Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Second Suspect Cat Town Cafe, Oakland CA

Second Suspect Oil on wood  10" x 10" Available at Cat Town Cafe & Adoption soon!
Cat Town Cafe has opened for business in Oakland, CA.  The cafe is the first of its kind in the US and offers coffee and free roaming kitties who are available for adoption!  
"Second Suspect" will be part of their upcoming feline art exhibit.  The opening reception is December 5th and 50% of the proceeds from art sales will go to the cafe and adoption center.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Long Wait and a picture from gallery reception

The Long Wait  Oil on wood  6" x 8"  $175.
Friday's Gallery + opening at 78th ST Studios was very well attended.  I showed an additional five paintings, including four cat paintings for the night...including "The Long Wait" which is still available. I love that people tell me about their cats... It's always interesting and almost everyone has a cat story... 
Thanks to all who signed up for my quarterly newsletter, you've been added.  The Fall edition of Hoeptner Happenings is in the making and will emailed far and wide, soon.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Floral with Bird a new floral still life painting

Floral with Bird  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  $215.
Today is Third Friday!  Local to Northern Ohio?  Please join me tonight between 5pm and 9pm at Gallery +, the newest gallery at 78th ST Studios.  So much art and gifty goodies to see, all galleries and studios will be open!! Here's a link for more information.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Rural Recluse a new cat painting

Rural Recluse  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD
There's a bit of wet paint glare here, this painting is better in life.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Suburban Warrior story of a domesticated cat

Suburban Warrior  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD
The "Suburban Warrior" spends countless hours in pursuit of sparrows and the occasional cricket. He keeps careful surveillance on neighboring cats...but prefers his own company.  A vast expanse of a sun kissed driveway conjures nirvana, though when weather threatens he will hastily retreat to his human's shelter.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bertrand and the Butterfly a new cat painting

Bertrand and the Butterfly  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD
I went to the shelter this afternoon for a photo shoot and my lovely kitteh models were missing.  Most of the cages were empty and the lights in the playrooms were off....  Baffled, I asked a volunteer "where's the kitties?"  She said there had been a special on adoptions last weekend and they had adopted out almost all of them!  Confirmation via the Cleveland Animal Protective League twitter feed:
This is incredible!  I'll be curious to see how long it takes the facility to fill up again...  But how wonderful to know all those cats found homes.  Maybe it's time for another photo session at the zoo...   I'd post a link to "Bertrand" profile but he's been adopted too.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Inquisitor at Lord Nelson's Gallery, Gettysburg, PA

Inquisitor  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  Reserved
I am honored to have my work represented in an upcoming exhibit at Lord Nelson's Gallery in Gettysburg, PA. The gallery has been in business for over 24 years and is located in the James Gettys Hotel in the heart of downtown Gettysburg. The exhibit will showcase the well known and loved dog paintings of John Weiss and bronze sculptures by Wayne Hyde.  Both John and Wayne will be in attendance November 28th and the 29th.  Five of my new cat paintings and exactly one sparrow (see above!) will be on exhibit through the end of the year.  If you are local to Southern Pennsylvania, this is a show you will not want to miss.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Second Suspect a new cat painting

Second Suspect  Oil on wood  10" x 10"  NFS
I'm having a few creative hiccups here, sometimes making art can feel too much like work.  Oh, the horror.  I was advised by a friend to paint something familiar and "easy."  Coco-cat!  I am satisfied with this painting, though leery of declaring myself healed of hiccups.

Monday, November 10, 2014