Haute Dog: Spot
Haute Dog: Spot
Bill Kincaid uses bright colors and large canvases to create portraits of the most treasured pets for prominent display in the home, office, and other locations. Bill is inspired by psychedelia, the art, the music, and the experience in the late 1960's and also with surrealism and Pop Art, and became a fan of Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Salvador Dali, and other less-known but great genre artists. Bill's first professional art job was at 17 as a custom motorcycle artist. The shop was called "Buzz's Psycles". The atmosphere at Buzz's was perfect for creativity, "offbeat" to say the least and certainly a good environment for Bill's interest in psychedelic Pop. He painted custom motorcycles and precise restorations of classic British iron such as the Triumph Bonneville.After that, Bill worked for twelve years making costumes, and drawing and painting costume designs and various commercial graphics projects for Kincaid Entertainment Corporation. Projects included props for numerous TV commercials, promotions, and industrial films; board games, coloring books, and logos. Bill also created the puppets, scenery and props for local television shows D.B.'s Delight" and Gator Tales (both starring brother Doug), and remodeled sets for Six Flags St. Louis attractions. Bill attended art class at the Washington University School of Fine Arts during this period, although not an art major. After graduating from Washington University, William painted miscellaneous portraits of people, occasional copies of classic paintings, and abstracts in his spare time. He found he enjoyed painting animals when he painted a friend's wonderful little Boston Terrier in a colorful way. Bill now specializes in painting dogs, cats and other pets in his distinctive, color-splashed style.
He can work from your description of your pet and photographs, though it's always nice to visit with them in person.
All paintings are unique, original works, and unlike the art of some other painting Kincaids, are guaranteed to never be lithographs. Bill believes in the humane and ethical treatment of all animals. He lives in the St. Louis area with his wife, son and some great dogs. He can be reached at
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