DOGS!!! Our canine companions have inspired love and friendship from humankind since the earliest times. Artists as far back as Stubbs have drawn inspiration from their varied forms. Natalie Matthews has found a way of converting this deeply embedded sense of companionship into paint to create a series of portraits that are totally endearing. Her direct, confident approach, painting mostly without background or on a pared down, neutral ground, endows them with an expressive fluidity that is somehow extremely fashionable and contemporaneous.