James Ruby

With 1 simple portrait of my beloved Smooch, I unintentionally began exploring the connection we share with our dogs. Discovering how others connected with that painting has been the catalyst to my journey of capturing the relationship we have with human’s best friend. With hundreds of completed portraits for clients throughout the world, I continue that exploration, always mindful of the twelve-and-a-half year bond Smooch and I shared.
My canvases are a combination of loose energy, meticulous brush strokes and traditional layering techniques, with the objective of achieving richness and depth in my oil paintings. The influence of Pop Art and contemporary realism is prevalent in my work, as I aim to create portraits more intimately connecting and emotionally touching than a traditional painting of a canine.