For the Grumpy Cat Art Project, more than 30 Alabama artists created new works based on the famous kitty, with pieces ranging from oil paintings to stained glass to jewelry.
Grumpy Cat in luminous oil
The Dutch masters were known for having a certain glow about their art. This depiction of Grumpy Cat is done in classic Dutch style by artist Ann Moeller Steverson, who has a studio at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment in Huntsville, Ala. She is one of many artists participating in the Grumpy Cat Art Project, which tasked creatives with conveying the essence of the Internet-famous frowning furball.
Artist Dustin Tibrook imagined Grumpy Cat's frowny face as a water tower. This surreal piece is one of many created by studio artists at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment. A group of Alabama artists have all contributed original works of art to the Grumpy Cat Art Project. The art pieces will go up for auction online starting on May 27.
Artist Holly Morningstar combined her love of Grumpy Cat and her love of "Game of Thrones" in an art piece that displays Grumpy as the Mother of Dragons. Two perky little dragons drape themselves over the grouchy cat. This piece will be up for online auction along with others as part of the Grumpy Cat Art Project.
Chain mail, an unusual artistic medium, is one of jewelry artist Erin Michael's specialties. She skillfully combined colored chain mail loops to create a classic Grumpy Cat portrait with stamped metal tags reading "I had fun once. It was horrible." Michael holds up her chain mail creation, which is part of the Grumpy Cat Art Project at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment in Hunstville, Ala.
Alabama artist Calvin Hubbard joins Grumpy Cat in expressing his general displeasure at the world as he poses with a ceramic sculpture of the famous feline. Hubbard's work will be up for online auction starting on May 27, along with other art pieces contributed to the Grumpy Cat Art Project. Proceeds will fund projects around the Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment complex, including a children's playground.
Artist Tracey Allyn Greene takes the concept of a pet rock and elevates it with a detailed painting of Grumpy Cat. Greene is known for caring for stray cats around the Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment complex in Huntsville, Ala. She was, therefore, a natural to contribute to the Grumpy Cat Art Project.
More than 30 artists from Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment contributed to the Grumpy Cat Art Project. This paper pulp relief was created by Katherine Purves. The whiskers are hand-sewn and shiny highlights around the eyes and ears show off Grumpy Cat's Siamese heritage. This is just one of many pieces of Grumpy Cat art contributed by Alabama artists.
Cats and dogs don't always get along, but Grumpy Cat looks to have settled in nicely with a group of pups in artist Jennifer Stottle Taylor's depiction of the Internet-famous feline. The dogs mostly look pretty happy compared with Grumpy Cat's trademark grouchy look. Taylor specializes in pet portraits and was one of more than 30 artists to contribute to the Grumpy Cat Art Project at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment in Huntsville, Ala.
Stained-glass artist Julie Gill has a studio at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment in Huntsville, Ala. For the Grumpy Cat Art Project, she created this grumpy stained-glass portrait from pieces of mirror, colored glass, and grout. The frown really comes through in the stained-glass medium.
Many of the studio artists at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment in Huntsville, Ala., work in unusual media. This piece was one of several intricate paper cutouts created by artist Emily Bodnar. The thin tissue paper gives it the look of a snowflake, offsetting the grumpiness of Grumpy Cat and the emphatic "No!" in the center. This paper art and many other pieces will all be available for online auction starting on May 27.