The widely collected Karen Killian taps into the lighter side of canine paintings with her latest series, "It’s Cocktail Hour!" a celebration of libations and the canine spirit, featured with Golden Retrievers, the subject for which she is most famous. One of Killian’s gifts is her ability to capture the enduring bond between dogs and people. Another is her sense of humor, and these definitely have a twist. The clever titles of the paintings will make you smile! Just like the Goldens are! For the last 30 years, Karen Killian’s paintings have been coveted by collectors. Largely self-taught, demand for her work soared when the Orvis Company discovered her and made her their artist-in-residence for a decade. Her portraits of pets with children are especially popular, as they capture what is so cherished and so fleeting. Cheers! We’ll toast to that!