Ivan Clarke

last updated 3/17/2018

Ivan Clarke

Founder at Lonely Dog GP LTD

1115 Broadway Suite 1116, New York City, New York, United States

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Dog Art | Art Beginnings - Lonely Dog

Beginnings: It all began when Ivan Clarke took his family on holiday.
"That dog is lonely," Ivan said. Upon their return, Ivan sketched, and then painted a picture unlike any he had ever done before. Instead of a gorgeous realistic landscape, brimming with light, Ivan painted a lively, whimsical image of a dog, standing fully clothed, looking longingly after a departing ship and lit by an over-bright moon. He called the painting "Bon Voyage." From this point on, a legacy was born. When asked multiple times, Ivan began telling the story of "Lonely Dog" - or "LD", as he was later nicknamed, and the world in which he lived.

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The Artist: Ivan Clarke- Lonely Dog

Ivan Clarke is a well-known artist living on the doorstep of UNESCO world heritage areas in the beautiful southern-lakes region of New Zealand.
Ivan started imitating his father at the easel on rainy days when he was just a boy. When he was 11 he started selling his art without most being aware a child had painted them. His pastime became an enterprise as he grew up and learned the family trade of sign painting, illustration and commercial art. Ivan created Lonely Dog after leaving his dog behind to go on holiday.

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Licensing Exhibitor Insights: 5 Minutes with Lonely Dog

dog artist, Ivan Clarke
Licensing Exhibitor Insights: 5 Minutes with Lonely Dog dog artist, Ivan Clarke This post was originally published on Licensing HQ. Second-generation artist Ivan Clarke grew up inspired to paint images from his homeland, the beautiful southern lakes region of New Zealand. But today, his Lonely Dog Legacy Collection of artwork, featuring prints, drawings, sculptures and collectors' books, have captured a global audience. The idea for Clarke's Lonely Dog was born after leaving his own pooch behind while on a family vacation. Turning that world of emotion into art, he invites viewers on a journey through the whimsical world of Port Alveridge, a place where cats and dogs live side-by-side. Today, viewers and collectors from more than 40 countries, more than a million people, have visited his Queenstown Art Gallery. Now, ready to take his business to the next level and find some licensing partners, Clarke is taking his world to exhibit at the 2016 Licensing Expo. Licensing Expo spoke with Clarke to learn more about his uniquely designed booth and what he's looking for in a licensing partner.

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