Cats In The Hats
One of my cats is a "poseuse." She just had to be immortalized. Whimsical references to other portraits were included in this series.
These paintings reflect my European artistic roots. The Alyscamps of Arles, for example, is a vast passage of graves, sarcophagi, and mausoleums erected during the classical Roman era, which has been literarily and artistically prominent since the Middle Ages. The style is informed by the so-called Orientalists, mainly pre-Impressionists such as Ingres, who mixed sensual moods with a classical technique, a synthesis of Asian calligraphy and European romanticism.