Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cat Art Show LA 3: The Sequel Returns Pictures!

I attended the opening reception for Cat Art Show 3 in Los Angeles last week.  Much fun was had... 
The show is at Think Tank Gallery in downtown LA and runs through June 24th. 
Hamming it up with my painting "Butterfly Passerby"

$1 of every ticket purchase as well as 5% of all art sales will benefit cat charities.  
I am honored to have work included again this year (third time!) Also thrilled to report all four of my paintings sold in the first two days.

Kyoto Kitty
by Lucia Heffernan

What a pleasure to meet so many artists. Here I am accosting Lucia Heffernan as soon as she walked in.  :)  I've been a fan of her art for a while now.  Lucia is as delightful as her imaginative paintings. See more of her animal paintings, here.  

Many attendees wore fun cat themed clothes and accessories. Artist Rachel Schlueter took some fantastic people pics, you can see those (as well as her wonderful cat paintings) on her Instagram feed: here.
Gorgeous! "Otis"
by Rachel Schlueter

Cat Art Show creator/curator Susan Michals hosts CatCon as well. Between the two events, $143,000 has been raised for animal charities.

(Above) Admiring "Apollo and Garfield" by artist, photographer Tiffany Sage.  Also pictured, fellow exhibitor painter Matthew Bober.  I love that Tiffany wore the same robe (as in the painting) to the exhibit. Her Instagram feed is here.
Paintings by Martin Wittfooth, Marion Peck and Rose Freymuth-Frazier

Maybe my favorite painting at Cat Art Show (if I HAD to pick!) "White Kitten Study #1" by Korin Faught. See more of Korin's work on her website: here.  

Rachel Schlueter, Joann Biondi and myself
(with Lorenzo the Cat in photo by Joann titled "Backstage")

There's still time to see the exhibit.  A closing night party will happen Saturday June 23rd. Cat Art Show will partner with Kitten Rescue LA for a "Kitty Cuddle Party!" There will be kittens! Cuddle with a kitten and have your picture taken in a photo booth.  So fun. Here's the Cat Art Show 3 link for show info.
I'm glad to be back home and eager to paint more!
My four paintings: I am very grateful for the sales! :)
Hope to post new paintings soon!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Scarlet and Cat Art Show 3: The Sequel Returns Again

Scarlet   Oil on panel, 8"x6,"  SOLD
I glanced over Scarlet's reference photos a dozen times before I painted her.  I'm glad I finally did, maybe do a few more at some point. 
Artist, blogger extraordinaire Kim Smith interviewed me for her #artcrushxo column. Have a look at that here

Next week is Cat Art Show 3: The Sequel Returns Again...  Very psyched to be attending this year (my third time participating.)  I so look forward to meeting fellow artists and online buddys! Pictures and details to follow in a couple weeks!  

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


Flint  Oil on canvas, 6"x6,"  $225.
"Flint" painting nearly got flung, it really didn't come together 'til the last hour.  My mantra (some days, definitely today) "done is better than perfect." 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

In the Air

In the Air  Oil on panel, 8"x8," $330.
Complimentary colors and "broken" underworked paint have a fresh quality that I surely do like and want to do more of.   
A progress shot for your extreme amusement...  More WIPS can be found on my Instagram account...  Instagram is super fun! Would love to see you there too!  I am @dianehoeptner 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Roberta and the Tuxi Kit Who Wouldn't Hold Still

Roberta  Oil on panel, 6"x6," SOLD
You know for every cat I paint, there's 3 more who refused to cooperate...  Case in point, this ridiculously cute long hair Tuxi kitten who wouldn't hold still for even a millisecond...  

(Me coaching my husband who accompanied me that day: "Just get it to look at the camera!" Lol, not a chance!) Happily, the kitten was adopted during our visit.  

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Outlier

The Outlier  Oil on panel, 10" x 8,"  $410.
Very happy with this little floral still life, it's better in life...  I thought I might be on a roll and attempted another.  But I was not-and that one got scrapped... 

In other news, the kitchen has been upgraded with a new floor. Also a new light fixture over the kitchen sink. Progress! Counter tops go in next week, can't wait. 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Gray Tuxi and Cat Art Show 3

Gray Tuxi Oil on panel, 10" x 8," Private Collection
Not sure if I shared this one whenever I painted it. Kitty was the beloved pet of Cleveland locals and a joy to paint. 

Today I finished framing my paintings for Cat Art Show 3:  The Sequel Returns Again (So pleased to have work included!) 

The exhibit will take place June 14th through the 24th at Think Tank Gallery in LA. If you are local to LA, get your tickets now as they will likely sell out.  There will be artists to meet (myself included,) cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for those wishing to attend the VIP Opening ($70.) General admission is $5. The closing reception will feature adoptable kittens with part of ticket sales going to The Ian Somerhalder Fondation and Kitten Rescue LA. More on this as the date nears.