Self-proclaimed "Cat Lady," Stacey Young is all about cats. Not only is she a self-taught artist who specializes in cool somewhat abstract cat paintings perfect for urban dwellers, but she also owns a company For Mew where she sells artisan cat toys made with organic catnip and vegan materials. She is also an animal advocate with a portion of the proceeds going to where else, but cats in need, of course!
Completely. Cats are my muses, and I love creating textures and layering colors to express their spirit, grace, and whimsy.
Acrylic on canvas and paint mostly with plain o’kitchen sponges, and some odd and end tools for texture.
I am owned by two cats, Mischa and Sammy. Mischa is a big beautiful fluff with lots of sass and just as much sweetness. Sammy is a just the sweetest little man who adores snuggles and tolerates dress days. Both love being near when I paint. Mischa helps by selecting the cat image I am going to use. I hold up some paper images and she bites the one she prefers. She only bites one. Sammy requires to be near me almost all the time, so while I paint he is often in his window seat watching, sleeping and inspiring me with his adorableness. Both are rescues and have in returned rescued me. They are my everything.
Thanks to my mother, who is also an artist, my siblings and I have been inspired to indulge in our creative sides all our lives. It took me some time to find my medium. I love painting overall, and also enjoy a bit of unprofessional photography. :)
A Cat… because they do what they want with no concern of what people think. They are badass! And I am not so much.
I work with many groups but my chosen at this time is The Nevada Humane Society. They are a group of people that are unwavering in being a voice for the voiceless. It is also were I adopted Sammy.
I am a total pushover when it comes to animals. I do what I can in my own way… advocating, being vegan, and through my cat toy business For Mew and my art, I am able to donate from my sales to help cats down on their luck. These are things that make me very happy.
Also, I will create a portraits of your kitty "in my style". A gift for the cat person in your life, a baby shower gift for a newly adopted cat, a memorial for your beloved kitty or just because your cat is awesome! Available in 16" x 20" canvas. Contact me at my Etsy shop for more details. Click here:
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