Justine Osborne BA graduated from Central St Martins, London in 1998. Working in oils, her bold poses, simple backgrounds and painterly marks make her a popular painter of contemporary dog portraits. She successfully conveys the spirit and depth of expression that is unique to each dog, creating eye-catching, clean, contemporary images.
Justine has painted many subjects over the years, but it is the exuberance and lust for life which dogs have, that inspires her to paint them over and over again.
"I enjoy the colours of dogs, their shape, their intensity of expression.Cross-breed or pure bred, every dog has its own challenges. Working with the owners allows for an insight into each dog's personality and the great effect they have on our lives. An irreplaceable bond occurs between owner and dog, and I always feel privileged to create images that represent such special relationships."
Justine takes her influences from many different artists, her favourites including: Stubbs, Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Jenny Saville. Justine has also created a range of ceramics which are available to view here.