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.


King Henry VIII

King Henry VIII Cat, art by TaraFly. Tudor Cat Portrait

Daisy Buchanan

Daisy Buchanan Cat Portrait by TaraFly

Mrs Bennet Cat

Mrs Bennet Cat, TaraFlyArt

My Darcy Cat (In Pink)

Mr Darcy Cat, art by TaraFly

Wicked Witch of the West Cat

Wicked Witch of the West Cat Art by Tara Fly.

Tin Cat

Tin Cat, art by TaraFly. Wizard of Oz Cats

Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour Cat, Tudor Cats Collection by TaraFly

Nick Carraway


78Tarot Project

My artwork is being published in an collaborative Tarot Deck, which also features popular fantasy artists Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Meredith Dillman, Larry Elmore, Tiffany-Toland Scott, and many more.

Our Kickstarter fundraiser was successful (Thank you!!) and we are now accepting pre-orders for the 1st Edition deck coming in September! :D


Are you considering a custom portrait of your cat?  I would love to hear your ideas!

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

Watch Me Paint!

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

An Art Auction for 78Tarot Artists

September 24, 2014 0 Comment

My "Five of Pentacles" (from the 78Tarot Project) is up for auction, with a starting ...

Gone With the Wind Cat Art, featuring Rhett Butler

September 23, 2014 0 Comment

I've completed three more paintings in my "Gone With the Wind" series for the 9th ...

Field of gold and Queen Anne's Lace

Fields of Gold and Lace

September 21, 2014 0 Comment

My Wish List of "Plants to Plant" is growing longer every time I encounter something ...