coloring book features 22 reproductions of original works of art by Mimi Vang Olsen. Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed. Click on the small picture to see an interior page.Introduction
Artist Mimi Vang Olsen travels the world, meeting with cats and gathering the information she needs to create her colorful and folksy pet portraits. Vang Olsen always incorporates something from the cat’s home setting into the portrait—maybe a favorite sofa, a garden sanctuary, or a treasured toy—to show what makes that cat happy. Through careful observation, she is able to capture the unique personality of her feline subject in paint. If there’s more than one cat in the household, she often paints them together as a family.
You’ll find twenty-two of Vang Olsen’s cat portraits in this coloring book. They are shown as small reproductions on the inside front and back covers. When you color in the pictures, you might want to copy the colors the artist used, or you might be inspired to use different ones.
Mimi Vang Olsen painted her first portrait of her black-and-white cat, Coody, when she was twelve years old. We’ve left the last page of this book blank so that you can draw and color a picture of your own cat or other favorite pet. Think about your pet’s favorite sunny spot or toy, and add that to your picture.
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