These paintings are produced for the Prairie Oak Artisans gallery in Warrenville, Illinois and Mineral Point Wisconsin. The artistís own cats often provide the subject depicted, however commissions are taken for any companion catís portrait. While the artist strives for accurate reproduction the intent of these works are to represent the individual personality of each feline. Accomplishment of this objective is derived from conversations with human companions about personality, interests and most common antics of the subject. Along with a series of well defined photos, the effort to define the inner self of each cat is pursued. These paintings therefore often range from intense coloring and active visuals to more serene settings