A Tribute to Pets Takes Center Stage with a New Show Collection Debuting at Artexpo New York, 2017

VERUSCHKA- The “Mood” Collection features Barbara’s own pet and celebrated borzoi model, Veruschka.

I am inspired by the natural grace inherent in our animal companions and seek to portray the special and elegant bond between human and animal. Drawing attention to this connection has allowed me to be part of a larger mission to improve animal welfare.

Award-Winning American Female Fashion Illustrator, Barbara Tyler Ahlfield is returning to New York Artexpo, 2017 with her Gallery Exhibition, “Mood”. This is Barbara’s fourth show at Artexpo and marks the debut of her Gallery’s exhibition which is dedicated to the portraiture of people and their pets.

Since being awarded one of Art Business New’s Top Emerging International Artists of 2014 following her last exhibitions at Artexpo New York in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Barbara’s work has traveled internationally. Her work was shown at Art Hamptons New York, 2015 & 2016, Art San Diego 2016 and has shown in Art Blend Gallery in Miami, Musings Fine Art Gallery in San Francisco and Rosenteils Gallery in London which features Barbara’s work as fine art fashion prints in 100 countries.

Barbara’s recent collections have focused on large oil paintings of fashionable people with their fashionable pets which have been featured in Hampton’s Pet Magazine, Bark & Swaggar Radio Show, Art Blend Magazine and have taken a philanthropic showing at many animal rights fundraisers in order to drive donations for improving the welfare of animals. Barbara is a board member of Pet Philanthropy Circle, (a national organization with the mission to help protect the welfare and save the lives of animals). Additionally, she has made donations of her work at The Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan, Pet Hero Awards 2015 and 2016 in New York, the 2015 Search Dog Foundation in Washington, DC, and the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Borzoi Club of America. Barbara says, “I am inspired by the natural grace inherent in our animal companions and seek to portray the special and elegant bond between human and animal. Drawing attention to this connection has allowed me to be part of a larger mission to improve the welfare and save the lives of our animal companions.”

Her newest collection, “Mood” will debut at Artexpo New York, 2017 in the Contemporary Gallery section. This collection incorporates 12 large oil paintings which include pet philanthropists, breeders and enthusiasts. The collection captures a spectrum of moods of fashionable people with their fashionable pets. “Mood” is expressed through the relationships that people have with their pets and the evocative moods that come from those special connections. Barbara says, “There is an undeniable nexus between people and their pets and how the two tend to…

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