Sir Walter Scott famously wrote in his 1825 novel ' the Talisman' of the Scottish Deerhound as ' a most perfect creature of heaven'
Oh my dear dear Scottish Deerhounds.
This page is dedicated to Dr. Peter Baltzer. Bless his soul.
15 years of my life had the blessing of time spent with a true angel of a human being and his magnificent creatures ...via a watercolour painting. A meeting with an admirer of the my work, who then became patron, became a friendship. Over these years Peter became a dear friend. By profession he was a dentist. In his quiet life he was a wise and witty man, an avid reader very well read on the subject of Scottish History, and in particular the Scottish Deerhound. Peter was an owner/ breeder of Champion Scottish Deerhounds.
In the midst I ended up helping birth and raise to 6 weeks the litter that Shaquille, a future champion, was from. You will find two drawings of him here . He was well tempered and well mannered. He was a beautiful soul. I was truly bless with the privilege of taking care of Peter's adult pack, and raising a litter of these beautiful little creatures for/with him, with all of whom i recall at 2 weeks had razor sharp teeth!
Peter had commissioned me on occasion, even for a few Christmas cards. And dear reader, commissions are always welcome.
Over the course of those years, I had archived for myself a collection of photographs of pups and adults that I unfortunately lost in a hard drive terminal death. Thankfully, the images presented here represent most of what I have saved from the resource of my family's hard drives. This aside, I have more images to format and present that will emerge in the coming months.. .
I hope that you enjoy this collection.