The Dog in Art

Suzanne Schirra

Among the many subjects we cover at Best In Show Daily, dogs in art, both by contemporary practitioners and past masters, are a topic we enjoy bringing to our readers. Today we feature three articles you may have missed, beginning with a look at the colorful photorealistic paintings by Colorado artist Suzanne Schirra, then moving on to a view of 10 paintings that traditional artist Pamela Dennis Hall completed for one location in Fairfield, Calif. The third of today’s feature articles tells the story of how creative dog owner Julie Bender turned her grief over losing her beloved Vizsla into a career in artistic wood burning.

Best In Show Daily also hosts an Artists and Photographers Gallery, featuring the work of individuals who specialize in portraying the dog. You can find it by clicking on “The Scene” on our homepage, and then selecting “Art & Photo Galleries.” Enjoy!

Christi McDonald

Senior Editor


Colorado Artist Colors Our World

By Christi McDonald

Suzanne Schirra has been drawn to art since she was a child using crayons. “My work has always been about vivid, bold color. In painting dogs,” she says… more

William Secord Artist Creates Canine Gallery in One Home

By Susan Chaney

Canine portraitist Pamela Dennis Hall just completed the biggest commission of her painting career.  more

Cocoon of Grief Turns a Dog Lover into an Artist

By Susan Chaney

What do you do when your beloved companion dies, and you just can’t find the right way to keep her memory with you? more


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