A-F has been painting Pig hunting dogs, since 2006. During one of her trip in the outback next to Wilcannia, she helped some hunters, around White Cliff, NSW, who were stranded after their ute rolled over.
Since then I have been fascinated by the use of large dogs to hunt those feral animals, I already had 7 solo shows based on the portrayal of those big, loyal, trusted, loving, sometimes wild, admirable dogs.
The dog looks at if dressed for medieval battle, with leather harness and massive protective collars, in a way they also look a bit like theirs master’s personality and attitude. Real Men and Their Dogs represent a change of direction, showing a series of dog portraits and the portrait of their owners. These painted portraits bring the viewer into the world of hunting and the bond between man and dogs.