Corinne Humphrey’s bold, whimsical paintings have many layers. At first glance, paintings in the Tao of Rudy series appear as simple, child-like images of her rescued dog and muse, Rudy. Upon closer inspection, one discovers deeper meaning with titles like “Listen to the Beat of Your Own Drum,” “Find a Balance,” “Wake Up to Love,” “Take the Leap,” and other universal themes that invite viewers to take a longer look and contemplate emotion, fears, success and joy.
All the pieces in the Tao of Rudy series are inspired by real former shelter dog, Rudy. After much early abuse, Rudy was rescued but spent years in and out of various shelters and foster homes before he found Corinne at Utah Friends of Animals’ “Furburbia” adoption center (renamed as Nuzzles & Co.) Corinne and Rudy donate a portion of all sales of paintings, prints, journals and books back to Canines with a Cause and other animal rescue organizations so that other dogs can find good homes too.