This piece was included in the show “Painting Portsmouth,A Brush With The Past” at the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth ,New Hampshire.
This cat was a stray who adopted me at my studio. We called her “Studio Cat” and I fed her daily. She was shy at first, but was very smart, and eventually made herself at home. She kept me company for several years, but late one night we got a phone call from the little grocery store next to my studio that she had been hit by a car. We rushed her to the all night vet in Bangor, but she could not be saved. She was a great cat.