If you dare to take a chance, shake your bones and learn to dance.
Description: A skeleton witch in a purple dress and pointy hat dances in front of a steaming volcano while disaster looms. Three orange spotted cats dance with her in the midst of a fields of purple and yellow flowers.
A mere eight minutes in the past
these photons left the sun.
Now that they have arrived on earth
it's far too late to run.
Delusions of modesty crammed in her head, she covered those bits even when she was dead.
Description: A surprised skeleton who has just emerged from her crypt holds up her hands to cover parts of her body. Six black cats watch with bemusement.
If cats cared for riches,
like some folks you may know,
they'd bejewel their toys
and then bask in the glow.
When times are tough it's not just you. Skeletons get lonely too.
Image Description: A skeleton stands behind a wooden fence in front of snow covered forest trees. His head is tilted with curiosity as he looks straight at you.
For just a few years the earth is our home.
And then we are dust in the catacomb.
This artwork features a dark gray cat in profile with a Dia de los Muertos sugar skull design and golden gilded whiskers. Included in the scene are three orange roses and a large green spider on a web. The background is of a textured red and orange coffin pattern.
Even though the humans fight, the animals will be alright.
Description: Two skeletons roughhouse by a tree under a crescent moon at dusk. A cat, a dog, and a raven watch the fracas. The raven screeches while the dog looks worried, and the cat turns to glare at the viewer.
Thirteen cats climbed up a tree,
expecting who knows what to see.
There they found a lone gray owl,
mistaking it for poultry fowl.
While owls aren't as wise as we once thought, we can assure you that this one is smart enough to get away unharmed.
The other trees tried to warn him, but Clyde had never heard of a scratching post.
When summer changes into fall, La Muerte welcomes one and all.
Description: La Calavera Catrina makes a guest appearance as La Muerte, who you encounter with her larger than life feline companion while walking down an autumn forest road. They have matching hair (white), matching eyes (ice blue), and matching accessories (pink). Noticing the skeleton slumped over farther down the road, your spine begins to tingle under the attention of their intense stares.
The moments we take are far too few for a secret garden rendezvous.
Description: A gray and white cow cat and a skeleton peek together through an arched castle window. On the other side they find a secret shady rose garden where they can shelter from the overbearing brightness of daylight.
Displaying fierce pride while donning a Day of the Dead style mask, this momma cat teaches her kitten about their ancestors. They sit in front of a Stonehenge structure while spirits from the past gather around the giant rocks in the distance.
A woman in a long dress and a cat walk down a road together, surrounded by brilliant red leaves that lay in contrast to a foggy sky. While some people long for the sun, others will find this overcast walk in the woods to be the epitome of a perfect day.
I've been wanting to paint the topic of cats in space for quite awhile, so here is "Cosmos", my first painting along that theme. Have you ever wondered how a cat sees the universe? Maybe they, like us, think the cosmos revolves around them. In this case the cosmos is watching back in the form of a giant cats eye surrounded by crackling lightning in the midst of a beautiful and colorful nebula. A single cat observes the view from the platform of his own little ship of the imagination.
When a cat decides to sit on you, waiting it out is all you can do.
Description: A gray and white cow cat with curled horns and a mess of whiskers stares straight at the viewer while sitting up straight on top of a human skull. The cat is wearing a royal pink cape with a high back collar. The front of the cape is pinned together with a red heart bearing the cursive letter L. The skull rolls its eyes back in frustration because there's nothing it can do about the cat. In the background roars a warm fire in a stone hearth, surrounded by an assortment of cat toys and accessories.
Weird and wonderful, with a V shaped face.
Cats are like aliens from outer space.
While leprechauns are part of old Irish lore, this leprecat is more reflective of an Americanized St Patrick's Day. He has a rainbow leading to his pot of gold, but instead of coins he has a nice glass of golden colored beer. His expression suggests that's not his first glass of the night. He's also decked out in a green coat and hat with a gold buckle. The one truly traditional aspect of this leprechaun is that he has nice boots, which a real leprechaun would have made himself. The man in the moon is keeping watch over this happy little leprecat and will make sure he gets home safely.
The skeletons, with smiles and waves, greet you from the yard of graves.
Description: A white cat with blue eyes sits on a headstone surrounded by pink roses. In the cemetery behind the cat a gathering of skeletons holds a celebration with the graves covered in Dia de los Muertos candles.
Many a story the cat had read, and then he retold them to the dead.
Description: A cat and a skull sit together on top of a pile of books in a candle-lit library having a most interesting conversation. The skull seems amused by what the cat is saying.
This snowy owl displays aspects of a wraith along with a Dia de los Muertos design, combining the fear of death and the acceptance of loss in to one entity.
What are these guys out to do? They're probably sneaking up on you.
Description: A skeleton creeps through a forest of dead trees, with two other skeletons in the distance doing the same thing.
This piece was inspired by "Vorspiel" from the opera "Die Walküre" (The Valkyrie) by Richard Wagner.
Your real friends are the ones who will help you hide a body.
Description: The viewer looks up from the bottom of a grave. A wide eyed skeleton and thirteen black cats peer over the edge of the grave with a giant moon looming overhead in a starlit night sky. The skeleton looks directly at the viewer while all the cats look at the skeleton.