Hartzell has been a teacher, fine artist and illustrator. It should suprise no one that he is also a dog lover. The paintings are unique, personal and canine-centric. the dogs are the stars. These pieces also drip with empathy and love for man's best friend.
Every single dog lover I know who attended Aqua 2018 mentioned his work to me. Some lamented they couldn't buy a piece right now. Good news is, you can find out more HERE and buy a work at your leisure. All the paintings here sell for $2500 and the individual Wall Dogs for $300 (the entire installation is $9300).