The more I draw and paint cats, the more I get commissioned to do more. Which is fine by me! I was recently asked to paint individual cats for a beautiful wedding. Here are some of the gang that made it to the big day. Three different breeds, all painted in acrylic paint and made into name tags.
I may have mentioned this before, but I have my own Cat, which we rescued as a kitten. So the transformation to Cat-lady is well and truly setting in. I draw and make so many cat characters people always assume that I have an army of cats. I do sometimes dream of opening a cattery in the countryside and living a life a pure joy surrounded by furry friends, but maybe that's for later on in life?
As you know, I deliver workshops up and down the country and last month, I delivered a screen-print workshop in Nottingham to some MA students studying Graphics, Branding and Illustration. I needed to make a positive as an example, and I thought who else rather than Chugsely, my Cat to be the model.
Here she is being shown her screen-printed portrait, clearly very impressed.
In other cat news I have made some big pillows from my cat pattern which will be in my etsy shop this week!