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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Kathy Baylis
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like Owl Kitty, only in paint.

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Kathy Baylis
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The struggle is real and intense.

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Zompor
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is my fav photo by this artist, it is my youtube profile picture for years

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chaos kitten
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Tristan McGill
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why does this look like Lydia from "Beetlejuce"?

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Kathy Baylis
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Serasia
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think the ruff is too heavy. He’ll grow into it.

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Kathy Baylis
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Jamyi Lee
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Kathy Baylis
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Susan Gawryla
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What about having a Kittie under top looking down

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themossman
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the phantom of the opurrera 🤡

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Grace Schultz
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hello big floof I is small floof

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Susan Gawryla
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is that a ghost Kittie in there?

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Susan Gawryla
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With the shadow, perfect warming light..feel like we're in same room, love this!

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Susan Gawryla
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a FEARLESS hero, "we ride!"

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