That Damn Cat … Introducing Trevor the Cat

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Introducing Trevor the Cat

CAT ON PIANO

CAT ON PIANO

In the past year or so some things have been good, and other things have been less good. Mostly good I am glad to say. But one of the less good happenings was the sudden closure of a very promising art gallery chain.

It happens that retail art galleries come and go, sigh!

Usually they vanish leaving artists penniless and without their art.

Not so this time because the gallery staff gave me a warning and a chance to get my work back just before their bailiffs came in.

Cat on TableThe gallery directors had been wooing me to create and supply paintings and prints for a while. Eventually I had painted a small set of new work as requested featuring Trevor the Cat. The pictures were created using a very specific technique. An earlier style of mine that is nothing like my current cityscapes or landscapes.
Cat and Stove

Those who know my previous work might recognise Trevor as the skinny black cat often found in a naïve looking kitchen. This naïve painting style using black outlines, and palette knife with scumble and glaze, looks child-like. Well of course it should do, because it was based on children’s art. My own children actually. I happily used the simple outline and thick paint system because it was such good fun. And it made people happy. An ideal language for a stroppy black cat.Cat on Piano

Anyway, I got the originals back and I have now decided to print and promote these images myself. They join my existing portfolio of cats and kitchen images. I self-publish them from my studio as signed and numbered archival-quality fine-art prints.

Cat and Grandfather clockBingo, so they are now on our own family art-print website artpublish.com.

The original paintings are also available on www.colinruffell.com

where there is also a video showing Trevor the Cat as an iconic role setter and subject of many other paintings and prints.

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The original Trevor the Cat lived to a ripe old age but has long since passed over the rainbow bridge to cat heaven, or wherever cats go.

He cost me a small fortune in vet’s fees after he was involved in a road accident. But eventually he became very popular in print. His image is collected by cat lovers from all over the world, and we were repaid many times over.

Nowadays we have the dubious pleasure of living with another black cat called Carly. She has yet to be featured in paint and printing ink. Watch this space.

Cat and Guinness

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Colin Ruffell was born in 1939, then he was bombed, evacuated, educated, expelled, repatriated, married, bred, qualified and taught; until in 1965, aged 26, he became a professional artist. Since then he is proud and happy to have survived. He qualified from two Art Colleges in painting, design and printmaking, and the Open University in psychology and aesthetics, plus he has a reasonably clean driving license. He has founded, led or organised the following; Spectrum Studios, Artists in Action, Bayswater Road Artists Association, 9-Plus Artists Group, Buckingham Fine Art Ltd., Brighton Artists Workshop, European Fine Art Ltd., The Fine Art Trade Guild, The Fiveways Artists Group, and Crabfish Ltd.

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