About the Artist
I have shared my life with cats since I was a child and cannot imagine living without them. I try to capture their unique qualities in my art. I use acrylic paint because it washes easily out of cat fur when some of my models choose to take a more active role in the artistic process.
I am mostly self-taught; my formal training was limited to high school art classes and a couple of drawing courses at a community college over 30 years ago. I began painting in 1998 after the death of my one-eyed cat, Esmeralda. She had been my friend for 19 years; my early paintings were an effort to honor her memory and cope with my grief. I like to think that my artistic ability is a gift she left for me when she had to go to the Rainbow Bridge.
My work has been displayed at art galleries, craft fairs and cat shows. I am also the illustrator of “Good St. Dominic’s Cat,” a children's book by Ed Noonan.
One of my primary goals is to use my art to benefit animals in need. I support animal shelters and rescue groups by donating artwork or a percentage of my sales to their fundraising events.
My studio is in Northern California, where I live with my feline family (and artist’s models) Tallulah Jane, Riley, Annabel, Genevieve, Vivian and Saffron.
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