Here is my ‘The Owl and the Pussycat II‘ which I did for an exhibition a couple of years ago.
All my anthropomorphic paintings have a back story or character snippet if you like. These generally come to me when I am drawing out the character or doing the painting itself. My hope is they will end up in a story book eventually.
Let me introduce you to Billy…
Matilda ‘Billy’ Maitland, intrepid explorer and pioneering aeronaut.
Who, along with the celebrated society portraitist, landscape and ornithological artist James Tiberius Starling and the renowned cartographer Garth Phineas Fullerton, mapped the virgin frozen wastes of the far north territories in their sponsored ship of the air The Enterprise.
The original now resides with the first ‘Owl and Pussycat’ on the Isle of Mann – nice to be collected as an artist 🙂 Signed limited edition prints and cards are available by the way on my website Julian Quaye – Owl and Pussycat II