Rosie, who is a member of the Kennel Club, entered the competition after seeing it advertised in the club magazine. The YKC Artist of the Year brief was to produce a design to promote crossbreed dogs; these are dogs from two different pedigree parents.
“I based the design on three dogs with a trophy above them. One of the dogs is my dog which is a crossbreed cockerpoo (a cross between Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle) called Milo,” said Rosie.
Work for the poster started off with pencil sketches which Rosie changed around a bit until she was happy with the layout. Rosie said: “The finished poster was a combination of pencil, pens and paint.” She sent off the poster at the end of 2018 and forgot all about it. In February 2019 there was a reply from the Kennel Club telling her of the third place win for her effort.
A member of the Kennel Club awarded the prize to Rosie during the Crufts show in early March when she received a rosette, art materials and £30. “It was very exciting and I was given an enlarged presentation version of my artwork,” said Rosie.
Congratulations to Rosie on her success and of course, well done Milo!