Few would argue if we said that pets are an endless source of joy and happiness in our lives. Therefore, there is no surprise people are trying to immortalize them in every way possible. This Aussie painter, Vanessa Stockard, found the best way to do that by sneaking her three adorable cats, Kevin The Kittin, his mom Fluff Ferstenberg and the head of the adorable fluff family, Satan, into her paintings. Stockard’s process includes pieces developed without visual reference but rather from memory. These narratives incorporate domestic pets such as cats and dogs, juxtaposing the anthropomorphic nature of these animals are given by society, she infuses the personification of virtue and vice into the everyday canine and feline status quo. Cats with their fluffy comical exteriors yet instinctual urge to kill and a tendency to be cruel to their prey, dogs with their providence of happiness and friendship flung back to Churchill’s metaphor for depression. Despite this not-so -cheerful description of her works, Stockard manages to make her art somehow quirky and very enjoyable!

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So_Long_And_Thanks_For_All_The_Fish 3 weeks ago

Sorry to be spoilsport but you missed the main theme of the original painting she is the "Girl With The *Pearl Earring*" you didn't give her a pearl earring

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Kathy Baylis 3 weeks ago

I’m not familiar with the painting this is based on. Hope someone can illuminate me. BTW, I actually like it,

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elfin 3 weeks ago

Looks like Owl Kitty, only in paint.

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Kathy Baylis 3 weeks ago

Watch and learn, son. Watch. And. Learn.

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Melanie Remele 3 weeks ago

Halp!😼

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Kathy Baylis 3 weeks ago

The struggle is real and intense.

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Kathy Baylis 3 weeks ago

Why didn’t Whistler think of this?

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LoveLaughLucia 2 weeks ago

looks like my cat when I offer her a vegetable

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Brandy Grote 3 weeks ago

I seen a boo!

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Brandy Grote 3 weeks ago

Mlep!

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Brandy Grote 3 weeks ago

Faberge kitty

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chaos kitten 3 weeks ago

i want to frame this on my wall it is so beautiful <3

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LoveLaughLucia 2 weeks ago

commence stage two of the bathtub cat

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Kathy Baylis 3 weeks ago

This one must be the cat named Satan...

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Tristan McGill 3 weeks ago

Why does this look like Lydia from "Beetlejuce"?

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Kathy Baylis 3 weeks ago (edited)

Just one more adjustment needed: Mona would be goofy-grinning if she had a cat on her lap.

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Elina Kuusisto 3 weeks ago

cat, CAT, kitti, owl... frahg.

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Elina Kuusisto 3 weeks ago

This one is amazing! The light is brilliant and the kitty is hilarious and so expressive

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Scout Collie 3 weeks ago

no not cat i is cup

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ƒιѕн 3 weeks ago

Getting a view of the full moon.

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Kathy Baylis 3 weeks ago

I don’t even want to know.

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Kathy Baylis 3 weeks ago

Wait. Is that cat poop on the chair? Must be Satan’s; this baby’s way too small to make those.

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Kathy Baylis 3 weeks ago

Save the baby!

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Jamyi Lee 1 day ago

Love all of these...to fricking cute!!!

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Kathy Baylis 3 weeks ago

Umm. I hope you realize people don’t dress like this to hang out with their cats. At all. Ever.

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Kathy Baylis 3 weeks ago

This one makes me sad.

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Melanie Remele 3 weeks ago

Looks like Madeline Stewart.

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