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Kissing Dogs Print



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These are Service Dogs with Canine Companions for Independence, but they could be any Labrador Retrievers. This breed is so social and friendly. This young puppy is looking at a mature service dog and seeing what he will become one day. I have had both the yellow and black dogs. The experience of knowing and working with these dogs has inspired this series of paintings. Seeing my dogs interact and the unconditional love they have for their masters and each other influenced the creation of this painting. 10% of the proceeds from this purchase will go to Canine Companions for Independence.

Donald Ryker has been painting since his teens. He was inspired to begin painting when he discovered he could use a hard hat on his head to direct his brush. He has lived his life with cerebral palsy and was thrilled to find an outlet for his creativity and a way to communicate his love of life, and his message to people that anyone can accomplish things in life if they are creative and persistent; there is always a way to find the positive in life. Ryker's paintings reflect his joy in life, and his desire to connect. His artwork inspires others with his choice of color and ability to draw in his viewer.