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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chacal
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7 months ago

It’s called irony

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Kathy Baylis
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8 months 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
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8 months ago

Looks like Owl Kitty, only in paint.

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Kathy Baylis
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8 months ago

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

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Melanie Remele
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8 months ago

Halp!😼

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Kathy Baylis
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8 months ago

The struggle is real and intense.

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Kathy Baylis
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8 months ago

Why didn’t Whistler think of this?

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LoveLaughLucia
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8 months ago

looks like my cat when I offer her a vegetable

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Brandy Grote
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8 months ago

I seen a boo!

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Brandy Grote
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8 months ago

Mlep!

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Brandy Grote
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8 months ago

Faberge kitty

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chaos kitten
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8 months ago

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

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LoveLaughLucia
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8 months ago

commence stage two of the bathtub cat

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Kathy Baylis
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8 months ago

This one must be the cat named Satan...

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Tristan McGill
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8 months ago

Why does this look like Lydia from "Beetlejuce"?

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Kathy Baylis
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8 months 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
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8 months ago

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

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Elina Kuusisto
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8 months ago

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

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Scout Collie
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8 months ago

no not cat i is cup

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ƒιѕн
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8 months ago

Getting a view of the full moon.

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Kathy Baylis
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8 months ago

I don’t even want to know.

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Kathy Baylis
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8 months 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
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8 months ago

Save the baby!

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Jamyi Lee
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7 months ago

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

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Kathy Baylis
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8 months 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
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8 months ago

This one makes me sad.

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Melanie Remele
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8 months ago

Looks like Madeline Stewart.