Artist: Mike Pringle
Swindon-based artist and historian Mike Pringle he has been a professional designer and artist for many years. He has designed and illustrated all sorts of work, including material for Thomas the Tank Engine and more recently a number of memorials around the parks of Swindon. Mike is heavily involved with the volunteer-run Richard Jefferies Museum in Swindon, which celebrates the local Victorian writer, whose words and passion for nature, and our relationship to it, are more important today than ever. Mike used this as his inspiration for his Swindog design, which reflects the local nature, both wild and agricultural, plus the industrial world that sits in the midst of it all.
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After the trail finishes the Swindogs will be auctioned to raise vital funds for Julia’s House, your local children’s hospice charity. If you have sponsored a uniquely designed and decorated big balloon dog sculpture this will be your chance to adopt your Swindog. Then it can go to its forever home where it can be enjoyed for many years to come!Find out more