“’There is nothing more to be said or to be done to-night, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellow men.’”
– Arthur Conan Doyle, The Five Orange Pips
“One wanted, she thought, dipping her brush deliberately, to be on a level with ordinary experience, to feel simply that’s a chair, that’s a table, and yet at the same time, It’s a miracle, it’s an ecstasy.”
– Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse
“‘The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.'”
– Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
This website showcases my artwork and provides information about my novels. It’s been fully launched since June 2016.
The name, Small Grey Cat Studio, is in memory of a beloved cat-friend and artistic muse to me. That’s him in the photograph. Apologies if you’re wanting to connect my work and my face; with all the weirdness out there on the internet, I decided it was better to post a picture of my cat rather than me.
I’m based in the Pacific Northwest, USA, land of tall trees, grey skies, and rain.
About the Landscape Paintings
I’ve always been particularly drawn to the nineteenth century Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, and my own style reflects that. I love paths, water, trees, shadows, solitude, and mystery.
About the Illustrations and Children’s Books
Sometimes I’m in the mood to create more whimsical art and stories, often inspired by my nonhuman friends.
About the Novels
My novels aren’t meant to be taken seriously, just provide entertainment. Most of them are escapist romances involving paranormal-type obstacles for heroines to overcome in the path to true love, all in the cause of a happy ending. I’m not into highly descriptive sex, gore, or profanity, mostly just melodramatic angst.