Dogs inspire art for charity
ARTISTIC dog lovers are to join forces to help their four legged friends.
Amateur artist Alejandro Romei, 35, who is based in Poynton, and the Paul Tavernor Art Gallery, on Park Lane, are aiming to support The Dogs Trust.
Alejandro, who is from Uruguay but now lives on Dickens Lane, has created a series of paintings called ‘In Dogs we Trust’ consisting of cubist surrealist dogs.
They are on display at the gallery and a percentage of sale will go to the charity.
Alejandro, who works in property investment, said the idea for the series came from his daughter Florence’s request to buy a family dog.
He said: “I wasn’t very keen initially so I came up with a cunning plan to paint a dog instead. I started a series of colourful playful dogs shaped through a variety of geometrical volumes and different coloured backgrounds. After some time developing my new art theme and with good success with my fiercest critics – my family – I got in touch with Paul Tavernor and he thought there could be some space for my quirky art in his gallery, so he kindly invited me to exhibit my pieces in the gallery.
“While discussing our love for dogs we thought it could be a very honourable idea to contribute to the trust that has a similar name to the artist’s collection.”
And now despite his initial reservations, Alejandro is exploring the possibility of adopting a dog from the Trust.