National Pet Week
May 5th through the 11th celebrates National Pet Week in the US. Aimed at promoting the positive relationship between humans and animals, advocating for responsible pet ownership and bringing awareness to the field of veterinary medicine. Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we recognize the bond you have with your cats, dogs and other animals, and are proud to offer a variety of home decor that helps you express your love for them in your home.
In particular, the wall art at Sturbridge presents a nice opportunity to showcase your favorite pet for all to see, in any room of the home. A new example is our SYW Website Exclusive framed print, titled Dad’s Chair. Pictured here to the left is a laminate finished print by artist Linda Daniels; more on this artist below. A golden retriever relaxes in what is designated as “dad’s chair,” after a long day outside. Dad is out of the house now, but this loyal companion waits in his favorite spot for his return. The realism of the subject matter, is something all dog owners can relate to. Rich color is given to the fluffy pet, and crisp clean lines are achieved on the plaid fleece blanket and rusty red boots shown in the image. Set in a distressed, light walnut frame, the piece is made in the USA. This beautiful framed print would make an ideal gift for any dog loving home.
About the Artist: Linda Daniels
Linda Daniels is one of many self taught artists these days, who has been inspired by art from an early age. After leaving a career in advertising over 20 years ago, she began on a new adventure in northeastern Oklahoma that would change her life forever. Living with her husband, three dogs and two cats in a small rustic cabin, her appreciation for the natural world grew. Linda had long been intrigued by the lives and personalities of animals, and being exposed to nature and the outdoors furthered her understandings of wildlife.
Experimenting with a variety of art mediums over the years, including pastels and watercolors, Linda eventually found her comfort with oils. She has gained international acceptance for her work, been invited to numerous wildlife shows, and has even painted for the National Humane Society’s annual Christmas card the last two years.