More Canine ArtistsPosted: December 20, 2009
Linda Budge, Cave Creek, Arizona, in her bio in Dogs In Review wrote: The creative spirit has always been my passion, even as a child. My mother gave me crayons, scissors and paper, and I was satisfied for hours. I didn’t do serious painting until after I was married. My husband John was in medical school and spent long hours studying. Although I was working full time as a legal secretary, I needed something to do in the evenings and on weekends. John gave me a wonderful gift, a small box filled with oil paints, brushes and several canvas boards. My first painting was an old man with a cat draped over one shoulder. I thought it looked pretty good when I finished, and took it to a nearby gallery. The owner of the gallery placed it on the floor and while he was giving me words of advice, a woman entered the gallery. She picked up my painting, and said, “I love this painting, but there’s no price.” The gallery owner grabbed me by the arm before I could say a word and directed me into the back room. “How much do you want?” he asked. Having no idea myself, he suggested $15, and so I sold my first painting.