I had a question about whether I do cats. I do, but in truth the requests for cat portraits are much fewer than dogs. Many people find it hard to bond with cats; they can be aloof, certainly. I, personally, am very happy and lucky to have an extremely affectionate cat.
So for people who are lucky enough to bond with their cats, they have the same degree of attachment as dog people. In the case of this portrait, I understand that these guys are "the best cats ever," and looking at them, I think that's true.
This is a multiple pet painting, and actually came from one reference photo. It would have been virtually impossible to mash them together from separate photos. There would be no way to tell how they would fit together. But the reference photo was an adorable pose, so we went with it.
My client was very pleased. Now is a good time to order a portrait. Hope you enjoy this one. Thanks.