Guinefurre, the Cat Queen, was painted in acrylics onto canvas in 2009. She was inspired by my love of musical theatre, and the Camelot legends of King Arthur, Lancelot, and Guinevere. Notice she is holding a rose in her paws... Who gave it to her?
People are always questioning how I got started painting cats, usually by bluntly asking ~ "Why cats?!"
As if painting cats were the strangest idea to ever be conceived of. =P
I've never known how to reply, because the answer seemed obvious to me... I've been completely cat-obsessed all my life.
My family and school-mates can attest to it. I once believed I was a cat!
I amused myself as a child with dressing my poor calico kitty in dolls' clothes, and staged musicals with my stuffed cats dressed in costumes.
I re-discovered painting as an adult, while staying at home to care for small children. I managed to carve out a bit of free time for myself, taking up my paint brushes, and began painting our cats dressed as...
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