Thomas Luke, Dainty Feet, 2020
This art work was selected by art historian David Cohen, publisher and editor of Artcritical.com for inclusion in the juried exhibition Pets of the Pandemic back in 2012.
Dainty Feet, 2020
Light pencil, watercolors, and dark pencil.
Hand signed, titled and dated on the back
31.5 inches ( Vertical) by 21.5 inches
29.5 inches ( Vertical) by 16 inches
Thomas studied Visual Art with a concentration in Sculpture at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He then went on to get a Master of Arts and Fine Arts education at Kean University. He has taught fine art in both elementary and high school.
In his application, Thomas wrote, "Alfred is a sable colored chihuahua. When he doesn't get his way he cries legitimate tears. That generally means that he gets spoiled, though, because who could resist that? He has been right by our side throughout the pandemic as we work from home. We are both teachers, and his love and cuddles have kept our spirits up when things have gotten rough."
And who can resist this loving portrait – one that should bring joy to any Chihuahua lover.
Shown here is a photograph of Thomas, his fiancee Ashley, with their dogs Alfred Wayne (the subject of the present work), and Ivy Quinn - both named for Batman characters.