I have to admit that, even though I am best known for my paintings of Black Labs, my heart lies with Border Collies. Sue and I acquired a pair of Collies shortly after we were married, over thirty years ago and they have ruled my heart ever since.

This handsome fella is Zak and his owners, Chris and Mike, are from Leeds. They commissioned me to paint his portrait in 2012. At the time, I had been looking for a good black and white Border for a while as I needed a model for some published works I was planning. Their timing was perfect. Zak was just what I was looking for.

So far, I have only used him for one image - other than his portrait of course - a contemporary piece for Artko as part of my ‘Contrasts’ series. See below.

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See also

Finn & Zak