Rachel Parker Knows Light
Watercolorist Rachel Parker knows cats (esp. Siamese and house panthers), and knows light. According to Great Cat, Parker says that "Dramatic lighting can make a potato sack beautiful. Light is a life-giving force and this is true in a painting as well--it breathes vitality and a sense of awe into the everyday."
(You can buy The Book of the Cat: Cats in Art here.)
She's got the Siamese nailed. Even more impressive are her black cats. Awash in light, they look like they could walk off the page.
Rachel's giclee prints start at only $24, and commissions start at $300. And, cats are not her only subjects...check out all her critters and the rest of her exquisite portfolio on her website: Rachelsstudio.com. She also offers private Patreon content.