Thursday, January 7, 2010


By David Munford. Oil on stretched canvas, 12x12. To be donated 
to the Sullivan County Animal Shelter, Rock Hill, NY

I met David Munford, a wonderful painter and all-around cool guy, at the opening of my most recent show at the Wallkill River School Gallery. In the crush of people, and all the push and pull of conversation, we got to talking, and David became interested in the Art for Shelter Animals Project.

This is the first of a series of paintings he's making of animals at the Sullivan County shelter in Rock Hill, NY.  This shelter has had its problems in the past; we covered them extensively when I was at the Times Herald-Record. But its staffers have persisted, it is much needed, and it seems to have made a full recovery.

Dakota, a border collie who loves kids, has already been adopted! 

David grew up in the West, and then studied art in Boston in the 1980s. He lives in the Catskills now, and is represented by the Wallkill River School Gallery. Check out his website, and look back soon for more of his work!