Mary Browning

Updated 20th March 2022

The Charity was saddened to lose our Patron, Mary Browning, who was a passionate supporter of the Rescue – Mary passed away peacefully on 2nd March 2022 aged 86 years. Her funeral service will take place on 30th March 2022 at St Peter’s Greatworth at 2pm.

Mary will be greatly missed by the breed and her many friends but she will never be forgotten as her beautiful artwork lives on.

Mary Browning was an acclaimed canine and equine Artist.

Mary generously donated many original Italian Greyhound artworks to the Rescue Charity to help with our fundraising activities including through the sale of cards and pictures.
Head study of two Italian Greyhounds by Mary Browning

Mary painted dogs for over forty years, and had strong royal connections having painted dogs belonging to HM Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother, Princess Anne, the Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Michael of Kent.

Mary had a particular love of sighthounds and lived with Italian Greyhounds. She was particularly keen to help those Italian Greyhounds that had fallen on hard times and her affection for the breed was reflected in the beautiful artworks she created.