The Modern Art Dog Project

My name is Fiona Thomson and I am a recent graduate of the 
Masters of Fine Art Degree programme (MFA) at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen.  
Gray's is part of the Robert Gordon University and one of the four 'Scottish Schools' of Art.  

Modern Art Dog is the title of the Project and exhibition of drawings and paintings I produced
 for the Masters Degree in 2010.

My full thesis title is 'What is it to paint a dog? Dog Art and the contextual position of the Dog Image'

My study was based on the 'Dog Image' in its contemporary context and followed a journey of discovery through my photography, drawings and paintings of my own favourite breed - the Italian Greyhound.  My study involved close observation and then contemporization of the image of this very elegant and beautiful creature.