This portrait of 18 working artists, and the dogs who keep them company, while keeping them inspired is a moving testimonial to both the creative spirit and to the bond between humans and the animals they love.
For artists dogs form, in many ways, the perfect support network because they are the silent witness to a creator's most exposed states, accepting unconditionally artistic despair as well as elation.
The curious cock of the head, the gentle contented snoring, or even the cheerful wag of a tail all send much appreciated, non-verbal messages of support, encouragement, and, most of all, understanding.
An elegant labour of love, this book offers thanks for that unique bond.
About the author
Born in Victoria, Nicola Morgan grew up and went to school in Victoria and in Shawnigan Lake, B.C. As a child she enjoyed reading, painting and drawing. She attended Emily Carr College of Art in Vancouver and is now an author, illustrator and exhibiting painter. Her first book, The Great B.C. Alphabet Book was followed by Pride of Lions, Temper, Temper, Louis and the Night Sky, and Once in a Blue Moon. Nicola won the 1984 Images and Objects Painting Award, the Choice Selection of Children's Book Council and the Sheila Egoff Children's Book Award. Nicola now lives in British Columbia.