Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Winners of the Red White and Blue Patriotic Cats Contest on Fine Art America

We often think of ourselves as the only cats in the whole world, but our human often “brings us down to earth” by paying attention to OTHER CATs, particularly in the artistic world.  I know...hard to believe she could stop thinking of US so often isn’t it?

Well this week she was “taken over” by the patriotic spirit and hosted a contest for her fellow artists on Fine Art America.  The images which follow are from the talented ARTIST WINNERS of that contest and their creative cats!  Without further ado, we present...”THE WINNAHS!”

1st Place:  Marilyn DeBlock's winning entry “Patriotic Kitty,”  is an adorable cat, holding a flag and created in AI from one of her own photos.  Marilyn, a talented 
photographer-artist retired from a corporate career, often photographed events for her company newspaper.  She now specializes in beautiful photography & art of flowers, nature & pet photography and her company, “Picture This” creates awesome greeting cards.

2nd Place:  Debra Kewley’s entry, “Patriotic Kitties”  our second place winner, features four way-too-cute-kittens, enmeshed in an American flag.  Debra is a passionate nature photographer & artist who lives to create fun & colorful digital, AI & mixed. media artwork.  Her photos were featured in many publications and she’s a frequent award winner in Fine Art America contests. She lived in Florida for many years and now resides in Colorado.

3rd Place (tie) Charles Pace - our 3rd place winner’s creative entry was an extreme close up of a beautiful white cat with the American flag reflected in her blue eyes!  Charles, an illustrator, artist & designer is a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston and has had a long career including advertising, theme park design and film.  

3rd Place (tie):  Louise Lavallee’s entry, “Pat the Cat” is an AI creation of a large cat sitting proudly on a pedestal with an American flag nearby.  Obviously this cat knows about “domination!”  Louise is an artist/painter who lives in Montreal and especially loves creating book and CD covers, using her own photography as inspiration.

Our human, Carol, created links to these fine individuals’ art pages on Fine Art America, if you would like to check out more of their art.  We all do sell our artwork through this site, and the images are available as prints, pillow, and many other home items and wearables.
Carol’s FineArt America address is https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/carol-lowbeer.

You might wonder why there are no picture of US in this post, or of Carol’s own Fine Art work.  Well, you will find that in our accompanying Fourth of July post on the same day.   We object to having “other cats” admired, but, well, its all in the name of A-R-T!

We are joining the Caturday hop, Sunday and Monday hops, in honor of this Independence Day occasion!

Your truly,

Peaches & Paprika
Calico cats of Distinction who have graciously given up the spotlight to others in the name of Art

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