Cats have been stealing our hearts for centuries, and their place in the art world is no exception.
From the iconic image of a black cat peeking out from Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" to Andy Warhol's blotted-ink felines, these feline muses have long captivated artists and viewers alike. But there's one type of cat painting that holds a special place in our hearts; images of cats perched atop window sills, basking in the sun or simply taking a nap, they offer a charming glimpse into the everyday lives of our furry friends.
There is just something about a cat sunning itself on a windowsill that can brighten up even the dullest of days.
Perhaps it is their innate sense of curiosity, or their playfulness, or their utter contentment in just being.
Many artists are captivated by cats and we see a huge body of new and historical work dedicated to cats in various poses.
For me as an artist a cat on a windowsill is a unique source of artistic inspiration every single time.
Most of us have experience with these purring, cuddly companions.
We 'cat people' love them for their companionship, their unique personalities, and their adorable faces.
Cats also frequently bring joy to our windowsills and in this setting, they become living, breathing pieces of art.
When cats sit in a window, they provide us with a beautiful view.
They add color and life to our homes. And, they make us smile. Cats have a way of making the ordinary seem special.
They remind us to take a break from our busy lives and to appreciate the simple things.
So, the next time you're looking for a little bit of joy, look no further than your local cat.
I often create images of cats on windowsills, this specific theme warms my heart and provides me with continuous inspiration.
Thus far I have created the following works:
Spangled Cat in Window, Tortoiseshell Cat in Window, Ginger Cafe Cat, Long Eared Ginger Cat, Stoic Black Cat and Kitten, Black Cat w/ Roses and Guilty Cat.
To see these works click HERE
I'm sure there will be more to come, as the world has an endless supply of both cats and windowsills.