It started, as many wonderful things do, with a joke. A friend had blank space on his wall, and wanted a painting from me. He asked what I thought he should have in his space. I took a moment to consider, and replied, " You need a cat lounging in the style of Titian's Venus of Urbino or Manet's Olympia." and then it happened. And then other people wanted them, too. These are all acrylic on obscenely large canvases, considering they're all little kitties.