Author(s): Sally Muir
A lovingly curated collection of 365 charming portraits of our favorite four-legged companions, with anecdotes celebrating dogs' endearing and irresistible quirks, based on Sally Muir's popular "Dog a Day" Facebook page.
Sally Muir's debuted her "Dog a Day" project on Facebook in 2013: "My name is Sally Muir and this is a new gallery where I will add a dog drawing/painting every day, adding up to a massive 365-day dogfest." As her Facebook page took off, so did the number of Sally's portraits and her fame.
Drawing on the substantial collection of artwork on her site, A Dog a Day is an irresistible collection of 365 beautiful portraits of dogs of all shapes and sizes, depicted in a range of mediums--from loosely worked sketches, prints, and charcoal drawings to oil paintings and lithographs. The artwork is accompanied by short anecdotes throughout, that reflects on these beloved animals' goofy, loyal, and spunky dispositions.
Charming and whimsical, A Dog a Day is a must for all dog lovers, a loving collection that guarantees a year's worth of tail-wagging sweetness.
Sally Muir is an artist and prodigious portrait painter of dogs. Other subjects include human portraits and landscapes, as well as the occasional rodent and bird. For years Ms. Muir focused on her knitwear business Muir & Osborne as both a designer and author. With her partner Joanna Osborne, they have published seven knitting pattern books that include Best in Show, Knit Your Own Dog, (also Cat, Pet, Zoo, Farm and Dinosaur) and the children's book Patch's Grand Dog Show. Sally Muir returned to university as a mature student with a concentration on Fine Art. She is the recipient of many awards and her work appears regularly in galleries. She accepts and enjoys commission work - dogs and humans alike. Sally lives in Bath.