Artist Sally Muir is based in Bath, UK and is a 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. Ms. Muir returned to university as a mature student with a concentration on Fine Art. Children's portraits gave way to dog portraits. Muir is the recipient of many awards and her work appears regularly in galleries. She accepts and enjoys commission work - dogs and humans alike.
'Muir’s dog portraiture ... demonstrates the artist’s technical
range and her keen understanding of essential doggishness. ...
Muir’s mastery of the expressive capacity of the canine eye in
particular makes these paintings live and pant.'