The Sofa Cats

Cat(s) of the Month ~ September 2012
The Society of Feline Artists, or S.O.F.A for short, was founded in September 1994. They have the aim of promoting the work of the best cat artists, whether established or unknown….and what an amazing collection of feline portraits they have in store on their website!
Stable Cat
Painting/Photograph: Barbara Thaxter
The society has had an annual exhibition of cat paintings at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London for several years, featuring over 100 artists, some of whom exhibit internationally and showing more than 300 paintings in a range of media, making it the largest exhibition of cat art in the United Kingdom. Subjects range from the humble moggy and the friendly domestic tabby to the more exotic breeds like Siamese, Burmese and Bengals and of course the Big cats. From the nobility and drama of the wild cat to the playful kitten – all are painted with the mastery of artists who know and understand their subject. Norman and I have looked through the gallery on the S.O.F.A website and selected some of the pictures which have caught our eyes. We hope you like ’em too.

Barbara Thaxter

A Shady Place
Painting/Photograph: Barbara Thaxter

Jackie Coote

Frankie ‘The Professor’
Painting/Photograph: Jackie Coote
Sunbathing
Painting/Photograph: Jackie Coote

Kay Young

Jaguar
Painting/Photograph: Kay Young
Jasmine and Bertie
Painting/Photograph: Kay Young

Marion Forster

After all we’ve done
Painting/Photograph: Marion Forster
Ebony Gang
Painting/Photograph: Marion Forster

Marion Pritchard

Everything in the garden is lovely
Painting/Photograph: Marion Pritchard
Tabby with Fushias
Painting/Photograph: Marion Pritchard

Sue Sareen

Black and White Cats
Painting/Photograph:Sue Sareen
Two Kitties
Painting/Photograph:Sue Sareen

Alex Johnson

Sitting Pretty
Painting/Photograph:Alex Johnson
Watching
Painting/Photograph:Alex Johnson
Not forgetting a link to the S.O.F.A Website where there are a whole lot more artists and their paintings.

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