The thought process of deciding which dogs to paint for an exhibition, leads to a classification system, in this case the alphabet.
Through classification humans attempt to make order from nature:
A common application of alliteration is in books intended for children learning about letters, or for characters in a story book. In Walsh's exhibition it is applied to the titles of her paintings (dog breed and background colour), adding a sense of poetry to the exhibition.
Strigiformes are the order of birds to which owls belong.
Owls have large forward-facing eyes and ear-holes; a downward curved beak and a flat face.
It has been considered that eye colour is related to when the owl hunts, dark (nocturnal), Orange (dusk/dawn), Yellowish (daytime), but there is no real correlation that has been found.
For more information or if you are interested in purchasing any of the works please contact Anna Walsh:
A. Afghan in Apple 10 x 8 inches oil on canvas
B. Border Collie in Boysenberry 6 x 4 inches oil on canvas
C. Cardigan Welsh Corgi in Cotton Candy 6 x 4 inches oil on canvas
D. Dalmation in Daffodil 5 x 3 inches oil on canvas
E. Estrella Mountain Dog in Emerald 6 x 4 inches oil on canvas
F. French Bull Dog in Fashion Fuchsia 5 x 3 inches oil on canvas
G. Golden Retriever in Glaucous 6 x 4 inches oil on canvas
H. Husky in Honeydew 10 x 8 inches oil on canvas
A selection of owls on show, each one 5 x 3 inches oil on canvas with mixed media