by Janet Blue on November 6, 2014

I am pleased to introduce you to another artist creating beautiful works featuring cats. Kevin Harwood, his wife and three children all love cats. It definitely shows in Kevin’s art. The family’s current and previous cats are the inspiration for his colorful, hand-drawn and painted original illustrations, CATWORKS.




I’d like you to meet the family’s two current cats: Mivi and Mazy. They couldn’t be more adorable. And if you think they are cute, you are going to fall in love with CATWORKS, just as I did.










Artist Kevin Harwood

Artist Kevin Harwood

Kevin is a native of Minneapolis who lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York. He began drawing and painting at an early age. Kevin attended the Minneapolis College of Art & Design on a two-year Fine Arts Scholarship. In the early eighties he worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and award-winning art director while living in England. While there he also completed advanced courses in Studio Arts, Art History and English Literature.


Kevin says of his family’s cats, “They each possess their own unique personalities, and while everything people say about cats—such as being stubborn or aloof at times—is true, we wouldn’t be without them.” As evidenced by the green-eyed, smiling feline below, the painting we are giving away and the adorable kitties in Kevin’s Etsy Shop, he knows exactly how to capture those personalities in each original piece of art.



CATWORKS painting gifted to Kitties Blue by Kevin Harwood.


Kevin’s goal is to focus on his art and develop more opportunities with his CATWORKS series, including greeting cards. Kevin also enjoys writing and painting watercolor landscapes inspired by the beautiful Finger Lakes region.

MEOW BABYAt only $20 for an original painting, and a wide variety to choose from, with titles such as “Hairball,” “Rescue Cats Rule” and “Birds and Squirrels,” I can imagine you wanting more than one of Kevin’s paintings. And don’t forget the holidays are quickly approaching. I know every feline fancier would be delighted to receive one or more of these little gems.

And to sweeten the deal, Kevin is offering a 10 percent discount in his Etsy Shop through December 31. Use the code CATZ10 at check-out.

If you see a CATWORKS piece that you really love but wish the cat looked more like your own, Kevin can do a custom version inspired by the look and coloring of your cat. Send an email to with a photo of your cat. For an additional $5 [total of $25 prior to the 10 percent discount and Free Shipping] Kevin will be happy to create an original work.  

And now what you all have been waiting for…the giveaway. One fortunate reader leaving a comment on this post prior to Thursday, November 13, at 5 p.m. EST will win this adorable 8 1/2 X 12 inch “Meow Baby” signed, original painting by Kevin Harwood. The winner will be selected using

Disclaimer: I received no remuneration from CATWORKS for this review other than the two original works of art (one for myself and one to give away). All opinions expressed are solely my own.


Previous Giveaway Winners

Winners from our giveaway for The Best Cat Book Ever by Kate Funk with AC the Cat are:

Rascal & Rocco
Prudence & Theresa (A Coonhound’s Tales)
Brian (Brian’s Home)

All others who left a comment are entitled to a booklet of four postcards featuring AC. I will send e-mails to all those who commented as well as the winners to secure addresses. All items will be sent directly from the publisher.

Colehaus Cats November 14, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Gorgeous! Our mom really likes those! Purrs…

PepiSmartDog November 13, 2014 at 6:24 am

Great post! What a wonderful idea to feature cat artists.
Love the art work!!! Really super-cute and brings a smile to everyone’s face. *cute alert*
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meowmeowmans November 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm

We love Kevin’s work, and are excited for a chance to win. Hugs!
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The Island Cats November 8, 2014 at 2:59 pm

These are so nice…and reasonably priced. Thanks for offering the giveaway.
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The Canadian Cats November 7, 2014 at 10:56 pm

What lovely pictures! They are whimsical but heck, I like whimsical. A picture that resembled me….now this is something to ponder. I am not stubborn….I’m right and won’t let anyone try to change my mind….hahaha


Sarah November 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm

This is a great idea – I know some cat lovers who would love an original piece of their own cats!
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LP November 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm

His cat art is light and whimsical! And we don’t think cats are stubborn or aloof! Pft!! ;p

the critters in the cottage xo
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Raven November 7, 2014 at 12:22 am

Very cute art. But I’m not sure I need an art piece titled “Hairball” – I have many originals of those produced courtesy of Raven.
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Cathy Keisha November 6, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Concats to the winners. I hope Theresa will show TW her book. Please enter me for the art work.
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Joanne November 6, 2014 at 7:39 pm

So creative!

Deztinee High November 6, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Concats to all da winners and all da commenters. And those awe sum weally cute awts.

Luv ya’

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Flynn November 6, 2014 at 6:39 pm

The art is cute. I love the expressions on the faces.
Concats to the book winners.
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Traveling Cats November 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm

So cute and funny. Great artwork.
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Purrsea November 6, 2014 at 1:28 pm

They are just adorable! Hmmm…an original work that looks like me…something to pawnder! Thanks for sharing! =^,,^=
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Purrsea November 6, 2014 at 1:26 pm

They are just adorable. Hmmm…an original work that looks like me…something to pawnder! Thanks for sharing! =^,,^=

The Swiss Cats November 6, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Nice art work ! Concatulations to the winners ! Purrs
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Angel AbbyGrace November 6, 2014 at 11:55 am

How beautiful and whimiscal!
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Savannah's Paw Tracks November 6, 2014 at 11:26 am

I BOUGHT ONE!! RESCUE CATS RULE which I will gift to a very special person…Miss Gemma is President of Community Concern 4 Cats in Contra Costa County, CA. She and Mom L are partnering on trying to build a low cost spay neuter clinic in the East County.
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janetblue November 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Linda, How wonderful of you to do this. I am in love with this art and if I had an empty wall, I would fill it up with Kevin’s darling kitty paintings. Thank you so much. XOCK, Janet
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prancer pie November 6, 2014 at 11:24 am

We love “Meow, Baby”!
Their furbabies Mizi and Mazy are adorable. We think owning kittehz probably gives this artist lots of inspiration!

Concats to the book winners, too!

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Savannah's Paw Tracks November 6, 2014 at 11:17 am

Concats to all winners. And we sure would like to win this giveaway. Gonna hop over to his Etsy shop to browse around
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Connie November 6, 2014 at 10:39 am

that is cute! You have got to love people with talent like that..
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Ellen Pilch November 6, 2014 at 9:44 am

Congratulations to all the winners! That art work is really nice.
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Kitty Cat Chronicles November 6, 2014 at 9:26 am

You always have the neatest giveaways! Kevin’s paintings are so cute – we would love to win one. It would look great with the Can Man print you gifted to us 🙂
Concatulations to all of the Best Cat Book Ever winners!
Sampy sends kazillions of kisses to Astrid, and we all send love and hugs.
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Kitty Cat Chronicles November 6, 2014 at 9:26 am

P.S. Sampy says that he definitely thinks Astrid should teleport over in her matching tunnel.
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Hemingway and Shakespeare November 6, 2014 at 9:11 am

We think it’s wonderful when a human can capture the spirit and whimsy of us fur people! 🙂
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Katie isabella November 6, 2014 at 7:08 am

That is truly fun to have and I am really impressed by his whimsey and talent.


Molly The Wally November 6, 2014 at 6:39 am

Great art work. We love it. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly
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Cat Scout Charles November 6, 2014 at 6:30 am

My mom loves the artwork. He must live close to us and we will be checking him out. Thank you mom Janet for featuring his pawtastic kitties.
CS Charles

Austin Towers November 6, 2014 at 6:07 am

Another great discovery, Janet!! The expressions Kevin captures are priceless!
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Sometimes Cats Herd You November 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

What cute art! It has such a fun, playful feel to it.
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Sammy November 6, 2014 at 5:48 am

Love his artwork…….there’s that wonderful “spirit of fun” in the cats’ eyes that we so love about cats in the first place – capturing that sense of adventure in a drawing isn’t always easy. So many talented folks out there…..I think those who HAVE cats get the closest to bringing the love they have for them to canvas/paper. It shows.

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hutchagoodlife November 6, 2014 at 5:27 am

Gorgeous artwork. It really captures kitty purrrrrsonalities!

Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal November 6, 2014 at 5:01 am

Cuuute paintings <3

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Summer November 6, 2014 at 3:49 am

I really like his art! And so does my human.
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Maureen November 6, 2014 at 3:04 am

I just his artwork. But I’ve only got a dog right now…
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McGuffy Ann Morris November 6, 2014 at 12:29 am

I love this artwork! I am going to check this out. You come up with great finds. Thank you for sharing these wonderful cat things with us! I would be thrilled to win this!
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