Exhibit of Original Art Work in the Animal Health Library
Please plan to stop by the Animal Health Library (AHL) to view some of the
original paintings by Gudrun Gunther, WSU DVM Class of 2009. One of her works
was previously featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Veterinary
Medical Association (Sept 15, 2006).
The “Meet the Artist” open house has been scheduled for Friday, April 10 from
4:30 to 6:00pm in the Animal Health Library in Wegner Hall.
yet another of our amazingly multi-talented students!
About the artist: Gudrun Gunther
Gudrun is currently a 4th year Washington State University veterinary student
who will graduate in May, 2009. She was raised in Libby, Montana.
Gudrun studied art and neuroscience at Brown University in Providence, Rhode
Island. This is where she began painting animal portraits. She loves
portraying the inner soul of beloved pets in her favorite medium, oil paint.
Prior to veterinary school, Gudrun was a Peace Corps volunteer and served in
Tanzania. In addition to her time in East Africa, Gudrun has traveled
extensively around the world, including Pakistan, Cambodia, Thailand, and
Following graduation, Gudrun hopes to work in a mixed practice in the Pacific
Northwest and to focus on dogs, cats, and horses. She also plans to continue
Click on a picture for a larger view
is the best German Shepherd ever. She is intensely loyal and believes in
taking at least one long walk a day.”
was a barn cat we had for a long time. He had a very intense stare. When
I paint, I always begin with the eyes because they are so expressive and
really make the animal who it is.”
“This was my mom’s first dressage horse. She is gentle and still lives
“Silly Newfoundland puppy with his devoted bear. He carried that bear
around for a year.”
“My mom’s dressage horse, Archimedes, is 10 yrs old and a very sweet
”I love working on paintings that will be special to my friends and
family. It was a joy working on Kelsey because I know he is very
means ‘pretty girl’. She is an ex-barn cat who now lives inside our
home.” This painting was featured on the cover of the Journal of the
American Veterinary Medicine Association (JAVMA) on September 15, 2006.