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Art in Place

One of the things I did today was to photograph urns and the business itself at Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation. The owner and I have become friends over the years, and we are also each others’ customers—I handle her website and public relations, and she is the person who receives my cats for cremation. She […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Scarlett and Melanie ~ The Creative Cat

This portrait was in my first group of commissioned portraits, way, way back at my beginnings in 1992. Scarlett and Melanie were young gray tabby sisters, the only two children of a young couple who adored them completely. I love the poses we chose, and I added a bit of color with colored pencil: the […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Pita ~ The Creative Cat

Sweet Pita, in all her photos she looked like a real character, rolling on her back, with bows on her head, but in every one is that sly expression that she knows she owns her human. Read about Pita: Commissioned Portrait: Pita ~ The Creative Cat

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Commissioned Feline Portrait: Minnie

Almost 20 years ago some little girls holding a basket of kittens knocked on the door. They said their father was going to drown the kittens so they wanted to find them all homes! The woman who answered the door decided she could adopt one and chose the little calico. She had considered another kitten, […]

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A Great Rescue and Commissioned Portrait: I’ll Be Seeing You

CAN THE SUBJECT of a painting communicate through his image? One of the dearest stories from any of my portraits is the one of Cooper, a “first cat” who turned his people into rescuers but who left far too young though he was never far from the memories of his people and the other rescued […]

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Peaches and Peonies, a Celebration of Spring Flowers and Sunlight, and a Certain Calico Cat

My old-fashioned pink peonies are fervently blooming this year, since we’ve lost a tree and they finally have enough light to really show off. Those aren’t the peonies in this painting, but any time I see peonies I think of Peaches and the moment I saw her bathing on the table in that sweet spring […]

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Peaches and Peonies, a Moment of Inspiration in June

While Peaches appears in dozens of sketches and hundreds of photos, this is the painting that captures her, pretty, petite, unassuming, a creature of feline habit in her adopted home at the age of 16 after she’d spent a lifetime with someone else, perfectly relaxed and assured that she belonged on the table having a […]

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A Small and Simple Portrait, “Chloe”

This portrait is a break from the usual larger, full-color and highly detailed portraits, just to share a little moment and focus on the expression, the face, the most-remembered part of just about any creature we love, human or animal. I had a number of photos, but none were close-up enough but this pose, though […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Tommy

This was originally published on The Creative Cat and refers to several articles published there, which are linked. Tommy was another portrait from 2016, and he and his family were very special customers. I’ve known his person, Melanie for several years as a rescuer, corresponded with her and assisted her efforts as much as I […]

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A Great Rescue and Commissioned Portrait: I’ll Be Seeing You

CAN THE SUBJECT of a painting communicate through his image? One of the dearest stories from any of my portraits is the one of Cooper, a “first cat” who turned his people into rescuers but who left far too young though he was never far from the memories of his people and the other rescued […]

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