I’ve been working towards a series of fine art portraits of cats – with an eye to future art exhibits and a book. I currently have an art book out about dogs, titled “Dogs by Sue Clancy” and it only seems fair to have one about cats too. So I’ve been reading books about cats, looking at this site (thanks everyone for sharing!) and visiting some local Pacific Northwestern United States places that employ cats.
You see, In my quest to learn more about cats so as to please my cat Hawkeye by making more cat-related artwork and eventually make artist books about cats – I recently learned that there are several local Pacific Northwest (USA) wineries, breweries, distilleries, tea shops, handcrafted wood furniture stores, bookstores and musical instrument stores that employ cats! Yes, these cats get, ahem, paid to be on guard for rodents and what not. Imagine that?!
So I’ve begun doing some portraits of these working cats. (Most notably (pun intended) a piano store!)
Here are a few of my portraits that I did using sumi ink:
You can see more about my work – and follow my progress on my blog at www.sueclancy.com – but my cat Hawkeye suggests that I keep posting here on Katzenworld too. He’s certain that you are likely to understand and appreciate cat art best.