Cat & Dog Paintings | Artist Don Roth  

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Whimsical and nostalgic cat & dog paintings by Southern California Artist
the "Norman Rockwell of Cats"


About the Artist

Southern California Artist Don Roth comes to the craft of painting with a vast range of abilities and experience. He incorporates the technical skills of a Draftsman and Illustrator in a subtle blend of precision and sensitivity, making his creations a wonder to behold.  "Born with a pencil in his hand", Don inherited his artistic talent from his father, who was a successful Automobile Designer in Detroit, where the "Roth" family originated.

After excelling at Art in high school and college, Don served in the Navy as an Illustrator. He then worked for several years as a "one-man-Art Department" for a large city in Orange County. Ultimately, the artist ended up working for fifteen years as an Illustrator for Boeing and McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Companies in Long Beach, California. There he created hundreds of photo-realistic air-brushed renderings of commercial aircraft interiors, including designs for "Air Force One", and the King of Saudi Arabia, thereby acquiring many of the painting techniques he would ultimately utilize in his fine art career.

Now working full time as a fine artist, Don has created numerous commissioned paintings for several VIP clients in Beverly Hills, and his paintings are now displayed in corporate offices, private collections, and art galleries in the Southern California area. Additionally, four of the artist's beach themed images can now be seen as large wall murals in the lobby area of a large resort hotel in Florida.

The "Kool-Kat" painting series, represents the culmination of Don's artistic experience and development. A true "cat-lover" all of his life, these whimsical, light-hearted and nostalgic paintings depict the fantasy of a simpler world where KATS are KOOL!

Artist Don Roth with "Mr. Leo", the inspiration
for the "Kool-Kat" series

  Since April of 2001, Kool-Kat images have been licensed to several manufacturers of jig-saw puzzles, and recently a new line of pet mats.

As of 2004, several "Kool-Kat Kollection" signed and numbered, limited edition seriolithographs, are now available for purchase on Princess, and Carnival Cruise Lines on-board fine art auctions.
This international exposure has brought the artist world-wide acclaim, as he has now earned the title of: "The Norman Rockwell of Cats"!


In , a new line of collectable jig-saw puzzles in nostalgic tin boxes will be available from Master Pieces Puzzle Company, featuring Don's Kat images with vehicle themes.

"The world is a serious and often stressful place to live. If I can bring a chuckle or a smile to the face of my viewers with these paintings, we are both all the better for it".

Don Roth is a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists, and the American Society of Classical Realism.

Kool-Kat Kustomer Komment

"I have just discovered your work, and I am so delighted!!!  I am a cat lover and school teacher who is now head-over-heals excited with your "Kool-Kat Kindergarten" painting!"

- Karen C., Michigan


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