Acrylic on white board.
71 x 43cm.
Collection of the artist.
Expresso, a six year old dark brown moggy, will paint almost anywhere
that an easel and paints are provided. In 1993 her owners took a seaside
cottage in Port Chester near Manhattan and during that year Expresso
painted over 150 seascapes, many of which were sold at her first one
cat show at the Meowsterpiece Gallery in Brooklyn in 1994.
unusual horizontal marks evoke strong horizonal images which are immediately
reminiscent of looking out over a vast expanse of ocean. These marks
are interspersed with tiny multi-colored flecks which at once suggest
rocks, surf, gulls, fish, pieces of kelp or crab cast up upon the shore.
There is an energy here, tempered with a gracefulness of line and attention
to detail that gives these works a uniquely powerful yet ethereal quality."
John Pettigrew, exhibition catalog, Brooklyn, 1994
Sent In By: Anne
Ingram, 8 year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. D. Ingram of Newark, NY.
While most of Expresso's works sold for less than $1,000 at her first
show a year ago, her more important works now fetch prices in excess
of $7,000 at auction..