Dogs in­spire art for char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

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.

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