The Welcoming Committee. Original oil painting of 8 Black & White Cats at the entrance to Catland


Every Caturday, the Welcoming Committee greets newcomers at the entrance to Catland. (Charlie is in the bottom row, center.)

My idea with this painting was that the group seems a bit intimidating (even spooky and foreign) from afar, yet when you get close, you see that the individuals are sweet and friendly. In our society we’re told to fear groups of people who are different from us; yet in real life, when we meet people one on one, we find common ground with each other. We’re all just people.

This is an original oil painting (2018) on a 16 x 20 inch stretched canvas with .75 inch gallery-wrapped edges which are painted gold. The back is wired so you can hang it right up as soon as you unwrap it.

My initials HS are on the front, and the painting is signed, titled and dated on the back.

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