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In Full Cry by Carylon Killebrew (Camellia Art)

Doggone creative

Art inspired by our furry friends

Whether you are an aspiring Maltese Matisse, a pawcasso Picasso or a Rottweiler Rockwell, when it comes to art, it looks like our four-legged friends win by a nose.

Man’s best friend can be the ultimate inspiration when it comes to creating. Especially after spending nearly a year locked inside, appreciation for dogs has tripled. They’re always at your side, becoming a constant muse in life. Local artists and galleries have shared their canine creations with LOCAL Life.

Vinny by Bill Winn (La Petite Gallerie)

Maddie and The Moon by Mike Smith (Smith Galleries)

Ivy by Marge Agin (

Boy With Dog Portrait by Glenn Harrington (Red Piano Gallery)

Dog Study by Louanne LaRoche (Camellia Art)

Pure Joy by Murray Sease (La Petite Gallerie)

In Full Cry by Carylon Killebrew (Camellia Art)

Bubba Duey by Mira Scott (MiraMira Studio)

One Happy Dog by Marge Agin (

Maggie by Mike Smith (Smith Galleries)

Columbo by Clay Rogers (Endangered Arts)