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October 2011

Dog & Horse Fine Art in Charleston, SC, Features Works by European Artists

Dog & Horse Fine Art in Charleston, SC, is pleased to celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a new exhibition entitled, The Europeans are Coming!, featuring works by Ian Mason, Alain Foussier, David McEwen, and Hazel Morgan, on view from Oct. 7 through Nov. 5, 2011. A reception will be held on Oct. 7, from 5-9pm.

The show celebrates our European heritage with artists from England, Scotland, and France. England’s Ian Mason paints with a technique of thin washes and bold lines that at first appear loose and uncontrolled, but are actually careful and deliberate. The result rewards the viewer with a depth of sensitivity rarely seen in contemporary art.

Also featured in the exhibit are works by photographer Alain Foussier. Originally from France, currently living in the Netherlands, Foussier strives to capture the mood and spirit of the animal in front of his lens. He has three photographs hanging in the AKC Museum of the Dog in St. Louis.

David McEwen, a Scotsman, who now resides in the South of France, lives up to the Scottish tradition of great storytelling through his narrative paintings. His work has won numerous prestigious awards and International Artist named him a “Master Painter of the World.”

Finally, England’s classically trained artist Hazel Morgan’s client list includes several royal households across Europe and breeders in the Middle East and the US. Working from the inside out, she captures the unique soul of every subject. The intimacy she brings to her work conjures loving memories and creates legacies.

Owner Jaynie Spector comments, “We are so pleased that Americans take this genre of art seriously, as the English have for centuries. Even with the highs and lows of our economy, our staying power can be attributed to the sophistication of the American public. Our stable has grown and continues to represent the best quality artists currently working with animals.” This past decade started with tragic events (September 11) occurring only one month before the gallery’s first exhibition held just outside lower Manhattan in horse country. More recently, the economic crisis that began in 2008 has required all businesses to think more creatively. Despite the hardships from which many have suffered, the gallery has survived and thrived.

Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture, established in 2001 by Jaynie Milligan Spector, is a source for dog and horse paintings and sculptures by top quality nationally and internationally known artists in the United States and Europe who create 21st century works of art, as well as portraits of animals and their human counterparts.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843-577-5500 or visit (

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