Maud Lewis Cat Paintings
Maud Kathleen Lewis (née Dowley; March 7, 1903 – July 30, 1970) was a Canadian folk artist from Nova Scotia. Lewis lived most of her life in poverty in a small house in Marshalltown, Nova Scotia, achieving national recognition in 1964 and 1965. Several books, plays and films have since been produced about her. Lewis remains one of Canada's best-known folk artists; her works and the restored Maud Lewis House are displayed in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
You can use the directions below to draw some cats. Try to hold your paper horizontally, and draw more than one cat, like the painting with the 3 cats above. Don’t forget to include the background, will there be flowers, grass, other animals? What color will you make the cats? Will they be fluffy? Smooth?
To learn more about cats, click here:
Interesting facts about cats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBUTaoYVgXc
Story about cats: Hilary Duff reads “Romeow & Drooliet” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBpk9B9nuYM
PBS Episode “How Sagwa got Her Colors” A series about Royal Calligrapher Cats