Why Aren't We Swimming in Coffee?
Swimming In Coffee
Disgruntled with his work as a television cameraman in New York City Bri got his first big brake from a friend. How could you be unhappy with being a TV cameraman in NY city you ask? Well, let me ask you this: are you happy with the job you currently have? You went to school for it. Not quite getting the work you thought you would? Same goes for Bri. He was not getting the film work he was hoeing for. As for his friend? We could all use a friend or two like this. Bri started hanging small paintings in his friends upscale dog boutique, Doggy Style in NYC, Bri's work took off and his career changed. What lead him to paint dogs with coffee is a fun story he has posted on his Website.
". . . Fairmont used to stare longingly at the cappuccinos that I made every morning, so that's what the painting was about. I even used real espresso to tint the canvas. For months the picture had the beautiful smell of coffee drifting from it."Who hasn't had that special pet who inspired greatness . . . even if was just in catching Frisbees! I miss Nikita! My German Shepard. There are no paintings of her let alone coffee paintings . . . hmmm . . . maybe some day.
Fox and the Coffee Hound
Bri considers his images to be environmental portraits attempting to capture the spirit of the dogs.
"What are they passionate about? Are they ball crazy? A little thief? Or addicted to coffee."I found Bri's work to be fun and whimsical. Very much an enjoyable addition to the Coffee Talk blog. Thank you Bri!
For more information on Bri and his work you can find him on Animal Planet's "K9 Karma," The Bark Magazine and featured in Oregon Home: the Art of the Canine.
Contact Bri by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Links about bri and his work:
Dogs by Bri: http://www.dogsbybri.com
A Dog Painting A Day Blog:
Oregon Home: the Art of the Canine feature article: http://www.oregonhomemagazine.com/articles/portfolio/the-art-of-the-canine.html
Dusty Dog Studio (2339 Auburn Ave.) in Baker City, Ore.