The top image is an example of a typical booth shot and below is a work in progress type of thing from my studio.

The top image is an example of a typical booth shot and below is a work in progress type of thing from my studio.

The Paintings of Catworks

I am pleased to reveal the recent paintings I have created under and for the CAT WORKS brand. From mid-summer 2015 and most of 2016  I created 14 new works--4 of them have sold. I will now be producing approximately   1 to 2 new painting each month. They will all be revealed HERE. If you are interested in price and availability I suggest you email me here or by using the contact button above. I will then fill you in on what I have and the price range.
 

All of my paintings are created with the acrylic medium on Ampersand Hardwood Panels with a 1 1/2” birch cradle. At this time all my paintings are 36" x 48" d(and one 36"x36" square), highly original and, of course, one of kind. I prepare the panels with multiple coats of gesso and then I often will apply molding paste to areas that I believe will have heavy texture. The painting themselves are extremely detailed and with each completed work the detail seems to grow. Like my digital work these painting are easy to live with and will make you smile. The other thing is that most of paintings are meant to be touched and explored with your fingers...explore the texture and find yet another level of enjoyment.


Click on this image to see some "work-in-progress" photo's that may be of interest.

Click on this image to see some "work-in-progress" photo's that may be of interest.

THE TEMPTRESS

This is Ma'at, the goddess of truth, justice and harmony. She is also daughter of the sun god Ra. Not as well known is her love of the occasional jewel bespeckled headdress.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.


Click on this image to see some "work-in-progress" photo's that may be of interest.

Click on this image to see some "work-in-progress" photo's that may be of interest.

SWIM CLUB

These young felines can be a rowdy bunch, pushing tolerance and testing boundaries. And as we all know...the first rule of Swim Club is you never talk about Swim Club.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.


Click on this image to see some "work-in-progress" photo's that may be of interest.

Click on this image to see some "work-in-progress" photo's that may be of interest.

THINK BIG

Bansky Longpelt is the pseudonymous for the England-based feline graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with a distinctive stenciling technique.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.


HERO OF THE BEACH

Ambrosio Lightfoot (The Master of Muscle Mystery) secured his destiny when he appeared as the  original model for “Hero of the Beach” This rare poster version was recently found behind a housing rebuild on the Boardwalk.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.


EAT MOR CHICKIN

Cleopatra Babs raises a unique species of chicken, "Babs Babies" as she calls them, have an aptitude for early European geography and have been known to scratch out intricate maps with place names, rivers as well as topographical features.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.

(In private collection - Lake Forest IL)


Click on this image to see some "work-in-progress" photo's that may be of interest.

Click on this image to see some "work-in-progress" photo's that may be of interest.

EAT MOR CHICKIN II

This is basically a retelling of the earlier work. Many artist often revisit a theme. I think this revisiting is considerably more polished and successful.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.


I WANT YOU

The "I Want You" artwork represents a rare surviving poster from the Homeland Security enlistment dive of 1912. The Islamic Terror Felines invaded from Mexico, only to be stopped at the Red River in upper Texas. This was the opening salvo in what would become a worldwide conflict.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.


THE MYSTERIOUS BOWLER

René Morningfur was always a little odd. As a young apprentice he excelled in the traditional painting disciplines, BUT recently, with the explosion of the surrealism movement his work achieved a deeper dimension. This is his self-portrait called "The Mysterious Bowler".

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.

(In private collection - Lake Forest IL)


Click on this image to see some "work-in-progress" photo's that may be of interest.

Click on this image to see some "work-in-progress" photo's that may be of interest.

 

MORE MILK FOR VICTORY

During the Great Feline War the Homeland Resources Agency produced many fine morale boosting posters, none more popular than the "Marines for Milk" series. Highly collectible icons from an bygone age, exceedingly rare and valuable.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.


BOY'S TOYS

Little"Ace" is the oldest son of the famous archaeologist team of Victoria and Basil, better known as the Mousespeakers. All the so called "Boy's Toys" shown, are in fact prized relics from the Lower Manhattan dig of '04

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.


WARRIORS

The Young Dead Rabbits are a feisty clan of warriors. They have been caught uptown while attending a circus performance. Far from home they will need all their warrior courage and with StarClan's help... fight their way back to Four Points through the rival clans.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.

(In private collection-Chesterfield MO)


FRACTAL EXPRESSIONISM

S. Hampton Softpaw is one the foremost painters of the fractal expressionism movement. Born into influence and privilege saw him educated at the best feline over-schools, UNTIL radical ideas moved him to the artistic underground.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.

(In private collection-Oklahoma, OKC)


THE NAVY NEEDS MEN

Admiral Mouseman Nimitz is the "aide executif" for the Office of Recruitment. He has a dilemma...how to compel young felines, with their nature fear of water, to enlist. He is considering impressment...and mice.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.


THE DILEMMA

Marvin Bulsterbaum's mind is filled with difficult life choices. He wants to get married but unemployment makes that iffy. Then there's the Navy, like his older brother...more iffer yet. It's a young felines dilemma.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle


TO SERVE DOG

Before the roll-back of the anti-dog laws, our country was full of dangerous attitudes, mainly from the neo-conservative right. The Tea & Milk Party was well known for their attack posters, with the "To Serve Dog" series and cookbook being their most infamous.

Original acrylic painting on 36" x 48" hardwood with a 1 1/2" cradle.


GOT MILK

The Great Depression lasted 25 years, finely easing when the Western Feline Coalition narrowly defeated the aggressive fascists and their fundamentalist Islamic hordes. This rare surviving wall art of that period is reflective of those hardscrabble times.