These paintings of cats in clothing by Heather Matton are adorable. They make me smile. Every cat as a name, occupation and is dressed appropriately. The artist has created an entire "Cats in Clothes" collection, carefully choosing each outfit to reflect the cat's personality. and she sells the original paintings and prints.
Apparently you can commission her to do a portrait of your cat in clothes too. What a fun job. I'd like to paint cats in clothes for a living. I think I'd put my cat in a little black dress and a string of pearls.
Here's what she has to say about it on her website:
"We should also be more like cats: soulful, stylish, and entirely unconcerned with others’ opinions.
My cat Megan has such a sassy attitude, that one day I painted her in stylish trench coat. After that something clicked and “Cats in Clothes” was born! It has been so fun and rewarding to work on this series, discovering the unique personality of each new cat."
I love the detail and their human like expressions. Each one comes with a playful commentary too. Here are a few below. Cute.
Henry is not yet a teenager but likes to hang around the older crowd to feel a little bit cooler. He is wearing his favorite pajama onesie.
Margaret makes her own clothes and is currently working on christmas booties for her family and friends.
Savannah is a city girl, feminine and fierce! She takes kick-boxing classes and works as a wine buying consultant.
Elise is 3 years old. She likes to eat clovers from the back yard. She says ” I love you clover!” and then gobbles them up, she says it tastes like lemon.
Alex is a bit of an awkward teenager. He wears this christmas sweater all year long and is desperately trying to start a band.
Rose is a hopeless romantic. She would love to someday play the cello and wishes the raccoons would stop eating the strawberries from her garden.