We’re all just horrified and saddened by what’s happened in Houston and Southeast Texas this week – a historical deluge of rain and water, tornados and devastating flooding that has displaced thousands and thousands of people and pets.
But just when you think it can’t get any worse, our fellow humans come through with flying colors – rescuing trapped residents by boats (so many boats!); donating money, supplies, food and clothing; and extending a helping hand in so many wonderful, courageous and inspiring ways.
We’re all animal lovers here at Huff Harrington and our hearts are just broken not only for the people who have had their lives literally turned upside down, but for the animals too. All those defenseless and helpless dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, horses and cattle make us want to cry.
We got an inspirational shot in the arm yesterday when one of our favorite artists, Carylon Killebrew, sent us an email – and a challenge: “If you can sell this painting, I’ll donate 100% of the purchase price to the Houston Humane Society,” she told us.
That was an offer we couldn’t refuse, so here we are with: “Hounds for Houston,” a 46 x 36 mixed media painting on paper. It’s priced at $1,950 and that’s exactly what the Houston Humane Society will get when this gorgeous piece gets snapped up for this good cause. If you’re interested, you can either buy it online or give us a call at 404.257.0511 to chat about it.
The painting is already attached to a metal bar with nuts and bolts for a very urban, cool and industrial vibe.
If you don’t know Carylon’s work, she’s a talented and exuberant artist who captures figures, landscapes, waterscapes, boats and animals in the most joyful and creative way. She has legions of fans here at Huff Harrington Fine Art and we are so proud to represent her work.
We thank Carylon from the bottom of our hearts for her generosity and we hope this painting finds a happy home – just like all those sweet animals who will be reunited with their families by caring agencies like the Houston Humane Society and others.
Hang in there, Texas. You’re tough. And we’re all behind you.