It's amazing how the Universe works. While helping some folks to look after their animals, on a farm in the Black Forest, Germany, it was jokingly suggested by Aunt Cecelia (not my Aunt) to lay her favourite cat on a piece of paper, and draw around it. Instead I painted 'Maxley' in a simple style, with a few dots included, as I do love dots in my pieces. See his picture in the gallery.
I really enjoyed this. Next I painted Crazy Cat in a friend's house by the Bodensee. This has truly inspired me to take a new direction with my work, hence the Smiley Cat Collection.