by Drew Strouble
Tatianna, the very special and beloved cat of author and teacher, Linda Mohr. Linda wrote this marvelous book about her remarkable experiences with Tatianna, both during her life and after her passing. I was honored that Linda commissioned me to do the illustration for the book cover. She wanted an artist that loves and understands how special and magical cats are and sensed I might be the one for the job. Linda expressed that Tatianna's eyes were like sparkling deep pools of blue and that they had to be captured in her portrait. She told me that Tatianna's spirit would be there to guide me. I truly believe she was watching over me while I painted her portrait. You can purchase the book, "Tatianna", on Linda's website at this link: Tatianna or below from Amazon.com
Here's an excerpt from the book:
"The first night, with just the two of us in the house, I cradled Tatianna in my arms, carried her up to my bedroom, and put her in bed with me. I think at that moment she understood how much I needed her and how much she needed me. ... That started a lifelong routine of her sleeping with me. We developed an extraordinary closeness in a short period of time, and that connection formed a foundation for us to help one another through the many twists and turns of our lives together." Linda Mohr, from her book, "Tatianna"
2008 Muse Medallion Winner, Cat Writer's Association, Best Illustration!
Giclée Prints of my original watercolor. more info
Limited Edition of: 950 Prints and 50 Artist's Proofs •
Overall size: 16" x 16" incl. 2 3/4" mat.
• Each print is hand signed, titled & numbered with matching Certificate of Authenticity. Open Edition Mini Prints
• Overall size: 10" x 10" incl. 2" mat. • Each print is hand signed and titled.
Fine Art Greeting Card • Hand mounted Art Print on 5" x 7" white card. • Blank inside. • Matching envelope and clear protective packet included.
All prints are shrink wrapped with a white mat and foamcore backing. Designer Frames are black aluminum with plexiglas.