These are the cats with whom I’ve had the pleasure of sharing my life. It was through observing their feline grace and their individual natures that I found my muse as an artist and finally decided to get down on paper what I saw with my eyes and felt with my heart. While I render many other subjects now—wildlife, backyard birds, landscapes, people–it all began with these, and the hopeless affection I felt for each of them and all their moods and quirks and manners of affection toward me. This is the gift they gave to me, and I will be forever in their debt, spending a lifetime to pay it off by sharing them with others.
In addition to cat art, I’m also concerned abut cat issues, and animal welfare in general. Please visit The Creative Cat for what’s up with my feline family and links to issues, products and information of interest to cats, dogs and their people, as well as wildlife.
Most works are available in their original, but I also offer a variety prints on paper or canvas and notecards of quite a few. Also, if you’d like a print or card of a piece of artwork that’s not available, please ask.
So let me introduce you to a few members of my family…
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