Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vivienne Strauss Paintings Reveal the Secret Lives of Cat Ladies

Self taught artist Vivienne Strauss may not have any formal arts training, but her BA in Philosophy surely plays a role in her original paintings and prints. I love her creative use of colors and patterns, that are only enhanced by the quirky narratives she brings to each piece. From first family portraits, to simply relaxing at home, Strauss is gifted at turning some of life's ordinary moments into extraordinary works of cat art.



andrea said...

there is something I REALLY like about her pieces, but can't put my finger on it yet. fantastic post. I am also a fan of her Peabody Conservatory piece with a class of musicians. xo

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

very cool!

Anonymous said...

These artworks are fabulous! Thanks for sharing this artist - always looking for inspiration ;o)
Sarah x

meowmeowmans said...

We like these pieces very much! As you said, they turn everyday slices of life into works of art.

Unknown said...

Folk art for the new millennium. How does she create a cozy mood and a hint of dysfunction all at the same time? Is she spying on us?

vivienne strauss said...

I'm thrilled to have found this post- you all have made my day!

Catsparella said...

You're amazing, Vivienne!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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