Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do custom wire pieces?

Yes. I can recreate something similar to one you’ve seen in the online shop or on the socials, or I can do a Hangdog interpretation of your own pooch(es).

The Hangdog style is slightly wonky and whimsical, and not necessarily to scale. I can make a gesture towards breed, size and character. It won’t be an absolute likeness.

Before we begin, I need to know your preferred size.

Small: 22cm x 27cm x 4cm deep ($225 plus $15 shipping)

Square: 32cm x 32cm x 4cm deep ($285 plus $15 shipping)

Large: 32cm x 42cm x 6cm deep ($340 plus $15 shipping)

Send a couple of photos and your size preference to meg@iinet.net.au, and I’ll let you know how I’m placed.

Multiple dogs in one piece are okay, within reason.

Do you have a (insert dog breed of choice)?

You can probably answer that better than I can. Breeds are in the eye of the beholder, in my experience. One man’s pug is another man’s Frenchie is another woman’s Great Dane. Hangdog is more about character than breed. Few well-mannered pooches with perfect pedigrees turn up here. Show me a mutt who needs therapy or just woke up or can’t believe its luck or desperately wants a burger or is really very sorry indeed; that dog is probably here. The dog that just tripped over its ears and is acting for all the world like nobody saw? That one, too.

The ones that are painted: is that watercolour? Acrylic? What?

It’s digital. I paint on an iPad Pro, using an Apple pencil and a painting program called Procreate. No paint, no canvas, no mess – but no ‘original’ artwork, either. The digital files are turned into giclée prints. That’s just a hard-to-pronounce way of saying high quality prints on gorgeous paper. They’re also known as fine art prints, or archival pigment prints. I have them printed by a professional on Canson etching edition rag, which has a nice warmth and texture.

Will the prints stand the test of time?

Yes indeed. These pooches have never seen the inside of a garden variety printer. Or even a really good office printer. This is next level printing, with super high resolution and archival quality ink and paper. The artworks will last much longer than your average fur child (guaranteed at least 75 years and probably more like a century) and they won’t ever pee on the carpet or chew your shoes.

Will you paint my dog?

This has got to be the most frequent of the frequently asked questions. Sadly I can no longer do painting commissions, owing to time constraints. Keep an eye on the Facebook and Instagram feeds for dogs that might just speak to you. I’m willing to trawl my substantial back catalogue for possible matches if you send pics. Contact meg@hangdogart.com.au with requests.

Custom wire pieces I can do. See above.

Will you paint my cat?

No. Nope.

I bought a piece from your online shop. When can I expect it?

Good on you, thanks so much for your support. If it’s wire and it’s not already in stock, I make it to order. Prints are  done off site by a professional. Both these things may take up to five days. Then there’s the whole post thing, which can take a few days, too, depending on your geographical distance from Fremantle. Give it at least a fortnight before you start to fret. Do let me know at the time of ordering if you’re in a hurry for it.

Where can I buy your t-shirts?

Tees are printed to order, and this happens in a different place from the Hangdog online shop. Here it is.

Can you design tees and other merch for my business? You know, nice stuff that people might actually want to wear or use?

I love a good collaboration. Do get in touch with your requirements and we can sort you out with something cool.