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Quorn Hunt Puppy Show 2008 by Barry Thomas


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The annual show of new puppies that have just spent a year being ‘walked’ by hunt members to humanise them, being judged.




  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayabout 6 years ago

    Lovely treatment Barry, it’s like looking back in time! Is that Quorn in Leicstershire? I went to school there

  • Hi Tainia, yes the very same, though now the kennels are near Kirby Bellars, Melton Mowbray. Did you go to school in Loughborough? I had a shop there in the 70’s. Thanks for the nice comment.

    – Barry Thomas

  • nehbol
    nehbolabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot – excellent – well done

  • Thanks nehbol, but it wasn’t a shot, it is a painting done from many photos.

    – Barry Thomas

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayabout 6 years ago

    Hello Barry, I was at Limehurst Girls High, then Later Rawlins comm college. Where was your shop, what did you sell? I bet I have been in there, what a small world! Tai

  • I have a friend who is school sec. at Rawlins. I had a chemist’s shop in Ward’s End, ‘Upstairs & Downstairs’ with cosmetics upstairs.

    – Barry Thomas

  • Jane Best
    Jane Bestalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely painting and composition. I like the way you have skillfully painted the background and less important details so that they “recede” and therefore further enhance the the important subjects-ie dogs, handlers, audience. Maybe a subtitle could be “The Power of a Puppy Treat”.

  • A good second title! and thanks for the kind comments

    – Barry Thomas

  • danielcherriman
    danielcherrimanover 5 years ago

    Hi Barry, my name is Daniel cherriman, i am 1st whipper-in for the quorn hunt , and am showing the hounds in this painting you have, so beautifully done, because the huntsman had a broken leg. Were you present at the puppy show yourself? Is it possible to purchase a copy of this picture? I didn’t know it existed untill someone posted me a link to this site.

  • Hi Daniel. Yes I was there and took a load of photos on which the painting is based. I did two more of the puppy show (and you!). They are also on this site and my own site I live in Skeffington. You can of course purchase fom this site, but I would like to have a chat with you first.

    – Barry Thomas

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