Painted Cats Rule My Home & Studio

Eager to become Painted Cats, all sorts visit and inhabit my studio. As a well-known stop on a Whimsical Path, cats come to sit for portraits, tell stories, and eat the snacks. Real-Cat-Max is the Snacks Manager. Real-Cat-Phil Officiates. Some of their stories are collected in The New World of Cats: Max-the-Cat and Friends. (from Amazon or signed copies at the Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market or from me at art shows.

With an unlimited imagination, a load of tools for art making, and the encouragement of dozens of cats, painting cats is a great job. I have welcomed painted cats in watercolor, imagined and excavated them for the Lost Cave Paintings of Saint Paul, found them in painted stained glass, and for cut out Flying Cats, slathered heavy paper with acrylic mediums including Glass Bead Gel and Self-Leveling Clear Gel that I discovered in a Golden Brand workshop presented by Bonnie Cutts, a gifted teacher and acrylic painter. Who knew that someone had decided to put tiny glass beads into acrylic medium to make things shiny?

Painted Cats 7 Who Me Cats
7 Who Me Cats Print at ETSY  ($30). 
Painted Cats 35 Dancing Max The Cats https://www.etsy.com/listing/244483812/set-of-three-green-who-me-cats-greeting
35 Dancing Max-the-Cats, Hyperspace Mischief Cats, and 14 Who Me Cats in a 3-cards-and-envelopes-pack at ETSY $10 plus shipping. Individual cards available at The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market or directly from me. 
Painted Cats William the First
William the First Print at ETSY
Painted Cats Blue Cave Cat Card
Blue Cave Cat Card Greeting card at ETSY
Painted Cats Hyperspace Mischief Cats
Hyperspace Mischief Cats: Who Us? card at ETSY

 

Painted Cats Samuel Sitting Cat
Samuel Sitting Cat Original Framed $60 at ETSY; Print matted to 11×14 $30 at  ETSY

 

 

Painted Cats Whimsical Watercolor Pinky the First From the Clouder of Cats
Pinky the First From the Clowder of Cats Print at ETSY

 

Tall Cat, Executive Director of the Small Friends' Research Institute
Tall Cat, Executive Director of the Small Friends’ Research Institute Find a print of three of them at ETSY
Painted Cats 3 Cats and 11 Flamingos Acapella
3 Cats and 11 Flamingos Acapella Group Print Matted to 11×14 $30 at ETSY  Original at  Dow Gallery in Saint Paul
Painted Cats Happy Max
Happy Max Original Unframed 18×24 $125 ETSY; Print matted to 11×14 $30 ETSY

 

 

Painted Cats 9 Who? Me? Cats
9 “Who? Me?” Cats: These and others available at The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market.