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Do Not Disturb By Jill Silver

Jill Silver became involved with foxhounds when she moved to Tryon, N.C. in the mid-1990s. “I came here on a mission—to live in a place I loved and be a professional artist,” she said.

When she first moved to Tryon, she met huntsman Chip Anderson, who gave her her first commission and also a part-time job as Tryon Hounds kennelman.

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Do Not Disturb By Jill Silver

Jill Silver became involved with foxhounds when she moved to Tryon, N.C. in the mid-1990s. “I came here on a mission—to live in a place I loved and be a professional artist,” she said.

When she first moved to Tryon, she met huntsman Chip Anderson, who gave her her first commission and also a part-time job as Tryon Hounds kennelman.

“I thought how wonderful it would be to work with a pack of hounds,” she said. “I’ve loved every minute of it since.”

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Silver enjoys her foxhounds so much that they dominate her work. She’s also become involved with The Foxhound Retirement And Relocation Organization. “I have two foxhounds of my own at home and have become an outspoken advocate for taking home a foxhound after retirement,” she said. “People just have a hard time believing they would make a good house dog, but they do.”

Her painting, Do Not Disturb, is a 16″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas.

“Fox River Valley Diver was one of Tryon’s stud hounds responsible for many wonderful hunting hounds and a great hunting dog himself,” said Silver. “He passed away [in 2004] and is sorely missed. The original was purchased by Heidi Mendez at a gallery. She then donated it back to the hunt to be hung in the clubhouse so all the members could enjoy it and remember Diver.”

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