the Love of a Dog is made up of 40 different artworks using both clay sculpture techniques and paint.
Marsha said her exhibition not only explored the connection between man and his best friend, but it also showcased plenty of different breeds.
“If you love dogs I encourage you to come and have a look,” she said.
“If you would like your fur baby painted, we can also arrange for that to happen.”
Marsha is a well-known local artist and active member of Gin Gin and Childers Art Groups.
Her artwork has been entered in the Bundaberg Art Prize, Wondai Competition, Moore Park Beach and Mt Perry Competitions.
Her exhibition, For the Love of a Dog, will be on display from Saturday, 2 October until Wednesday, 3 November and will be open from 9am to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday.
The Gin Gin Regional Courthouse Gallery is a community organisation run and operated by volunteers.
You can find out more about the Gallery here.