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About this painting:

June Cawood contacted me to do a head study of her beloved Lab, Pilgrim, a triple Master Hunter. She sent me a number of photos. There was one of June and her husband Stephen with Pilgrim. When I saw it I said, "THAT'S the portrait". Look at the close-up detail (click the magnifying glass) to see why.

June and Stephen were high-school sweethearts, they have been married for many years. They own a kennel and breed hunting Labs. June trained Pilgrim herself to the high honor of triple Master Hunter. June and Stephen are "just regular country people". What I saw in this portrait was who they really are and what they mean to eachother....and what Pilgrim meant to both of them.

June and Stephen with "Pilgrim"
UH HRCH MHR Maranatha Pilgrim of Kerales CD MH WCX
(1997 - 2010)

Collection of June and Stephen Cawood
Buxton, Maine

Client comments:

"Just unwrapped the Painting...and was "more" then Happy with is beautiful. ...I loved the colors and the brightness of the Painting...and the accuracy of all the features of us..."and Pilgrim" :)
Our anniversary is Dec 3rd...and I'm going to give it to my Husband then...instead of Christmas...I cannot begin to tell you how happy I believe he will be!!

Thank you for all your gifted talent to make this happen."

Take care June


Dec 3, 2011

"Hi Kevin...
Your portrait brought tears to Stephen's eyes...again thank you very much for the hard work you put into it.

I'm hoping to have you do another of a couple of our dogs..."
--- June

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