I finally made it to the Cat Art Show at the Steam Whistle Brewing here in Toronto, with a day to spare! The show titled Meow Wow, A Cat & Lady Art Show ran for the month of August and showcased cat-themed art work by local female artists.
10% of art sales were donated to Cat Busters Animal Rescue, a registered charity dedicated to the rescuing and re-homing of companion animals. 🐱
There were various groupings and styles of work, I had a few pieces that I personally gravitated to including the series by artist Meg Simmons. This series has Grumpy Cat, Maru, Lil Bub, Colonel Meow and Henri Le Chat Noir.
Meanwhile in the city of Ottawa at the Orange Art Gallery, unfortunately I couldn’t see this one in person, artist Gwendolyn Best exhibited her charming and recognizable paintings.
I love the simplistic style, colors and how the eyes of the cats engage the viewer making it hard not to fall in love with the one of the feline subjects. Gwendolyn has a wonderful series called Parliamentary Cats, of the cats of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and whether a fan of the famous felines or not you will find the images extremely endearing. What make this series so special is that the actual Parliament Hill Cat Sanctuary was officially dismantled in 2013 with the few remaining residents being adopted by the volunteers.
Gwendolyn’s work is available for purchase via the Orange Art Gallery in Ottawa