More Canine ArtistsPosted: January 10, 2010
Christine Merrill, in her bio for Dogs In Review wrote: I became a “professional” artist at age 12 when I was commissioned to paint a yellow Labrador with a ball at a stable where I used to ride. I was paid $5 for the painting. I was so excited, but when I told my mom I was being paid $5 she laughed kindly and said my materials would cost more than that. She was my early mentor, and taught me early on how to get the likenesses of humans and dogs. I was classically trained at the Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore where I studied for five years under Hans Schuler, the school’s founder, and his wife Ann.