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Suzanne Schirra - Custom Animal Artwork

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole
 -- Roger Carras

Rufus!

Happiness is a
warm puppy!
-- Charles Schultz

 
 

 


I dedicate this site to my father - "the other famous person in the family"

Wally Schirra, Holly & Nifty

Welcome to my web site! Thanks for stopping by.

When I was growing up, my father always seemed to be zooming 17,000 miles an hour around the earth. My father, Wally Schirra, was one of the first seven astronauts -  "The Right Stuff" - the fifth American in space and the only one to fly in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs.

I have found my calling closer to Earth - in the face of a hound no more than one or two feet off of the ground, no less. I have parlayed my love of man's best friend and my love for color into vibrant works of art.

I do a color sketch from a photo and then the portrait is painted in acrylic on canvas. I pay particular attention to the eyes. My choice of colors may be unconventional, however, I am always true to the eyes. They show the soul of each animal.

When finished, I have a portrait that captures all the personality of a Labrador Retriever, Great Dane, Bichon Frise or other four-legged creature - albeit with blue, orange or purple fur.

At times, I have found that dogs with their unconditional love, energy and expression are more fun to be around than most people.

My work is sold to collectors around the world and I am represented by some of the top galleries around the country. I was selected by the National Dog Show, which airs nationally on NBC every Thanksgiving Day, to paint a dog from each AKC recognized class for both the cover of their magazine and for the description of each class inside the magazine.

Please have fun poking around my site and taking in all there is to see. Who knows? You may see somebody familiar!

In Dogs We Trust!



THE DOG POUND

Alaskan Malamute
Albatross
Aust. Shepard
Basenji
Basset Hound
Beagle
Bearded Collie
Bernese Mt. Dog
Bichon Frise
Bloodhound
Border Collie
Bouvier
Boxer
Bullmastiff
Bull Terrier
Cairn Terrier
Cats
Cavalier KC Spaniel
Chinese Crested
Chow
Cockapoo
Cocker Spaniel
Corgi
Coton de Tulear
Dachshund
Dalmation
Doberman
English Bulldog
Flat Coat Retriever
French Bulldog
German Shepherd
Goldendoodle
Golden Retriever
Great Dane
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Greyhound
Horses
Jack Russell
Labrador Retriever
Labradoodle
Lowchen
Maltese
Maltipoo
Mastiff
Mixed Breeds
Multiple Subjects
Newfoundland
Pit Bull
Pointer
Pomeranian
Poodles
Portuguese Water Dog
Pug
Pugle
Rottweiler
Saluki
Rottweiler
Sheepdog
Shiba Inu
Shih Tzu
Tibetan Terrier
Vizsla
Weimaraner
Westie
Wheaten Terrier
Yorkie


 


Web Design Copyright 2007-2014
WOWIE Web Design
All Rights Reserved

All artwork and personal photos
Copyright Suzanne Schirra
Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited

Suzanne Schirra
suzanneschirra@aol.com
PO Box 3068, Vail , CO 81658