Ernest Hemingway traveled the world and called Key West his home. A cat lover, he had quite a collection of them that still live there today. An odd thing about his cats, they all have six toes on each foot.
This view, from the tourist gate, highlights the wrought iron railings and everywhere, his famous cats. Being a cat lover myself, I pet them all and wanted them in this painting. First I penciled in the home, then I laid in the ink. I sold all the ones I painted and only have this inkwork left. One copy went to the Skaggs matriarch of California drugstore fame and one went to the Hemingway family.
I showed the painted versions up and down the keys at many art shows. Many copies were bought by tourists and carried to over 40 countries.
Written by Edmund Fratus . . . Copyright 9/26/2017Home