Canines With A Cause
Miriam Mas moved to Canada in 1988. With professional artists in both sides of her family for several generations, she always had an interest in the visual arts. However, it was not until she was an adult, and living in Canada, that she started to pursue her love for photography, oil painting and pencil drawing. Today, she is often tied up with training service dogs for people with disabilities. Recently a grandma, Miriam may have limited time to dedicate to her artwork, but nevertheless, she cannot deny the urge she feels from time to time to continue to paint, draw and take more photographs.
Miriam was the founder of Canines With A Cause, which has recently become the new Assistance Dogs Division of Canadian Guide Dogs For The Blind.
Miriam's pencil drawing "Bailey" is featured on page 58 of the 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book.
(and I'll tell you a secret...this was commissioned by me as a gift to my husband in memory of our first dog Bailey, who passed away in 2005. The drawing is based on a photograph taken by our daughter-in-law when Bailey was a puppy.)
"As someone once said, we are all born with unique talents. What good is it if we keep them only to ourselves. If my artwork can make a difference in raising funds to battle cancer, I feel privileged to be able to contribute in this small way." - Miriam