Relatively recent are my paintings and drawings of pets and in particular cats. While browsing the internet and specialized books for depictions of cats in art I noticed that the results were not very pleasing to me. Except of course the paintings of great masters like Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, the Amsterdam painter Sal Meijer, Balthus and some very early Egyptian examples.
Much of what I encounter about cats in art is, in my opinion, of a considerable tawdry content and I wanted to avoid that. I find cats graceful and mysterious and wanted to capture them especially differently. I think that my extensive experience as a portrait painter certainly helped me to capture the specific characters of my much-loved four-legged friends. In addition to a series of over 25 paintings of my own cats (Nina, Ziggy and the sadly deceased Vossie and Lola), I have now painted many cats on commission and am currently working hard on my cat book "Children with a Coat". For questions about sales and commissions please contact me via the Contact form.