I’m preparing for my annual creative sabbatical away from Wisconsin where I soak up a little sunshine and all sorts of amazing new inspirations.
My intention is to take these imaginary creatures, cats and feminine characters that I’ve been painting and tell their stories. I’m excited to see where that leads me next.
All I know is that these new paintings have been melting my heart and that’s always the path for me to take – whenever I want to embark on something new.
It took me a bit to admit I was painting cats.
I’ve always been allergic to cats and dogs. My brother and I had floppy-earred rabbits growing up, which I loved, but I could never get too close without sneezing. I still dream of having a dog – a Bernese Mountain Dog, to be precise. But I never considered myself much of a cat person… until I started painting these cats.
My allergies are probably one of the reasons I love painting these animals so much. Each one is like the best hug.
Sometimes it’s so hard for me to walk away and keep a painting simple, but with these latest pieces, everything evolves from their eyes. I cannot stop until the eyes are right and really resonate, deeply, with my own heart. .
They remind me to slow down and breath in the calm. Once I feel like they can step off the canvas and snuggle or be queen of the woods, then I know the rest of the piece will fall into place.
Most of the original paintings have sold, so I’m releasing a few as prints for you to share and enjoy in your own homes.
Click HERE To See The New Prints. Framed and Canvas Prints are also available.
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