Thursday, February 14, 2019

South Florida "Dog Artist" Skip Hartzell Creates Work Inspired By Man's Best Friend

South Florida artist Skip Hartzell‘s passion and love of dogs in unlimited configurations are joined in his paintings, works on paper and four-legged sculptures. His inspiration comes in the form of a morning walk, accompanied by a furry friend. The artwork he creates of man’s best friend are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision.

'Swimmer #2', Flashe on Canvas, 72 x 72 Inches

Hartzell creates directly from his emotions and instincts, his work is inspired by dogs of all shapes, sizes and varieties. The artist creates large paintings and works on paper that capture the essence of “dog”. He is best known for his unique sculptures recognized immediately by their distinct form and style that only Hartzell can produce. 

'Partners', Resin and Graphite, 25 x 37 x 21 Inches

But don’t be fooled by the cuteness of his work — just like real dogs, Skip’s dogs draw you in. All of the work is rich with intricacies of color and technique. His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life.

'Dog on Red Dirt' (2017), Flashe and Pastel on Canvas, 64 x 64 Inches

Hartzell is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and donates proceeds from the sale of his artworks to animal-rescue, no kill shelters. For sales, commissions, general inquiries, or future show information, email and visit

‘Pink Flower’, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 48 Inches

Collectors, art aficionados and dog lovers alike can experience Skip Hartzell’s Dogs at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. The Satellite pop-up exhibition is presented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the exhibit is called Reimagine, located at the WPB Collective at CityPlace and runs through the Spring 2019.

The space includes a visitor information center, an art and design lecture series and special events and programming from local cultural organizations. Located at 701 S. Rosemary Avenue, Suite 116, West Palm Beach, Florida (just off the main plaza). 

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