Carrie Hawks 'Tigerpixie', a full time self representing artist. I have been painting and drawing ever since I can remember. I have always been very artistic and fell in love with cats at an early age. I regard myself as primarily a cat artist and incorporate a fantasy theme with most of the felines that I paint. I have always felt a special connection to cats because of their unique personalities. This helped make them a natural subject choice for me. My own cats are my inspiration and models for much of my work.
I enjoy working with a variety of mediums but acrylics are my favorite. I enjoy using a wide variety of vivid colors and paint my cats in all the colors of the rainbow. Nearly all of my cats feature what I like to call 'feathered eyes' which has become my trademark. I feel that the eyes of a cat show their independent spirit. I try to capture the cat's mystical spirit in each of my paintings. My love of fantasy is clearly seen in my magical fairy cats and gothic cats series. Winged cats have become a favorite theme for me to paint. My fantasy cat collection will continue to grow as I have many more ideas in the works. Aside from my fantasy cat paintings I also enjoy painting custom commission portraits of pet cats. I always feel so honored when my clients entrust me to immortalize their feline friends in a work of art.
I live in Florida with my wonderful husband, son and daughter. We have 4 beautiful cats that were all strays. They are my furbabies! Pixie and Trixie are my sisters. Anakin is our special 2 legged cat and Mika is our other special kitty. We also have one sweet dog named Buddy and he tolerates the being outnumbered by all of the cats very well.
I have always been an animal lover, especially of cats. All my life I have been surrounded by these magnificent creatures and have witnessed their incredible awareness to the world around them. Throughout history the cat has been worshiped and adored by humans for their magical qualities. From every corner of the globe, over the many years since the pharaohs, the revered cat has had a special place in the record books. The cat is truly a magical, mystical creature. The cat has been blessed with extraordinary senses, such as us mere humans will never know. It is said that feline eyes are windows allowing us to see into another world. I believe the world seen through cat's eyes is truly a fantasy world. Through my artwork I wish to bring that world to life so that you will believe in the fantasy of cats as I do.
I hope that you enjoy viewing my work. Please check back often as I'll always be adding something new. Also please feel free to recommend my site to some of your Cat Loving Friends.
Thank you so much for visiting! ~Carrie - Tigerpixie Fantasy Cat Art - Tigerpixie.com