Dog houses have their day

They also happen to be the three things she has painted on a kennel as part of an RSPCA fundraising initiative.

The 29-year-old said art had been a big part of her life for as long as she could remember.

�My parents saw how much I loved painting and drawing when I was very little, so they starting taking me to an art studio � I am very thankful for that,� Ms Galindo said.

�I used to go there a couple of times a week for years and all I remember from this place was absolute happiness.�

Describing her style as realistic with an emphasis on colour, Ms Galindo said her art was influenced by the Impressionists.

�When I moved to Perth in 2012 to start my PhD in physics, I felt much more inspired by the beautiful beaches of WA,� she said.

�Seascapes are what I love painting the most. I think the serenity around the ocean is a unique feeling, and that is what I try to capture and transmit with my paintings.�

Four kennels were meant to be auctioned at the Million Paws Walk on May 17, but bad weather stopped the auction going ahead.

The kennels will be used as part of upcoming fundraising initiatives undertaken by the independent charity.

�I felt very happy about having contributed to this cause, especially when it was doing something I really enjoyed,� Ms Galindo said. �I hope they can get a fair amount with my kennel and I am sure the money will be well spent.�