Many artists and art collectors enjoy paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures of their beloved cats; me included. These lovely pets have been the subject of artwork from ancient prehistoric times through the centuries to the present.

The desire to capture the aesthetic beauty of my cats and my deepest love for them inspired me to photograph, draw and paint them over the course of their lives and mine.

A few months ago, back in December, a favorite collector as me if I would create a painting of her sweet cat named Opal. I happily accepted the commission challenge and presented her with the finished artwork you can see here. As expected, it was very well received.

View several other paintings of cats here: