I know you are all probably wondering where I get inspiration for my cat ACEOs so I thought it about time I revealed all.
His name is Mr Biggles and believe it or not, he is not my cat. I don’t actually have a cat. I used to when I was little… and now that you’ve all picked yourself off the floor, I’ll introduce you to my adopted ‘but-only-when-he-feels-like-it’ kitty.
He belongs to my neighbour and primarily a house cat. When the weather is nice, however, and because my neighbour hasn’t got much in the way of a yard or garden, he ventures out to sun himself in mine.
Some days he’ll love you and others he wants nothing to do with you. He doesn’t like men very much and he’s a huge scaredy cat. He is quite the character and while he may not be a tuxedo like the cats in many of my paintings, each and every one of them has a little bit of Biggles.
One day the pitter patter of paws may grace my floors again but for now, I have more than enough inspiration in Mr Biggles and the cats of the neighbourhood.