Guest star: Fantasy Art. Fantasy Cats

Originally posted on Katzenworld:

Hi everyone,

Today’s guest post comes from Irina and is about her:

Fantasy Art. Fantasy Cats.

Hello! Let me introduce myself. My name is Irina and I am a crazy cat lady. I am! And always have been. As long as I can remember, I have always had cats. And I remember all of them too, every single one: what they looked like, what their personalities were like, who was quiet and lazy and who was mischievous and crazy.

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Of course, my love spread everywhere. I like watching cat cartoons, reading cat books and articles and blogs and I started my cat collection some years ago.

cat artIt’s quite a chore to dust them all!

Naturally, this passion had to manifest itself in my art sooner or later. I worked with oils for many years but mainly painted landscapes. At some point I felt that I wanted to try a different…

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New Fantasy Cats – bright and bold

I decided to be brave with my colours and painted this new group of Fantasy Cats in very bright hues – hence the name “Rainbow Cats”.


“Rainbow Cats” Size : 22.5cm x 30.5cm; approx 9″x12″ Medium : Acrylic paints Material : canvas


You can find my paintings and other works here:

New! Cats Portraits – but they are all Fantasy Cats

Having painted many Fantasy Cats – their souls, really, not their exterior cuteness (wonderfully cute though they are!), I decided to try my hand it the actual portrait painting.

One of the bloggers here – Marc-Andre from

kindly offered me the photo and very vivid description of his two amazing cats.

Here what I made of them:


“Oliver” Size : 13cm x 18cm; approx 5″x7″ Medium : Acrylic paints Material : canvas

"Nubia" Size : 13cm x 18cm; approx 5"x7" Medium : Acrylic paints Material : canvas

Size : 13cm x 18cm; approx 5″x7″
Medium : Acrylic paints
Material : canvas

You can order your cat’s portrait – painted in an unusual, fantasy style – here:

And Cats Again! My latest Fantasy Cats painting for you

Just finished this painting of two cats – they have joined the growing family of Fantasy Cats (you can find them all here:

"Two Watchful Cats in Burgundy and Orange" Size : 30cm x 30cm; approx 11.8"x11.8" Medium : Acrylic paints Material : canvas

“Two Watchful Cats in Burgundy and Orange”
Size : 30cm x 30cm; approx 11.8″x11.8″
Medium : Acrylic paints
Material : canvas


Cats, cats, cats – now on my cushions

I am a great cat lover – well, this is obvious.

I realized that I made quite a few of my cushion/pillow covers featuring cats – in various forms, colours and sizes.

Let’s have a look.

First, my Black Cats:

"Cheeky Black Cat"

“Cheeky Black Cat”


“The Cat and the Moon”

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“Two Black Cats”

I made these three cushions as a set – “Three Black Cats” (inventive name, I know!)


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Now – other cats, white and one Siamese:


“Queen of Night”


“Siamese Cat”


“Playful White Cat”

On some cushions cats have a company:


“Cat and Dog: Friendship”


“Cat and Mice: Sweet Dreams”


“Cats in Love”

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“Cat and Bird”


Other cushions are featuring cats in a humorous way:

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“The Cats Tree”


“The Cats Family”

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“Cat and Balloon”

"Two Funny Cats"

“Two Funny Cats”


“Four Jolly Cats”

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“Autumn Cat”

All my cushion covers are completely hand-sewn, I used the raw edge applique technique when making it. The applique details are made of  high quality fabrics. I embroidered some details and used beads, buttons and other trimmings.

Because I put a lot of imagination, efforts and work into my cushion covers I give them all individual names :)

What do you think?

If you’d like to see all my cushions – and other art – you can always look in my Etsy shop here: