Author Archives: Bernadette

Upcoming Exhibit: Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, “Wild Apples” August 23 and 24

Sixth Annual Exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail “Wild Apples” featuring poetry inspired by the trail & woods plus paintings & sketches from prior exhibits prints of paintings and photos handmade gift items inspired by the trail Opening Friday August 23, 2019 5:00 P.M. through Saturday August 24 11:00 P.M. […]

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Small Kitty Keepsake Boxes, Gift or Gift Box

I have a baker’s dozen of small keepsake boxes featuring a variety of fine felines in a varity of styles from my portfolio of art. They are made of cardboard or mache, and I leave them unfinished inside. Use them to store your kitty’s keepsakes or your own, or jewelry or office items and much […]

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Paths I Have Walked is Heading to an Exhibit

As I’m preparing for my sixth annual Sun Shadow Ice & Snow: Seasons on the Panhandle Trail exhibit in two weeks, it’s exciting to know that this painting from my 2016 exhibit will be heading to another exhibit just a few days later. The exhibit, “Collective Works of Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators”, is hosted by […]

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New Feline Fine Art Cards, “Mimi in the Formal Garden”

I was very honored and excited when Deb Barnes, president of the Cat Writers’ Association, contacted me at the end of March with a very special commission.  She wanted to know if I could create the artwork for the thank you note that would be given by the organization to the many sponsors, donors and […]

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My Home Town Celebrates its 125th Anniversary

This year the town of Carnegie, Pennsylvania turns 125 years old. This weekend is the big celebration on Main Street. This weekend is the big celebration. I don’t travel too far to paint and sketch, but find new perspectives to share on the most familiar things around me. I have many paintings and photos of […]

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Celebrate Those Tortie Girls With a Set of Hand-tinted Linoleum Block Prints

“The Tortie Girls” are hand printed, hand tinted linoleum block prints of my two tortoiseshell cats, one very round and one very slender, “The Goddess” and “The Roundest Eyes”. Each Image is 8″ x 12″, with mat and frame outside dimensions 16″ x 20″. As you know, I am unendingly inspired by my houseful of […]

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Ahhh, Summer, Geraniums and Parsley

Typically when I look out my back door I see my big vegetable garden, lots of perennial flowers and wildflowers, and my everlasting pink and red geraniums, some of which are 15 years old and saved in the basement each winter. In 2016, after my wild black cherry tree fell the year before and smashed […]

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August Nature Desktop Calendar: Serenity

This sailboat drifted lazily for hours on the calm waters of Lake Arthur in Western Pennsylvania. As the August afternoon tended toward evening, the sky began to grow pink and the shadows darkened and lengthened, and the serene moment seemed to last for hours. Painted en plein air as I sat on one of the […]

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It’s Christmas in July!

25% Discount on Your Entire Purchase! That’s right—including everything on my website, cats, nature & wildlife, and more. Your entire order is 25% with the coupon code CREATIVECAT25 today through July 31. Visit the Galleries Click on the links or images below to visit a gallery. I’ve only included feline images here, but feel free […]

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Published Essay and Artwork in “Woods Reader”

Last year I determined I should search paying publishing markets for my essays and poetry which I have, and for the short stories and other fiction I have been writing. This constituted a lot of research into markets and publications, looking for the ones that I fit into. One of my greatest inspirations is the […]

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