The portrait of last year's Best in Show winner, Ch McVan's to
Russia with Love (Knopa) will be unveiled on Sunday 13th March at
Crufts 2016. Artist Paul Doyle will present the painting to the
Chairman of the Kennel Club Arts Foundation, Tom Mather.
This will be the third year that world renowned canine artist
Paul Doyle has been commissioned to paint a portrait of the Crufts
Best in Show winner. Speaking of his latest work, Paul from North
Lincolnshire said: "I wanted to recreate the moment of Knopa
winning Crufts and the electric atmosphere of the world's greatest
dog show. With Crufts celebrating its 125thanniversary this
year, it seemed apt to feature the Keddell Memorial Trophy, the
most iconic and coveted trophy in the canine world. The
painting is mixed media and the mediums used for the picture are
coloured pencil and acrylic paint."
The portrait will be presented on the Sunday evening of the show
in the main arena before going on display at the Kennel Club
offices alongside the rest of the Art Foundation's
collection. Paul will be displaying more of his work during
Crufts in Hall 2, at the Sally Mitchell Fine Arts stand.
If you would like a high resolution image of the artist and the
picture please email the Kennel Club Press Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
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