Funny Little Cat Paintings

Once or twice a year I sit down and paint ACEOs. An ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals) can be made with just about anything as long as it abides by one rule – it is 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches – the size of a trading card.

I found ACEOs on eBay in 2007 and credit them with sparking my interest in painting. Prior to then I had mainly used paint to make accent marks on my 3d sculptures. ACEOs sparked my interest in selling my art online too, and I sold quite a number of them — some flat paintings, others collages, and of course, many 3d-ish forms with polymer clay sculpture resting on a 3.5 inch by 2.5 inch painting.

My paintings have grown in size, considerably in some cases, and my subject matter has expanded — but it’s still fun to sit down and create something SMALL. Here’s a look at the first, perhaps only, batch I’ve made for 2017.



Group of 5 ACEOs along with one of the certificates I attach to each one I sell. Very official 🙂



Title: Chet is a Pyromaniac

It’s Chet’s Birthday! He’s a bit of a pyromaniac — you can see it in his eyes.

Find it HERE or a 5 inch by 7 inch print of the image HERE


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Title: Mylo is a Wino

Since painting this Mylo has told me he’s more of a craft beer guy than a wino.

Find it HERE or a 5 inch by 7 inch print of the image HERE


Title: Edith Has Issues

When Edith’s shampoo turned her hair blue she started to drink red wine. Gray Tiger Cat with Red wine print.

Find it HERE or a 5 inch by 7 inch print of the image HERE



Title: Yoga Cat: Silent Mylo Tuxedo Cat in Side Angle

Find it HERE



Title: Yoga Cat: Orange Tiger in Half Moon

Find it HERE



Shhhh…..secret sale……..



Shhhh — it’s a secret!

I rarely offer “after Christmas” sales. My work is neither perishable nor trendy, so I feel no need to clear the shelves, so to speak.

So let’s call this a 12 Days of Christmas offer 🙂 Now through January 4th, 2016, take 12% off anything in my online shop (minimum purchase $10).

Use code: 12DAYS2015 at check out

Here’s a link to my shop: ETSY

Enjoy the rest of the 12 Days of Christmas — and Happy New Year!

** this offer is only being made available through this site, my Etsy Updates, and Twitter — so it really is a secret of sorts 🙂 **


Walking In A Winter Wonderland

The Holidays can be hectic. So much rushing around! As we speed through the shortest days of our year, don’t forget to take a step back every now and then, enjoy your surroundings and just breathe.

If I can help you with that perfect gift for someone on your list, here’s how you can find me:

Click HERE to visit my Online Store

Click HERE to set up a studio visit if you will be in the Western New York area

Wishing you fun, happiness and Peace throughout the Holiday Season,



New Work: Masked Men, Hipster Cats, and Wine

AlisonEKurek_HeartBuffalo_810List Click HERE & HERE to find my Buffalo Art Work that was featured in Buffalo Magazine, March 23

New Work: Masked Men, Hipster Cats, and Wine


     Who are these masked men? New painting! “Masquerade” 11″ x 14″, not framed, $175
                             Please contact me HERE for more info on this painting
         Hipsters are EVERYWHERE!!! New work! “Hipster Cats: A Stroll in Delaware Park”    
                                                       9″ x 12″, framed, $165
                              Please contact me HERE for more info on this piece
           New small painting! “Yoga Cat White Wine”,  7″ x 5″, not framed, $42. Find it HERE.
               New small painting! “Red. Red Wine”,  7″ x 5″, not framed, $42. Find it HERE
               New small painting! “White Wine Glass”,  7″ x 5″, not framed, $42. Find it HERE.