Painting Cats in Clothes Inspired by Literature

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Cat Art for Literary People

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person who keeps company with cats cannot be considered sane.


Dorothy Gale Cat

Dorothy Gale Cat Art by TaraFly, Wizard of Oz Cats

Jay Gatsby

Jay Gatsby Cat, portrait by TaraFly.

Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour Cat, Tudor Cats Collection by TaraFly

King Francis I

Francis I, King of France, as a cat.

Barnabus the Scholar Cat

Orange Tabby Cat Reading Novel, Cat Portrait by TaraFly

Confederate Soldier Cat

Confederate Soldier Cat Art by TaraFly

Union Soldier Cat

Union Soldier Cat Art by Tara Fly

Literary Scout

Literary Cat Reading Book Art by TaraFly

78Tarot Nautical

78Tarot Nautical Deck featuring Tara Fly

The creators of The 78Tarot Project are creating a new deck: 78Tarot Nautical!

This ocean themed deck features the creative talents of Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Amy Brown, Selina Fenech, Stephanie Law, Michael Banks, Larry Elmore, Meredith Dillman, Carrie Hawks, and many, many more….

This time around, I will be painting the “5 of Wands” in my usual cat style! =^,,^=

Visit the official website for 78Tarot, and follow the 78Tarot Nautical journey on Facebook.

2015 Cat Art Calendars

2015 Literary Cats Calendars Are Here!

2015 Literary Cats Calendar by TaraFlyArt
There are only a few of my limited edition 2015 Literary Cats Calendars left; each comes signed and numbered, so order yours today!
This 12-month glossy wall calendar features my most popular paintings, including: the Wizard of Oz Cats, Tudors Cats, Phantom of the Opera, the Great Gatsby, and Gone With the Wind Cats!

Commission Me

Are you considering a custom portrait of your cat dressed in fancy clothing?  I would love to hear your ideas! :)

Please take a look through my Cat Art Portfolio, and if you like what you see, we might be able to work together to create an original painting of your cat.

I walk you through the process of commissioning me here on my Custom Portrait page.

Artist TaraFly with Cat

Tara Fly

Cat Artist

I Am The Crazy Cat Lady. In addition to painting portraits of cats dressed in period costumes, I also watch BBC and Masterpiece Classics, raise wild children, and bake yummy pumpkin pies seasoned with cat hair. Would you like some fur-flavoured coffee?

Goth Cat Portrait, TaraFly Art

Beautiful artwork! Cards are excellent quality. Fast shipping and great communication. I love TaraFlyArt!

Sue Billings, repeat customer

Regency Cat Ladies Gossiping

The cats prints are adorable! Very happy to add these to my collection!

Jessica Doyle (artist), Jessica Doyle on Etsy

African Cat Greeting Card by Tara Fly

What wonderful surprise on a snowy day to find your marvelous cats in my mailbox!

Staci, repeat customer

Mr Darcy Cat

I am just giddy over this wonderful print! He's already in a frame, hanging on the wall. Fast shipping and carefully packaged. Thank you so much! :)

Brooke, Brookish on Etsy

Redcoat Cat Bookmark

So grateful that I found these [cat bookmarks], I only got them this morning and handed them out to friends; they laughed, they loved them, the detail, the charm. Once again SO happy I found TaraFlyArt!!


Barnabus Scholar Cat Reading Book

These are adorable! I've been giving them away to the kids as gifts.

Denise, teacher

Tortoiseshell Cat as Eleanor of Toledo

Eleanor of Toledo, and Two Works in Progress

April 11, 2015 0 Comment

I finished my commissioned portrait of a tortoiseshell cat, dressed as Eleanor of ...

Cat Art Booth SuperPetExpo

SuperPetExpo: The Good, The Bad, and the Dog Pee

March 31, 2015 0 Comment

Last weekend, I set up my cat art booth at the SuperPetExpo in Chantilly, Virginia. ...

Gothic Fairytale Cat Portrait by TaraFly

Rabbit Hole Artist Collective ~ Gothic Fairytales

February 28, 2015 0 Comment

My latest acrylic painting, "Colony of Cats", is up for auction as part of The Rabbit ...