About

Started in early 2019 by cat lady artist Helen Garfield, Kitty Cats Joy is an art and gift shop with a difference. Designed for cat lovers, Kitty Cats Joy offers unique art, clothing and gifts, all exclusive to Kitty Cats Joy.

Cat Lady Artist Helen Garfield

Hello, my name is Helen Garfield and I’m the artist and illustrator behind Kitty Cats Joy. I live in North Petherton, Somerset in the UK with my husband, son and two step children.

How did Kitty Cats Joy get started?

In early 2019 I started Kitty Cats Joy as a cat themed gift shop. As I was settling into creating art more again, I decided to turn it into a space to share my own artwork and ideas. Along the way I have developed my art style and have enjoyed exploring this in new and interesting ways.

About the art

In my artwork, which almost always features cats, I love to incorporate fun colours, brush textures, painterly effects, plants as well as photography into my work. I start with a hand-drawn sketch and then upload the outline and digitally re-create with a black outline. I add life to the cat by colouring it in with watercolour and acrylic paint textures that I have painted myself, photographed and uploaded to add to the artwork. I like to experiment with my art and use it again in different ways, to achieve something new. With all my artwork I aim to create a joyful experience and to bring people fun and positivity to their everyday moments. I hope you enjoy my art and illustrations as much as I enjoy creating them!

Why just cats?

Cats remind me of people. Actually I think that cats are the ones in charge. I like cats because I reckon they’ve got life figured out.

A few more things

  • I’m on Instagram – come say hi!
  • Occasionally, I blog about funny things people might find interesting.
  • I offer this freebie art print, for cat owners.
Enjoy your visit. All the best, — Helen