The Things We Love
British artist Anne Mortimer is recognized as one of the world's finest contemporary painters of cats and is renowned for the many children's books she has published over the years.
In addition to her impressive collection of cat paintings, Anne is also an accomplished painter of birds and botanicals, bunnies and Christmas, florals and gardens. She has won an honorable mention from the Society of Miniature Painters for her work in these subjects.
Anne's work has been reproduced as home decor products including fabrics, china, collector plates, tinware, needlecraft and stationary. Her licenses in the United Kingdom include Wedgwood, The Danbury Mint, Coverleaf, R.S.P.B, W. H. Smith, Marks & Spencer, and DMC, and in the United States, companies such as Sunrise Greetings, Leanin' Tree, SunsOut, Crown Point Graphics, Santa Barbara Ceramic Design, C. R. Gibson, Dayspring, JCA, Ravensburger, Mosaic Designworks, Hindostone, Renaissance, and the Toy Works.
The artist has exhibited with the Society of Illustrators U.S.A., Best Children's Books of the Year 2002/2003 Bonhams Auction House London, The Royal Miniature Society (R.M.S.) and the Society of Botanical Artists.
Since 1990 Anne has worked with Harper Collins book publishers & Hyperion Walt Disney children's books U.S.A.
Her most notable books include:
"A Pussycats Christmas" - Margaret Wise Brown
"Sneakers the Seaside Cat" - Margaret Wise Brown
"Cats Sleep Anywhere" - Elenor Farjeon
"A Kittens Year" - Nancy Raines Day
"Cat & Bear" - Carol Greene
"Kittycat & Lullaby" - Eileen Spinelli
"Santa's Snow cat" - Sue Stainton
"The Lighthouse Cat" - Sue Stainton
Among her most recent books are "The Chocolate Cat" by Sue Stainton and the "Owl and the Pussycat" by Edward Lear.
Her love of cats & nature is obvious, the attention to detail is extraordinary. Her talent shines through in all her works of art.
Porterfield's is delighted to be able to represent the extraordinary and extremely charming artwork of Anne Mortimer to all fields of art licensing on an exclusive basis in North America.
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