Most cat owners would agree that their four-legged friends are truly the masters of their domain. Even prolific artists like Charley & Edie Harper fell under the enchanting spell of these domestic beasts. The Harpers had two cats of their own, Snowy & Gussy, who found their way into Edie’s work.
Her series “cat in a basket “ features baskets being filled not only with cats but also anything from gourds to holly to lilacs. This simple geometric print uses triangles to capture the essence of a curious cat surveying the outside world from inside their safe perch. Our Master Mat Designer Paul used his own artistic skills to continue these simple lines to add a special look to this beveled mat.
“Cat in a basket with Lilacs” Edie Harper
Cats are funny creatures and never seem content in one place for too long and Edie’s cats are the exact same way. They have shown up on prints, coffee mugs, coloring books, and recently on adornments. These small shining cutouts capture light and would brighten up any Christmas tree during the holiday season.
To see more of Edie’s feline friends stop by any Fabulous Frames & Art store!
Our first Downtown Doggie Day event of 2013 is just around the corner, this Saturday, March 2nd! Cincinnati artist Marc Wavra will be in the shop between 11:00 AM-2:00PM, camera in tow, to photograph your pets. He will turn your favorite image into a 15″x15″, artistically rendered, ready-to-hang stretched canvas keepsake. Don’t live in Cincinnati, or can’t make the date? No worries! Marc can work off of your high-quality photos, and he is available for appointments between our official events.
Custom Pet Portraits by Marc Wavra
Call 513.579.9998 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins also welcome!
Humans love, revere and rely on animals to such an extent that an Earth bereft of their presence is unthinkable. Through the ages, we have eagerly shown our affection and awe for our four-legged friends via every available art form, from cave paintings to Egyptian tombs; the Medieval Bestiary to Art Noveau architecture. More recently, we have had the Minimal Realism of Charley Harper and the wildlife art of John Ruthven. If you love the idea but want something thoroughly contemporary and fun, that speaks to both your proclivity for color and dedication to your best feline or canine pal, then the work of Brooklyn-based artist Dean Russo is for you. His 8 x 10 portraits give a unique and bold pop art spin to a wide variety of dog (and cat) breeds. His animals, looking out from behind real eyes, are peculiarly soulful. Check out the gallery for just some of the Russo images that we carry.