Thanks to all who participated in this fundraising event which raised $338 for the galgos! This one-of-a-kind original painting by Honora Stembridge is being sold to raise funds for the Galgo Rescue International Network, which assists sighthounds in need in Spain. 100% if the proceeds of this auction will benefit the galgos of Spain through GRIN's work. The auction will run on ebay through August 6, 2008. You can view the full ebay listing and place bids by visiting the link below. Please help the galgos by bidding generously!
British-born artist Honora Stembridge is famous for painting the Windsors, as well as other Royals, with their dogs. One of her paintings was featured as the cover of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor Society Journal, Spring 2003. Her folk-art style is immediately recognizable. Her paintings are collected worldwide, with many going directly to a London auction house. http://cgi.ebay.com/Exquisite-Honora-Stembridge-Painting-to-Benefit-Galgos_W0QQitemZ120288341415QQihZ002QQcategoryZ60437QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Honora, who now lives in CA, was inspired to paint this image of a greyhound with lively pink tulips after hearing the story of a rescued greyhound named "Teddy" who carefully pulled up every single tulip in his owners garden! As she painted it, she thought of how lucky Teddy was and how many more greyhounds are in need of rescue.
The painting measures 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches high. The custom frame is made of vintage burl wood and measures 11.5 inches wide by 14 inches high. In addition to her signature on the painting, Honora has signed and painted a crown on the the backing of the frame.
This is a rare opportunity to own an original by Honora!