EDUCATION
Foundation: Bath City College 1997–1998
Degree: Bath School of Art and Design.
First Class Honors Degree: 1998–2003

EXHIBITIONS

2018

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

RWA Open Bristol

The Dogs Show Brighton

Chelsea Waterside Artspace Solo Show

Bankside Gallery The Masters: Screen and Stone

Source Bath Society of Artists Show prizewinner

2017
RWA Drawn, Bristol
Echale Guindas, Madrid, solo show
Jonathan Cooper Gallery, group show
Bath Society of Artists, Bath
RWA Open Bristol
National Open Art Competition Bankside London
National Open Art Competition Winners Show
Pallant House, Chichester

2016
RWA Open, Bristol
Bath Society of Artists
Anthropologie King’s Road, London, solo show
The Dog Show, Brighton
Albany Gallery, Cardiff drawing exhibition
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, artists choice
Discerning Eye, winners exhibition, Triforium Space,
  Temple Church, London 

2015    
RWA Open, Bristol
The Masters Bankside, London
Black Swan Open, Frome
Bath Society of Artists Portrait Prize
Quercus Gallery, Bath
The Dog Show, Brighton
A Dog a Day Pound Arts, Corsham

2014
Anthropologie King’s Road, London, solo show
Bath Society of Artists

2013     
Reigning Cats and Dogs, RWA, Bristol
Anthropologie, King’s Road, London solo show

2012     
Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Exhibition, King’s Place, London
Local Heroes, Holburne Museum, Bath

2011   
Discerning Eye Artists Choice, Mall Galleries, London
Tangled Web Lingwood Samuel Gallery, Godalming

2010    
Discerning Eye Artists Choice, Mall Galleries, London
Bath Society of Artists, Bath

AWARDS

National Open Art Competition South West Artist of year 2017

Bath Society of Artists Print prize 2016

Bath Society of Artists Portrait Prize 2015    
Holburne Museum Portrait Prize 2010
Paintworks Prize Bath 2010
BentonHuxley Purchase Prize, Discerning Eye 2010

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 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 Pet Heaven, The Animal Accessory Bible, 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 as is evidenced in her 365 Facebook dog-fest “A Dog A Day”.  A Dog A Day book based on the series with 365 artworks of dogs — all shapes, sizes, breeds and mixes — is available through Amazon.  Anthropologie, the clothing and décor store has commissioned Muir to create dishes, pillows, wall paper and tea towels. A recipient of many awards, Muir's work appears regularly in galleries. She welcomes and enjoys commission work — dogs and humans alike.