Dog Collage Portraits By Samuel Price

A while back I bored regaled you with my attempted torn paper collage portrait of my little dog Cammie…

dog collage portrait  While I was doing a little research on collage portraits back then I discovered Samuel Price via his website – samuelpriceart.com

Sam and his wife live in San Francisco with two cats and a dog.
On his website he explains his creative process:
“I have always believed in the use of accessible materials as part of the natural process of creating art. Early in my career I began cutting up magazines and newspapers lying around in my studio and gluing them to a canvas as a means of necessity. It was revealed to me only later, how much art history preceded this natural progression of using everyday items as a valuable means of expression. I believe that if you love to make art, nothing should get in your way. As a self taught artist, I have had to work hard to keep my career as an artist within reach.

My technique is called collage or photo-montage, and requires many hours of assembling, cutting and pasting hundreds of tiny paper pieces onto canvas to create a finished work of art.

The starting point of my collage portraits begins with a photograph. When I begin, I draw out a grid, like a blueprint drawing. I study the image focusing on the details and subtle nuances of the mouth and eyes that make every work of art unique. I try to capture the vitality of my subject in each picture I create. I find shades of all different colors and textures within the pages of the magazines themselves and cut them out to create each portrait. “

 I had fun creating my little collage and an idea was implanted that resulted in my commissioning him to create a collage of number 1 and number 2 sons’ dogs for a Christmas surprise.

I was not disappointed!

It has been a pleasure getting to know Sam through this endeavor and he agreed to send me some photos documenting his creative process.

Number 1 has a black labrador retriever who is so black he is blue!…

black labrador retriever

Sam works from photographs and begins his creative process with a grid on his canvas…

Collage of Rebel

He said that the portrait of Maggie was inspired and quickly came to life…

Collage of Maggie

I think it looks just like her…

Maggie

beautiful…

Samuel Price dog collage

Pop over to BayWoof magazine and take a minute to vote for Sam for a “Beast of the Bay” award

Just click on the vote tab at top right and scroll through to item 44, enter Samuel Price in the artist category and then click through until the done tab appears.  It only takes a minute!

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Comments

  1. So amazing! Sam’s work is obviously a labor of love mixed with an exceptional eye for detail and artistic talent.

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      Yes you are right and I have loved getting to know him. Will be getting him to do a portrait of my little Cammie this year!