Artist: Tiffany C Brawn
“Years ago now, my parents adopted a puppy (a shepard – boxer cross) and named her Tess. She quickly became a member of our family, as well as my dad’s favorite hiking companion. The Christmas after she was adopted, I decided to paint her portrait, in watercolor, as a gift for my dad. When he opened it on Christmas morning, a tear came to his eye. I had never seen him have such an emotional resoponse to a gift before, and so a tear came to my own eye. Tess was a member of our family for nearly 15 years and went on many adventures with my dad. She kept my grandmother company, everyday, for over a decade. Tess crossed over to doggie heaven a few years ago now, but we will always think fondly of our time spent with her”. – Tiffany C Brawn.