Three black brushstrokes representing ground and rapid dashes of black, drizzled and brushed form the profile of a dog, his leash flying upwards in this work on paper. Off leash parks in Toronto where dogs run free, are places of joy for pets and their owners. The essence of this abandon is depicted with humorous affection by Fernie, a masterful story-teller.
Lynne Fernie is a Toronto artist, OCAD honours graduate and award-winning documentary filmmaker. She has been the recipient of arts and film grants from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council, and has been a jury member of Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council juries. Her visual art is included in numerous private collections. In addition to her visual arts career, Lynne is also a songwriter. She worked with the Parachute Club and wrote the lyrics for their Canadian classic, “Rise Up”.