An art student from Cornwall College Camborne has secured her first commission after meeting her client during an organised dog walk around Pendennis Castle.
Tracie Craze, from Falmouth, has just completed her University Level access course, also organises Newfoundland dog walks and for her last project she decided to combine her two passions to create some life-size plaster sculptures of her own Newfoundland dogs.
Tracie said: “This is my first commission and I’m so excited about it. I started on an arts access course last September and it’s been one of the best things I’ve ever done. For my final project I thought it would be a great idea to create some beautiful 3D sculptures of things I really love and I ended up producing two full size pieces of my Newfoundland dog Romeo, which have recently been on display at the end of year art exhibition at Cornwall College Camborne.”
It was during the last organised walk that client Mr Michael Coupe from London saw pictures of the works of art and immediately wanted one of his own late Newfoundland dog called Rufus.
Michael added: “I was so impressed by the sheer detail and scale of the sculptors that I just knew I had to have one for myself. Tracie obviously loves Newfoundland dogs and this came through in her artwork. Having recently lost one of my own much loved dogs, I knew that her skills could help capture my dog’s character and I can’t wait to see it.”