A new print available for a great cause!

8″x11″ fine art prints of “Knox” with 100% of sales donated to cover the medical costs for Knox’s rare condition!


In 2011 Knox was rescued from a gas station in Wenatchee, Washington state, where he had been hanging around with a broken left front leg. No one knows how or why he ended up in Wenatchee but efforts to find his owners proved futile. At the shelter he was given the nickname “Moose”, and when you meet him you will know why, he is huge! Adopted and brought to Vancouver he began the slow and steady road to physical and emotional recovery from his “hard knox life”.

knoxHe lived how any dog would dream: daily walks in the park, bones for chewing, hikes in the mountains and even his own twin size mattress for sleeping, that is up until 3 and a half months ago, when he developed a painful limp in his right front leg (his “good leg”). Dozens of visits to the animal hospital and meetings with specialists produced a surprising diagnosis: Knox was suffering from villonodular synovitis; a rare and painful joint condition usually only found in horses (there have been 7 documented cases in dogs since the 1970’s).

We’re happy to say that Knox is slowly on the road to recovery. Though the muscles in his leg had become completely atrophied, regular swimming and medical treatments have begun to show great progress and he is gradually regaining his strength. Thankfully this condition is treatable, however diagnosis was costly, including X-ray, CT scan, surgical biopsy and analysis cultures; leaving his owners in need of some help.

This portrait of Knox hanging ten was one of my first paintings and I am excited to offer these matted prints for a limited time with 100% of sales going help cover his medical costs.

Prints are currently available to be shipped or for pickup locally on Bowen Island and in Vancouver. Please email di@artbydi.ca to order, thanks for your support!

Donations can also be made on Knox’s Go Fund Me page (https://www.gofundme.com/knoxybears-rare-condition), where donations over $35 will receive the free print. Thank you!


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