SATISFY. ROUSE. PROVOKE.

News

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Pet Tales: An illustrator falls in love with dogs"

Twelve yellow-framed windows are closely spaced on the front of a three-story red-brick townhouse. A dog intently peers out of each window, looking toward the street.

The intricately detailed acrylic painting depicts dogs of many sizes, colors and breeds, including a beagle, a Chihuahua, a Boston terrier and a chocolate Labrador retriever that looks just like the tail-wagger on the cover of the book “Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly” by Mark Ulriksen.

Dogs are loyal and patient, and “whether you’ve been gone for 5 minutes or for 5 hours, they’ll greet you like you’ve been gone for 5 years,” says the text next to the painting of 12 doggies in the windows.

Mr. Ulriksen originally created the painting for a 2007 cover of The New Yorker. A freelance artist and illustrator since 1994, he’s done 49 covers for the fabled magazine.

The 143-page book is filled with 67 beautifully reproduced, brightly colored paintings of dogs — including “The Dogs of My Life,” as Mr. Ulriksen titles one of the six paintings he did specifically for this book.

 

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pets/pet-tales/2015/04/11/Pet-Tales-An-illus...

Featured Books

Chile's Wilderness Jewel

Antonio Vizcaino

The Great Wetlands of Argentina

Juan Ramón Díaz Colodrero

Antonio Vizcaíno and Douglas Tompkins 

Antonio Vizcaíno

Antonio Vizcaino

with Douglas Tomkins and President Sebastian Pinera