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Carrie Hawks "Tigerpixie", a full time self representing artist. I have been painting and drawing ever since I can remember. I have always been very artistic and fell in love with cats at an early age. I regard myself as primarily a cat artist and incorporate a fantasy theme with most of the felines that I paint. I have always felt a special connection to cats because of their unique personalities. This helped make them a natural subject choice for me. My own cats are my inspiration and models for much of my work.
I enjoy working with a variety of mediums but acrylics are my favorite. I enjoy using a wide variety of vivid colors and paint my cats in all the colors of the rainbow. Nearly all of my cats feature what I like to call "feathered eyes" which has become my trademark. I feel that the eyes of a cat show their independent spirit. I try to capture the cat's mystical spirit in each of my paintings. My love of fantasy is clearly seen in my magical fairy cats and gothic cats series. Winged cats have become a favorite theme for me to paint. My fantasy cat collection will continue to grow as I have many more ideas in the works. Aside from my fantasy cat paintings I also enjoy painting custom commission portraits of pet cats. I always feel so honored when my clients entrust me to immortalize their feline friends in a work of art.
I live in Florida with my wonderful husband, son and daughter. We have 4 beautiful cats that were all strays. They are my furbabies! Pixie and Trixie are my sisters. Anakin is our special 2 legged cat and Mika is our other special kitty. We also have one sweet dog named Buddy and he tolerates the being outnumbered by all of the cats very well. You can meet all of my furbabies on the Meet My Cats page.
I hope that you enjoy your visit to my website and viewing my work. Be sure to visit the Shop before leaving. Don't forget to join my mailing list if you'd like to keep up with my work. Also please feel free to recommend my site to some of your Cat Loving Friends.