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Local Artist Cate Hamilton

A chance meeting...

Many people would have known our beloved Pyder Mann was a PAT dog (Pets As Therapy) before his sudden death on 2nd June 2007.

His legacy was to charm a lady called Cate Hamilton, whom we met at a PAT dog event.

Our second encounter was at a very soggy event, the Foire de Jersey. There, Cate was charmed once again by Pyder and more of our greyhounds. So much so that she took photos of them.

We became friends and soon discovered that Cate was immensely talented and versatile - an accomplished artist in many forms.

Cate emailed us a picture of ' a quick doodle' she'd made of a photo of Pyder and this was the pencilled sketch you can see below. We are so grateful to have this as days after completion Pyder Mann died. As a memorial Cate gave us this wonderful picture. We treasure this portrait and it is on display at all our events as an example of her exceptional work.

Cate wants to use her talent to help the plight of greyhounds and has decided that she would very much like to donate 10% of her dog portrait commissions to Greyhound Rescue to help our cause.

Cate's art work speaks for itself.

On a recent visit to our sanctuary Cate came armed with camera. It was an extra special day as the famous Mr Padz came visiting too. Since his back problems Mr P had been confined to barracks, so of course he was extremely excitable. Once again Cate worked her magic and took a photo of a very happy Mr Padz and the resulting sketch is truly amazing!

Please visit Cate's website where you can view more fine examples of her work:

www.catehamilton.co.uk

If you would like to discuss the possibility of commissioning Cate to do a portrait of your 'best friend' then feel free to contact her for advice and a free quotation - no obligation, based on your own specific requirements.

cate_hamilton1@yahoo.com

Cate is a huge fan of horses and is known at our local Horse Racing Club for her fine equestrian portraits. Cate donates a percentage of her commission to Greatwood who care for retired race horses. Please visit Greatwood's website to find out more about their work:

www.racehorsesgreatwood.org

The plight of both the greyhound and horse racing industries share many similarities. We would like to share one poignant quote in particular from Greatwood's site as it is something we hope applies to retired race horses and greyhounds alike:

'THE FINISHING LINE IS ONLY THE BEGINNING'

G&M Hickmott 2007