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Nobility in other animals

August 19th, 2016 1 comment

dogncatSince my childhood, I have loved all animals and one of the things that often inspires me to paint would be a photograph that shows the character of another animal. I am friends with someone, a long time dog owner, who recently adopted a kitten. I have followed the story of the dog warming up to the cat, and the cat’s antics. After a compelling photo of the dog was posted on facebook, I could see his long suffering, patient soul, the dog, that is, in his relationship with the silly annoying young cat. And I had to paint it. Not for sale.

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A cat in primary colors

July 17th, 2016 1 comment

primarycatcardJust for fun, a little abstract cat. Enza was my model, but she didn’t stick around very long. This kitty needs a home. If you buy it for $30.00, I will donate $30 to International Society of Endangered Cats. It supports research and conservation of wild cat species all over the world.

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A pair of lions

October 28th, 2015 No comments

12065925_10154317766513047_8201009167519091442_nI painted these lions as the plight of our planet’s lions became apparent to me. We have assumed that we would always have happy wild lions, but that is no longer the case. There are less of them all the time, and they need our help. After Cecil was murdered by an arrogant, law breaking, entitled hunter; I realized that lions need our help too. As with all of my paintings, the International Society of Endangered Cats is where all proceeds of this sale will go.
I stuck the paintings onto a couple of Italian pastry trays that I’ve lovingly saved for over 10 years, and made something even more beautiful. They are ready to hang, just peel the tape off the back.
If you care about lions, you might consider this purchase. A gift for a loved one born under the sign of Leo? Or just someone who loves cats. $125.00 buys them both. Thanks!

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Another Manul cat

September 2nd, 2015 1 comment

manulcardsI love these cats, I mean, from a distance. They are wild, and need to be far, far away from mankind, but they are striking. With their amazing fur coats, and their big round eyes, and their short low ears, they captivate my imagination. This painting is not for sale, but you can buy prints of it from Fine Art America Any profit I get will go to endangered cat conservation, but Fine Art America will get their cut too.

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Pallas cat, master of disguise

August 29th, 2015 1 comment

manulsnow my reference for this painting was a photo taken by a Russian naturalist, and posted on a Russian cat conservation website. Since it’s been so hot here, I liked the idea of painting some snow, and, why not a cat too. The Manul, or Pallas’s cat lives in the most inhospitable places. They are about twice the size of a housecat, but have very low ears, a very dense furry coat, and round pupils in their eyes, like humans and large cats have. This painting, which measures 7″ x 10″ is for sale, only $100 plus postage. All proceeds go to wildlife conservation programs.

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