Jun 25, 2017

Blue Tabby - Cat Art by Cats of Karavella

Cat Art titled Blue Tabby by Dora Hathazi Mendes, from the Cats of Karavella Collection 

As a child, we had two cats, one wild male, which was a black and white tuxedo called Miska, and a very affectionate female tabby cat, Mili. That was the time when I first fallen in love with cats, and from my saved money I bought the first cat book of my existing collection, which was about different cat breeds of the world.
I was very surprised to see, that certain fur colors were called blue in the book, instead of grey, so later on I painted my own version of my childhood cat, but this time made it really-really blue.

Blue Tabby whimsical cat art by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Blue Tabby cat painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


Let me introduce you the new mutation of the mackerel cat, my extremely Blue Tabby painting which is resting lazily in front of orange background with hand painted black mosaic motifs,  also an Art Deco style stained glass window, and pink silver dotted frame.


Blue Tabby Designs from the Cats of Karavella Collection for cat lovers
Blue Tabby Designs from the Cats of Karavella Collection


Blue Tabby Cat Art available from the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes as high quality wide variety of prints ( canvas, acrylic, framed, wood, metal etc ) and related products with Worldwide Shipping.

For customizable products,  such as items featuring lovely cat quotes, or “add your name” unique products related to the Blue Tabby cat painting and to my other cat art, visit the International Store Links of Cats of Karavella to find your own Country Store which offers also Worldwide Shipping.

Thank You for your interest in my Artwork, and thank you for supporting me by sharing!

Jun 22, 2017

Dreaming About - Cat Art by Cats of Karavella

Cat Art titled Dreaming About by Dora Hathazi Mendes, from the Cats of Karavella Collection .

“If there were to be an universal sound depicting peace, I would surely vote for the purr.” Quote by Barbara L. Diamond.  
A whimsical, orange, blue and white colored painting about a peacefully sleeping striped cat front of decorated background in the style of the Art Deco stained glass windows. The white-blue striped tabby is surrounded by painted silver mosaic, dots, and a question mark which gave  the title, what is she dreaming about?
The Dreaming About painting suggests a calm atmosphere; it is ideal decoration to room of children for instance.

Dreaming About Collection by Cats of Karavella for cat lovers
Dreaming About sample designs from the Cats of Karavella Collection.

Dreaming About Cat Art available from the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes as high quality wide variety of prints ( canvas, acrylic, framed, wood, metal etc ) and related products with Worldwide Shipping.

For customizable products,  such as items featuring lovely cat quotes, or “add your name” unique products related to the Dreaming About cat painting and to my other cat art, visit the International Store Links of Cats of Karavella to find your own Country Store which offers also Worldwide Shipping.

Thank You for your interest in my Artwork, and thank you for supporting me by sharing!

Jun 20, 2017

Peace and Love - Cat Art by Cats of Karavella

Cat Art titled Peace and Love by Dora Hathazi Mendes, from the Cats of Karavella Collection.

Cats are lovely, stroking them make us relaxed, and anyway how true is the quote by Jane Pauley, that "You cannot look at a sleeping cat, and feel tense".



Peace and Love cat painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Peace and Love - Cat Art by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A cute white cat, a lovely creature sleeping peacefully on green leaves in harmony with nature in front of decorated background a German book illustration motif from the 19th century Art Nouveau or Jugendstil . K letter is for Katze, the German name for Cat. But also for Kitty, and as a charming present, can be for Kylie, Kim, Kennedy, Khloe, Katherine, Kate, Katie, and for many girls with name start with letter K. The whimsical, quirky and colorful cat painting is the part of my Cat Inspired Art Collection. Ideal home decor for Cat lovers, and for girls room. Also gifts for Valentines Day.



Peace and Love Collection by Cats of Karavella. Cat designs for cat lovers.
Some example from the Peace and Love Collection by Cats of Karavella

Peace and Love Cat Art available from the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes as high quality wide variety of prints ( canvas, acrylic, framed, wood etc ) and related products with Worldwide Shipping.

For customizable products,  such as items featuring lovely cat quotes, or “add your name” unique products related to the Peace and Love cat painting and to my other cat art, visit the International Store Links of Cats of Karavella to find your own Country Store which offers also Worldwide Shipping.

Thank You for your interest in my Artwork, and thank you for supporting me by sharing!

Jun 18, 2017

Hide and Seek - Cat Art by Cats of Karavella

Cat Art titled The Cat and The Moon by Dora Hathazi Mendes, from the Cats of Karavella Collection.

Kittens are mischievous little creatures, playful a little children continously experimenting the big world around them, sniffing. poking, jumping, running, they are practically unstoppable little energy bombs. 


Hide and Seek Cat painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Hide and Seek - Cat Art by Dora Hathazi Mendes


On my whimsical spring painting a red and a black striped little kitten are playing hide and seek in the silver dotted high grass, in front of painted green and yellow mosaic pattern. Their striped tails are like little antennas up into the air letting their camouflage not as effective as they expected.


Some design from the Hide and Seek Collection by Cats of Karavella
The whimsical cat painting is the part of my Cat Inspired Artwork Collection. Hide and Seek Cat Art available from the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes as high quality wide variety of prints ( canvas, acrylic, framed, wood etc ) and related products with Worldwide Shipping.


For customizable products,  such as items featuring funny cat quotes, or “add your name” unique products related to the Hide and Seek cat painting and to my other cat art, visit the International Store Links of Cats of Karavella to find your own Country Store which offers also Worldwide Shipping.

Thank You for your interest in my Artwork, and thank you for supporting me by sharing!


Jun 13, 2017

The Cat and the Moon - Cat Art by Cats of Karavella

Cat Art titled The Cat and The Moon by Dora Hathazi Mendes, from the Cats of Karavella Collection.


There must be something important going on between the cats and the moon. Proved by the huge amount of artworks, poems, quotes related with this unique combination.
I made this simple, but cheerful little cat painting after I accidentally re-found the well known poem from William Butler Yeats, and I gave to it the same title, The Cat And The Moon


The Cat And The Moon - Cat painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

Patricia Dale-Green thoughts are also describing very accurately this topic: ” The cat has always been associated with the moon. Like the moon it comes to life at night, escaping from humanity and wandering over housetops with its eyes beaming out through the darkness. ”

For me, cats are one of the most sophisticated animals on Earth. They can let you close, but still they keep some distance. Like the Moon, seems close but in fact yet far away… Both remain mysterious, you never able to know them completely.


The Cat and the moon gifts for cat lovers
Some example from the Cat And The Moon Collection of Cats of Karavella



The The Cat and the Moon available from the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes as high quality wide variety of prints ( canvas, acrylic, framed, wood etc ) and related products with Worldwide Shipping.

For more variety of customizable products,  such as cat quotes, or “add your name” items related with my Cat Art, visit the International Store Links of Cats of Karavella Zazzle Store, to find your own Country Store which offers also Worldwide Shipping.

Or if you are a US citizen you can go straight to the The Cat And The Moon Collection of Cats of Karavella 


Thank You for your interest in my Artwork, and thank you for supporting me for sharing my Cat Art!

Dora Hathazi Mendes 
Karavella Atelier


Jun 11, 2017

Hunter in Camouflage - Cat Art by Cats of Karavella

Cat Art titled Hunter in Camouflage by Dora Hathazi Mendes, from the Cats of Karavella Collection.


I made this whimsical cat painting while I was expecting our first child. But this time I already knew, that we were going to have a baby boy.
I always thought that cats are feminine animals, because of their grace and beauty, but that time  I wanted to create something which put an effect more on the masculine side of these gorgeous felines, and as well something which goes well with blue and fit better in the room of a boy!
So, the Hunter in Camouflage was born and took place in my boy´s room as decoration, waiting for his arrival.

Cat Art Hunter in Camouflage by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Cat Art Hunter in Camouflage by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Cats are excellent hunters, born with the instinct of chasing and catching a prey. They are great opportunist as well, and they rarely miss a chance to grab an extra titbit, or catch a bird, or rodent, can be for hunger, but also only for the sake of hunting, and sheer excitement. The depictions of cat as thieves, normally displays the stealth, patience and quicksilver action which are the skills not only of a thief, but also of a hunter which perfected by long practice.

On my colorful, whimsical painting a black, striped tailed cat waiting motionless staring at three eggs, and trying to camouflage itself among long grass, in front of painted blue and yellow mosaic pattern. The feline is waiting for his big moment, for the first chick arrive to the world, without noticing the danger hidden just behind.

Some example from the Hunter in Camouflage Collection by Cats of Karavella
The Hunter in Camouflage available from the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes as high quality wide variety of prints ( canvas, acrylic, framed, wood etc ) and related products with Worldwide Shipping.
For more variety of customizable products,  such as cat quotes, or “add your name” items related with my Cat Art, visit the International Store Links of Cats of Karavella Zazzle Store, to find your own Country Store which offers also Worldwide Shipping.
Or if you are a US citizen you can go straight to the Hunter in Camouflage Collection of Cats of Karavella 
Thank You for your interest in my Artwork, and thank you for supporting me for sharing my Cat Art!
Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

Jun 6, 2017

G is for Gato - Cat Art by Cats of Karavella

Cat Art titled G is for Gato by Dora Hathazi Mendes, from the Cats of Karavella Collection.


G is for Gato is one my favourite cat painting, not only because I had a black cat, but also because back in end of 2016,  I was invited my cat art to be featured in the Women In Art278 Magazine January Issue . For my pride, from the submitted cat paintings, this is the one which was chosen by the editors, to get a full page of exposure.
As you already know, I had a black cat, and we used to joke, that I literally had a shadow. A very loyal shadow, which except when she was sleeping, she was always near me, on me, and around me playing with strings, on hunting for imaginary prays.
When black cat owners find photographs, or paintings about black cats, how often is mentioned or thought, the cat on the image looks exactly like their pets. On my painting, I just used a very simple outline, a typical cat pose, so the viewer can really say, awww look, that is my cat.


Black cat art titled G is for Gato by Dora Hathazi Mendes Cats of Karavella Collection
G is for Gato - Black Cat Art by Dora Hathazi Mendes

A black cat position himself on a column as a hunting silhouette in the night. Static and silent on a way only a feline can be. The dark blue, as night supply the necessary scenery that keeps all the mystery. The cat is tensed, is focusing right now, ready to jump to the pray, if we could see it from front, this is the moment when their pupil got incredibly large. I captured in my painting this very moment of the animal, and created a decorative element for you.
The letter G from the alphabet represents the Portuguese name for cat, gato or gata for feminine. The floral motif inspired by one of my favourite art movement, the Art Deco, also the painted frame which want to imitate the effect of stained glass which was very typical from that era.
This original painting is the one I keep close to me, it is in my study, so whenever I look at it, I remember my late pet. That is why for instance as a print, or a nice gift, it is an excellent memoir to remember our beloved ones, or offer as a present to somebody who lost one black feline.
The G is for Gato black cat painting is the part of my Cat Inspired Artwork Collection called Cats of Karavella. Ideal home decor and gifts for Cat lovers.

Some example from the G is for Gato Cat Designs by Cats of Karavella
Some example from the G is for Gato Cat Designs by Cats of Karavella

The elegant cat painting is the part of my Cat Inspired Artwork Collection. G is for Gato Black Cat Art available from the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes as high quality wide variety of prints ( canvas, acrylic, framed, wood etc ) and related products with Worldwide Shipping.

For customizable products,  such as items featuring funny cat quotes, or “add your name” unique products related to the G is for Gato cat painting and to my other cat art, visit the International Store Links of Cats of Karavella to find your own Country Store which offers also Worldwide Shipping.

Thank You for your interest in my Artwork, and thank you for supporting me by sharing!

Jun 5, 2017

Cat Cocktail - Cat Art by Cats of Karavella

Cat Art titled Cat Cocktail by Dora Hathazi Mendes, from the Cats of Karavella Collection.



Cat Cocktail is a bright, colourful painting about a mixture of cats with different colours, patterns, motifs representing the diversity of this amazing animal species.

Cat Cocktail Cat Art by Cats of Karavella. Artist, Dora Hathazi Mendes
Cat Cocktail from the Cats of Karavella Collection. Painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes


The cats are in all different patterns, such as striped, floral, dotted, checked, in front of densely decorated background in the idea of “horror vacui” which in visual art mean the fear of the empty, thus filling of the entire surface of the artwork with details. For example, bronze mosaic, organic ornaments, floral motifs, star, dots, silver and black chess filed, and a silhouette of a cat head. 


Cat Designs from the Cat Cocktail Cats of Karavella Collection. Gift ideas for cat owners.



The whimsical cat painting is the part of my Cat Inspired Artwork Collection. Cat Cocktail Cat Art available from the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes as high quality wide variety of prints ( canvas, acrylic, framed, wood etc ) and related products with Worldwide Shipping.

For customizable products,  such as items featuring funny cat quotes, or “add your name” unique products related to the Cat Cocktail painting and to my other cat art, visit the International Store Links of Cats of Karavella to find your own Country Store which offers also Worldwide Shipping.

Thank You for your interest in my Artwork, and thank you for supporting me by sharing!

Jun 4, 2017

Night Shift - Cat Art by Cats of Karavella

Cat Art titled Night Shift by Dora Hathazi Mendes, from the Cats of Karavella Collection.


All Cats are grey in the dark. Of course not only cats, but everything else is grey in the dark, so the appearances are meaningless after the light goes out. But since this proverb appeared in 1546, the cats in the dark became the symbol of this concept. When all candles be out, all cats be grey. 

Night Shift - Cat Art by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Night Shift - Cat Art by Dora Hathazi Mendes

Three cats are on their usual night shift duty, two on the red rooftop, one is lazily stretching on the branch of the tree. The moonlight creates on them a green shadow, adding colour to their grey pyjamas. The night is still, nothing moves, but they are pretty sure in their importance. Seemingly doing nothing but meanwhile controlling the Whole Universe. 


Night Shift Designs from the Cats of Karavella Collection.
Some example of the Night Shift Designs from the Cats of Karavella Collection.



The whimsical cat painting is the part of my Cat Inspired Artwork Collection. Night Shift Cat Art available from the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes as high quality wide variety of prints ( canvas, acrylic, framed, wood etc ) and related products with Worldwide Shipping.



For customizable products,  such as items featuring funny cat quotes, or “add your name” unique products related to the Night Shift cat painting and to my other cat art, visit the International Store Links of Cats of Karavella to find your own Country Store which offers also Worldwide Shipping.

Thank You for your interest in my Artwork, and thank you for supporting me by sharing!